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

Alleged racial incidents lead to mandatory training for township employees
 German Twp. is poised to host mandatory sensitivity training for all employees after two racial incidents involving firefighters. One of those firefighters, Kyle Artis, was indicted this week on three counts of ethnic intimidation after allegedly using a slur to tree trimmers outside his home. Artis is on paid administrative leave. Two days...

Posted: a day ago

German Twp. is poised to host mandatory sensitivity training for all employees after two racial incidents involving firefighters. One of those firefighters, Kyle Artis, was indicted this week on three counts of ethnic intimidation after allegedly using a slur to tree trimmers outside his home. Artis is on paid administrative leave. Two days...
Local coffee shop holding fundraiser to help firefighter with medical bills
 A local business is working to raise funds this week for a member of the Springfield fire department to assist in medical bills. Visitors to Winans Chocolates & Coffees, 32 N Fountain Ave., late this week could see a sign by the tip jar that read, “All employee tips received between April 19 and 22 will be donated to benefit City...

Posted: 6 days ago

A local business is working to raise funds this week for a member of the Springfield fire department to assist in medical bills. Visitors to Winans Chocolates & Coffees, 32 N Fountain Ave., late this week could see a sign by the tip jar that read, “All employee tips received between April 19 and 22 will be donated to benefit City...
This smashed car crashed into a Springfield house. Here’s what happened next.
 The Ohio State Highway Patrol was searching Wednesday for a man who crashed a car into a house early that morning. The crash happened around 2:36 a.m. in the area of East Southern Avenue and Delta Road, according to a preliminary crash report by the state patrol. RELATED : Police: Couple gets in argument, man hits another man with hammer...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was searching Wednesday for a man who crashed a car into a house early that morning. The crash happened around 2:36 a.m. in the area of East Southern Avenue and Delta Road, according to a preliminary crash report by the state patrol. RELATED : Police: Couple gets in argument, man hits another man with hammer...
Car crashes into Springfield home while fleeing police, suspect still at large
 The Ohio State Highway Patrol is actively looking for a man who crashed a car in a Springfield home. The incident happened at about 5 a.m. Wednesday. A patrolman was attempting to make a traffic stop on a Buick Century when it fled the area. The patrolmen lost sight of the car. He was later flagged down by a homeowner in the area of East...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is actively looking for a man who crashed a car in a Springfield home. The incident happened at about 5 a.m. Wednesday. A patrolman was attempting to make a traffic stop on a Buick Century when it fled the area. The patrolmen lost sight of the car. He was later flagged down by a homeowner in the area of East...
These battered Springfield streets will get needed repairs from $2M in new funds
 The city of Springfield will begin repaving several streets this fall using part of $6.7 million being generated annually from a 5.5-year income tax increase approved by voters last year. Construction will soon begin on parts of North and South Kensington Place, Englewood, Dibert, Race, Farnham, Broadway, South Jackson, College and South...

Posted: 9 days ago

The city of Springfield will begin repaving several streets this fall using part of $6.7 million being generated annually from a 5.5-year income tax increase approved by voters last year. Construction will soon begin on parts of North and South Kensington Place, Englewood, Dibert, Race, Farnham, Broadway, South Jackson, College and South...
Urbana theater gifted to the community
 An Urbana church is handing over the deed of a renovated theater to a local non-profit. Urbana Methodist Church will pay the final amount of a loan and give Gloria Theater to Grandworks Foundation. RELATED : 350 Springfield kids get to see ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for free The idea for renovating the theater began to emerge five years...

Posted: 13 days ago

An Urbana church is handing over the deed of a renovated theater to a local non-profit. Urbana Methodist Church will pay the final amount of a loan and give Gloria Theater to Grandworks Foundation. RELATED : 350 Springfield kids get to see ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ for free The idea for renovating the theater began to emerge five years...
Fired German Twp. firefighter apologizes, says he treats people with ‘care and compassion’
 A former German Twp. firefighter, terminated by township trustees this week because of a social media post he shared, said in a statement he disagrees with that decision. Former Lt. Bradley Baugh acknowledged his mistake in a statement, provided by his attorney Jason Matthews, to the Springfield News – Sun: “In March 2018, I re-posted...

Posted: 13 days ago

A former German Twp. firefighter, terminated by township trustees this week because of a social media post he shared, said in a statement he disagrees with that decision. Former Lt. Bradley Baugh acknowledged his mistake in a statement, provided by his attorney Jason Matthews, to the Springfield News – Sun: “In March 2018, I re-posted...
Ex-Springfield firefighter terminated from another fire department
 A former Springfield firefighter, who lost his job in March because he shared a “racially insensitive” Facebook post was fired Wednesday from a similar position in German Twp. for the same reason. German Twp. trustees voted unanimously to end Bradley Baugh’s employment after an hour-long closed session that included the...

Posted: 15 days ago

A former Springfield firefighter, who lost his job in March because he shared a “racially insensitive” Facebook post was fired Wednesday from a similar position in German Twp. for the same reason. German Twp. trustees voted unanimously to end Bradley Baugh’s employment after an hour-long closed session that included the...
‘We just don’t condone this,’ chief says of firefighter accused of making racial slurs
 A German Twp. Fire and EMS employee was placed on leave after he was charged with ethnic intimidation in Clark County Municipal Court. Kyle Artis, 43, is charged with three counts of ethnic intimidation in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to the charges during his initial appearance on Tuesday and was released on his own...

Posted: 15 days ago

A German Twp. Fire and EMS employee was placed on leave after he was charged with ethnic intimidation in Clark County Municipal Court. Kyle Artis, 43, is charged with three counts of ethnic intimidation in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to the charges during his initial appearance on Tuesday and was released on his own...
Springfield project helps young adults with disabilities land jobs
 A local program continues to help young adults diagnosed with disabilities find employment in the area. Project SEARCH first began at Children’s Hospital in Dayton with one nurse and a student with down syndrome. Staff realized there was an untapped workforce for people with disabilities, said Jeana Baucant, the coordinator and teacher...

Posted: 16 days ago

A local program continues to help young adults diagnosed with disabilities find employment in the area. Project SEARCH first began at Children’s Hospital in Dayton with one nurse and a student with down syndrome. Staff realized there was an untapped workforce for people with disabilities, said Jeana Baucant, the coordinator and teacher...