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Allison Blood

allison blood1 Allison BloodAllison Blood grew up in St. Louis County and attended Parkway West High School. She then went to the University of Missouri – Columbia and graduated with a Bachelors of Journalism in Radio and Television and a minor in Political Science.

During her time there, she filed stories for KMOX out of the Jefferson City Bureau in the Capitol. Upon graduation, she worked for Missourinet in Jefferson City, until she came to KMOX in January of 2012.

Allison enjoys reporting on politics and local news. She brings in some kind of baked treat almost every Friday that she makes herself. Allison loves cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her family in Chesterfield and going to concerts and Cardinals games.

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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH ALLISON:

What is your favorite St. Louis activity?
City museum, Cardinals Baseball game or any of the festivals: Mardi Gras, Octoberfest.

What would you do if you weren’t in radio?
I would probably work for a TV station or an online news site.

Do you have any pets?
My family has two little dogs named Oscar and Lucy who are both Yorkies.

Share one random fact.
I hate cottage cheese.

If you could live anywhere else in the country, where would it be?
D.C. probably… or Austin, Texas.

File photo of pigs. (Photo by Gabriela Panela/AFP/GettyImages)

Pork Prices Still On the Rise From Pig Virus

Was your pork steak a little pricey this Labor Day weekend? Experts say prices will only go up from here.

09/02/2014

Business owner Mustafa Alshalabi cleans damage to his store, Sam's Meat Market, after it was looted during another night of rioting following protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Alshalabi is carrying a firearm on his side in order to protect his property. Looters ransacked several businesses for several hours as police held a position nearby with military grade weapons and armored personnel carriers (APC). Violent outbreaks have taken place almost nightly in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Area Business Owners Ask for Help From St. Louis County

Ferguson business owners are asking the county to help after the crisis in Ferguson caused them to close their doors.

08/27/2014

Police speak to a protester as they try to control the crowd on Aug. 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

St. Louis County Council Approves $1M in Emergency Funds for Ferguson Residents

The St. Louis County Council has approved up to $1 million in emergency funds for people living in Ferguson who were unable to work or even leave their homes during the crisis.

08/27/2014

Police watch as demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dooley: Ferguson Policing Will Cost County Up to $100,000 Per Day

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley estimates it will cost from $90,000 to $100,000 a day in police overtime for St. Louis County officers and their efforts in Ferguson.

08/27/2014

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Expert: Race Relations Top Issue in St. Louis County Executive Race

UMSL political science professor Dave Robertson says as candidates Rick Stream and Steve Stenger face off, this issue will be paramount.

08/25/2014

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

St. Louis Police Promise Transparency After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

St. Louis Police are vowing more transparency in the wake of a fatal officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.

08/20/2014

A crowd gathers after an officer-involved shooting in North St. Louis (Brett Blume, KMOX)

Footage, More Details Released on North St. Louis Officer-Involved Shooting

St. Louis police released more details about a fatal officer-involved shooting on Riverview that happened at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

08/20/2014

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

2 St. Louis County Officials Call for McCulloch’s Removal from Michael Brown Case

Hazel Erby says if McCulloch would recuse himself, there would likely be continued peace in Ferguson.

08/20/2014

Demonstrators react as police fire tear gas at them while protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Some Protestors Say Police Firing Tear Gas at Peaceful Protests

Some protestors are refuting claims made by police that molotov cocktails and shots fired are what caused officers to shoot tear gas into crowds marching and protesting in Ferguson.

08/18/2014

Lesley McSpadden, mother of slain 18 year-old Michael Brown speaks during a press conference at Jennings Mason Temple Church of God In Christ, on August 11, 2014 in Jennings, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Brown’s Family Upset About Release of Surveillance Video

The family of Michael Brown is upset with Ferguson police for releasing a video allegedly showing Michael Brown stealing cigars from a convenience store.

08/15/2014

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