Emmy Award-winning reporter and anchor Jaclyn Allen joined the Denver7 team in January 2007 and has since had a front seat to Colorado history, reporting on everything from floods and fires to marijuana legalization to the stunning growth in The Centennial State.
In 2018, she received a Heartland Emmy for her Human Interest reporting, and she has been nominated for a total of 17 Emmys, including nominations for Feature Reporting, Technology Reporting, Crime Reporting, Consumer Reporting, Live Reporting, Spot News Reporting and General News Reporting. She has also won CABJ awards for Investigative Reporting and News Reporting.
Jaclyn grew up in rural Oklahoma with three younger sisters and plenty of space, and if you ask to hear her Okie accent she’ll be happy to break it out. She has traveled to every continent (except Antarctica, which is on her list), and still has a long list of places she is planning to visit.
On her weekends, when she is not curled up with a book drinking good coffee, you might run into her hiking or skiing in the mountains, doing yoga in the park… or trying to fix something else that is broken at her house. She also has lots of nieces and nephews she adores in an unreasonable way.
Before coming to Denver, Jaclyn reported and anchored in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Sherman, Texas. Working as a research assistant and associate producer in Oklahoma City while in college, Jaclyn graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in journalism and music. She also studied abroad in France and speaks (sort of) fluent French.