Allyson Brown

All Media Journalist

Allyson Brown is a southern girl from Memphis, TN ... home of the best BBQ, the Memphis Grizzlies and Elvis Presley. She has lived in the Bluff City practically her whole life.  She has been a competitive runner most of her life. She started when she was seven and ended her career at 21 at the University of Missouri. She knew she would never make it to the Olympics but plans to report on them one day. Allyson's life goal is to affect change in a positive way which is why she became a journalist. She loves good food, reading, sports (especially track and field) and meeting new people.  So if your see her around, say hello, she would love to chat.   Where were you born? Memphis, TN Where did you grow up?   Memphis, TN What was your favorite TV show then? Scooby Doo  What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? A S.W.A.T Officer How might someone have described you in high school? She’s always running. What was your first job? A camp counselor What was your first job in television? Multi-Media Journalist What do you like about your job?   Meeting new people and learning new things What do you not like about your job?   Not being able to wear jeans. What might people be surprised to know about you?  I’m short. What is the hardest thing you ever did?  Saying goodbye to my dogs. What would be a perfect day for you?  Finally seeing Beyonce in concert! What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Never give up. Chase your dream like you would chase a story. The stories about the track and field team I got to help coach at my first job. I went to this small, rural school district in Missouri to talk about a levy on a ballot . As I was waiting to talk to the principal, I heard a kid say they were heading to track practice. I went and introduced myself to the coaches and kids. The rest is history. They went from running a three minute and 55 seconds 4 x4 relay to three minutes and 38 seconds eventually placing sixth at state! If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?   Favorites  Favorite book: Count of Monte Cristo  Favorite CBS show:  NCIS Favorite food:  Good food. Favorite hobby:  Reading Favorite Miami Valley place:  Still trying to discover that place. Favorite movie:  Impossible to name. Favorite music: Again, impossible to name. Favorite travel destination:A place with a beach and sun.

Latest from Allyson Brown

How could government shutdown affect Springfield residents?
 Some Springfield seniors said they’re worried about their Social Security benefits should the government shut down this week, but a local professor says the affect in the Miami Valley won’t be great if it’s short. A shutdown could occur if lawmakers can’t reach an agreement this week on funding the government at least...

Posted: 4 hours ago

Some Springfield seniors said they’re worried about their Social Security benefits should the government shut down this week, but a local professor says the affect in the Miami Valley won’t be great if it’s short. A shutdown could occur if lawmakers can’t reach an agreement this week on funding the government at least...
Champaign County still investigating likely attempted murder-suicide
 Champaign County Deputies continue to investigate a shooting on New Year’s Eve and said they’re looking at it as an attempted murder-suicide, according to a sheriff’s office report. RELATED: 
               1 dead after Champaign County shooting: What we know now Officers were dispatched to a home in the 9800 block of Loveless...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Champaign County Deputies continue to investigate a shooting on New Year’s Eve and said they’re looking at it as an attempted murder-suicide, according to a sheriff’s office report. RELATED: 1 dead after Champaign County shooting: What we know now Officers were dispatched to a home in the 9800 block of Loveless...
Springfield trucking company: Widening I-70 to make corridor safer
 The widening of Interstate 70 in Clark County will make a busy transportation corridor safer, says a Springfield-based trucking company. The project to add a lane in each direction between Ohio 72 and U.S. 68 previously was set to begin in July of 2019, Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee Director Scott Schmid said...

Posted: a day ago

The widening of Interstate 70 in Clark County will make a busy transportation corridor safer, says a Springfield-based trucking company. The project to add a lane in each direction between Ohio 72 and U.S. 68 previously was set to begin in July of 2019, Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee Director Scott Schmid said...
Promise Neighborhood to hold service project on Martin Luther King Day
 A local organization is asking for help and support for a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Springfield Promise Neighborhood is a nonprofit focused on reducing poverty and creating more opportunities for residents of the city’s south side, including improving students academic success. The U.S. has 16 Promise Zones...

Posted: 6 days ago

A local organization is asking for help and support for a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Springfield Promise Neighborhood is a nonprofit focused on reducing poverty and creating more opportunities for residents of the city’s south side, including improving students academic success. The U.S. has 16 Promise Zones...
Urbana debates banning feeding feral cats
 The city of Urbana is debating whether or not to make it illegal for people to feed feral cats. More than 50 people showed up to a city council meeting last week to oppose a proposed ordinance the seeks to ban providing food, water or shelter to wild animals, making it a minor misdemeanor. RELATED: 
               Young’s dairy uses...

Posted: 11 days ago

The city of Urbana is debating whether or not to make it illegal for people to feed feral cats. More than 50 people showed up to a city council meeting last week to oppose a proposed ordinance the seeks to ban providing food, water or shelter to wild animals, making it a minor misdemeanor. RELATED: Young’s dairy uses...
Woman accused of putting living dog in trash, police say
 A Springfield woman has been accused of placing a living dog in a trash bag for composting after not feeding it or providing proper care. Tracy Brown, 53, faces two counts of animal cruelty. She appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning, but her case was continued because she requested a public defender. Brown allegedly called...

Posted: 12 days ago

A Springfield woman has been accused of placing a living dog in a trash bag for composting after not feeding it or providing proper care. Tracy Brown, 53, faces two counts of animal cruelty. She appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning, but her case was continued because she requested a public defender. Brown allegedly called...
Springfield woman accused of putting living dog in trash
 A Springfield woman has been accused of placing a living dog in a trash bag for composting after not feeding it or providing the dog proper care. Tracy Brown, 53, faces two counts of animal cruelty. She appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning but her case was continued because she requested a public defender. READ MORE...

Posted: 13 days ago

A Springfield woman has been accused of placing a living dog in a trash bag for composting after not feeding it or providing the dog proper care. Tracy Brown, 53, faces two counts of animal cruelty. She appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning but her case was continued because she requested a public defender. READ MORE...
Young’s dairy uses caution with farm animals during extreme cold
 Young’s Jersey Dairy — one of the region’s biggest tourist attractions — is using caution to keep its animals safe at its Clark County farm during the winter. Record-breaking cold temperatures have been recorded this week. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Clark and Champaign counties...

Posted: 14 days ago

Young’s Jersey Dairy — one of the region’s biggest tourist attractions — is using caution to keep its animals safe at its Clark County farm during the winter. Record-breaking cold temperatures have been recorded this week. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Clark and Champaign counties...
Springfield firefighters urge caution with chimneys, stoves after fire
 Springfield firefighters are reminding residents to use caution with wood-burning stoves and fireplaces after a house fire this week. Springfield firefighters responded to fire in the 300 block of Stanton Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Monday. The occupant of the home left to run errands, Battalion Chief Matt Smith said, but before he left he put...

Posted: 15 days ago

Springfield firefighters are reminding residents to use caution with wood-burning stoves and fireplaces after a house fire this week. Springfield firefighters responded to fire in the 300 block of Stanton Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Monday. The occupant of the home left to run errands, Battalion Chief Matt Smith said, but before he left he put...
Springfield crews work to stay warm in record-breaking cold
 Record-breaking low temperatures kicked off Springfield’s new year and the cold is expected to stick around for several days, putting residents and workers at greater risk for hypothermia and frost bite. A wind chill advisory for the region took affect at 7 p.m. Tuesday and will continue until noon Wednesday. Low temperatures are expected...

Posted: 16 days ago

Record-breaking low temperatures kicked off Springfield’s new year and the cold is expected to stick around for several days, putting residents and workers at greater risk for hypothermia and frost bite. A wind chill advisory for the region took affect at 7 p.m. Tuesday and will continue until noon Wednesday. Low temperatures are expected...
Springfield fire chief retires, talks about what’s ahead for successor
 Springfield’s longtime fire chief is leaving behind victories and challenges for the division following his retirement. RELATED : Springfield to spend $1.1M to replace old fire truck, ambulances Chief Nick Heimlich became the head of the Springfield Fire/Rescue Division in 2010, shortly after the Great Recession in the late 2000s. The...

Posted: 18 days ago

Springfield’s longtime fire chief is leaving behind victories and challenges for the division following his retirement. RELATED : Springfield to spend $1.1M to replace old fire truck, ambulances Chief Nick Heimlich became the head of the Springfield Fire/Rescue Division in 2010, shortly after the Great Recession in the late 2000s. The...