Allison Sherry

Allison Sherry

Journalist | Colorado Public Radio

Allison Sherry joined Colorado Public Radio in 2017 to bring focus to CPR News’ coverage of local, state and federal government. She now covers criminal justice. Rather than a daily crime beat, Allison focuses on problems in the criminal justice system and trying to tell stories from the ground — the jailhouse, the police car, the courtroom — about what is happening in Colorado from places most people don’t go.

Allison has more than 20 years of daily journalism experience. She began her career on the health care beat at The Denver Post and later transitioned to covering education and poverty, before taking on the political beat full-time. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 2010 to serve as the Post’s bureau chief. She took a similar job in 2014 at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where she led a 4-person team covering Congress and the White House.

Allison has received a wide range of awards throughout her career as a journalist, including the Washington Press Club Foundation’s David Lynch Regional Reporting Award for distinguished coverage of Congress. She was also a part of the team that received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News at the Denver Post for coverage of the Aurora theater shooting in 2012.

A western Colorado native, Allison now lives in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood with her husband, Matt, and their two tiny kids, Millie and Charlie. She enjoys hiking, road biking, yoga and cooking.