Ashley E. Allen is an aspiring reporter currently studying broadcast journalism at Emerson College in Boston. She has interned at WCVB Channel 5 in Boston, Massachusetts, WCSH Channel 6 in Portland, Maine, and WKTV Channel 2 in Utica New York. At Channel 5 Ashley had the opportunity to gain experience in a large news market, and learned how to write stories for an urban audience. In Portland, Ashley acted as a member of the news team, covering stories, and putting video packages together. In New York Ashley interned in the Sports department, covering high school and college athletics. She has reported on stories that have ranged from school closings, to murder suicides, to local elections.
Currently, Ashley is covering the Death with Dignity Act, an item on the Massachusetts ballot that would allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients. Ashley graduated from Hamilton College in 2012 with honors in Sociology and Communications. Ashley was a co-captain of her varsity lacrosse team her senior year of college, leading her team to nationals two years in a row. After completing her Masters Degree Ashley hopes to continue bringing compelling stories to her audience.