Natalie Allen (journalist)

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Natalie Allen (journalist)
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Born (1962-08-11) August 11, 1962 (age 61)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationBachelor’s degree in Radio
Alma materUniversity of Southern Mississippi
EmployerCNN International
AwardsEmmy Award

Natalie Allen (born August 11, 1962) is an American broadcast journalist and public speaker. She currently works for CNN International as a weekend anchor in their global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.Prior to her current role at CNN International, Allen was an anchor for CNN from 1992 to 2001.[1] Allen has also been an anchor for MSNBC and was a national correspondent for NBC, during which she appeared on Nightly News, The Today Show, and CNBC.

Early life and education

Allen was born on August 11, 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television, and Film. She has since been inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi’s Alumni Hall of Fame.


Allen spent the first year of her career as a reporter for KFSM-TV in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Allen then became a reporter and anchor at WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee.Prior to joining CNN, Allen reported and co-anchored for WFTV in Orlando, Florida, winning a regional Emmy Award and Edward R. Murrow Award.From 2007 to 2009, Allen served as The Weather Channel's first full-time environment and climate correspondent where she served as a primary anchor for the network's weekly news program, Forecast Earth.[2] In 2011, Allen developed a three-part series called The Children of the Dump which aired on CNN International as part of its Freedom Project. The series is about Allen's experience in Vietnam's Mekong Delta and witnessing a story about child trafficking.[3] Allen is also a frequent keynote speaker and moderator. She has moderated events such as Fortune Magazine's Brainstorm Green Conference and Microsoft’s Top 100 CEO Summit. Allen also served as the keynote speaker for the University of Memphis Journalism Awards in 2012.[1]

In the media



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Voices" (PDF). December 31, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  2. "The Weather Channel Will Deepen Commitment to Forecast Earth and Related Content on All Platforms". Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  3. "Hope for Vietnam's children of the dump". February 13, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2020.

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