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Susan Allen

Susan Allen

2009

Investigative reporter since 1984. Began her journalism career by helping to revive her high school newspaper. Worked at The Floyd County Times in Prestonsburg, The State Journal in Frankfort and The Big Sandy News in Eastern Kentucky. Known for vigorous defense of the First Amendment, of open records and open meetings laws, and as a “grassroots crusader.” Won Society of Professional Journalists’ first place award for investigative reporting for a story series while at The State Journal; won numerous KPA awards as well. A 2003 editorial she wrote about a federal public corruption trial was adapted for a federal manual, “Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses.” Grew up in Wayland, Ky.