Radio veteran Brooke Allen has joined Michigan State University’s WKAR-FM as Morning Edition producer and local host, as well as a contributor to Current State.
Allen comes to the station from WWJ-AM (Detroit), where she served as an anchor and reporter. At WWJ, her projects included “Second Chance,” a broadcast series that sought to provide those serving time an opportunity to turn their lives around; and stories revealing the tragic plight of victims of alcohol-related crashes, something that has also personally affected her family.
Before her stint at WWJ, Allen served as a news and traffic reporter at a number of stations in Michigan and California, including KFI-AM, KOST-FM and JILL-FM.
Allen studied theatre and communications at Eastern Michigan University, and is a graduate of the Academy of Radio and Television Broadcasting in Huntington Beach, California.
“We’re thrilled to have Brooke join us as local host of Morning Edition and as a part of the Current State team,” said WKAR Radio Station Manager Peter Whorf. “Brooke brings listeners a broad and deep level of experience honed by her years at multiple major-market stations. She also exudes a sparkling personality and a voice that Michigan listeners will enjoy waking up to.”