Jo Ann Allen

Jo Ann Allen

News Host | CPR News

Jo Ann Allen is a news host on Colorado Public Radio News. She joined CPR  in 2015, and has more than four decades of public radio experience, including hosting “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Edition” at WNYC in New York City for 18 years, WHYY  in Philadelphia, and KPBS in San Diego. She began her career as a reporter and host at Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison.

She is the host of the independent podcast Been There Done That, stories about the Baby Boom Generation.

Allen was an adjunct professor of journalism at Long Island University and a member of the university’s selection committee for the George Polk Awards for Investigative Journalism. She has also worked at ABC Radio, Air America Radio, RKO Radio, UPI Radio and United Nations Radio.

Allen was a finalist in the 2014 One-in-Ten Screenplay Contest and a semifinalist in the 2014 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. She received a Bachelor’s degree in public communications and journalism from Edgewood College.