Ron Allen Biography
Ron Allen is an American journalist working as a correspondent for NBC News in New York. His reports appear on all of the network’s platforms including, “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” and MSNBC.
Allen attended St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Jersey City, New Jersey. He later joined the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in political science. Allen is also a member of the University’s Board of Overseers, the Board of the Overseas Press Club, and the Leadership Council of the Committee to Protect Journalists. He has also participated in the Woodrow Wilson Fellows program.
Allen began his career at CBS News in New York as a desk assistant. He then covered local news for WCVB-TV, (ABC) Boston, WFSB-TV, (CBS) Hartford, and WBTV, (CBS) Charlotte.
He was a London-based correspondent on ABC News and before that a CBS News correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., and in Los Angeles.
His work with reporting teams has earned many of journalism’s highest honors, including 6 Overseas Press Club Awards, 5 Emmys, 2 Robert F. Kennedy Awards, 2 George Foster Peabody Awards, and 2 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Awards. He was named journalist of the year in 1996 by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Ron Allen Age
Allen was born on 22 July 1957 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is 61 years old as of 2018.
Ron Allen Family
Allen was born to Shirley Allen, who was a school secretary, and Lindsay L. Allen Jr., who was a cargo sales manager at Newark International Airport.
Ron Allen Wife
Allen is married to Adaora Udoji and they together have a daughter. He lives in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with his family.
Ron Allen NBC
Allen joined NBC News in 1996 covering a wide range of national and international stories. He has had assignments such as; the Trayvon Martin shooting, the abuse scandal at Penn State, the historic Arab Spring from Cairo, Egypt, the devastating earth in Haiti, and the 2012 election campaign.
He also covered the historic 2008 Presidential election campaign. Allen reported from Chicago’s Grant Park the night of President Barack Obama’s victory, the culmination of a year spent traveling the country, following the campaigns of Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, and also the general election campaign of Vice President Joe Biden. He has also reported from the floor of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
In 2003, he moved to New York after 11 years as a foreign correspondent based in London. Allen has traveled to more than 75 countries, spending a considerable amount of time in hotspots such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Balkans, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. He has also traveled across Africa in countries such as Rwanda, South Africa, and Somalia, among others.
Ron Allen Salary | Net Worth
Though is a well-known correspondent who has been severally recognized for his reporting work, Allen’s annual salary and net worth is not yet disclosed.