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Robert Allen

Reporter and Columnist — Detroit Free Press
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Covers:  courts, emergency response, crime, breaking news, general assignment

News writer, @SpiritsofDET columnist at Detroit Free Press. Good beer. Good mead. Sriracha on everything else. Untappd: raDetroit

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I write, shoot and post stories that engage people across metro Detroit and Michigan.

First place, Colorado Press Association

2013 - Sustained coverage
The Coloradoan newsroom received this one for coverage of the High Park Fire that burned more than 89,000 acres west of Fort Collins. I raced ahead of the wildfire when it started moving north, catching neighbors as they hurried to pack their cars. I checked in with them in the following days, weeks and months for updates. Also tagged along with people to get exclusive access behind the military-guarded fire perimeter and kept in close contact with fire officials for daily updates.

First place, Colorado Press Association

2012 - News story
"Downtown after dark: Riot aftermath" An in-depth story following up with people who fought with police in a riot that ensued after a music festival in downtown Fort Collins. Also examined changes in policing to avoid another riot.