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“There’s no place like home.”

Many have heard those famous words in the film, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, but they certainly ring true to Allison Brown.

She joined the Fox 8 family in September of 2012, and you can catch her reporting the day’s news on the weekends.

Unlike Dorothy, she has had to do more than simply click her heels three times to get back to Cleveland, but the Kirtland native believes that life is about enjoying the journey.

She is proud to call herself a Kirtland Hornet, and a BG Falcon.

As a student at Bowling Green State University, Allison was able to learn so much about the news business by being active in BG 24 News, the campus news station.

As she worked to complete her B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, she landed a job at Fox Toledo News (WUPW). Working from the ground up, Allison started by running cameras & teleprompter; nine years later she was anchoring the weekends, reporting stories, and producing broadcasts. She is proud to say the she worked on an Emmy Award-winning weekend newscast as a general assignment reporter.

Allison also hosted a segment called “Toledo Idol”, which featured local bands and musicians with dreams of making it big in the music industry.
Speaking of making it, a major highlight for Allison was when she spent time with Crystal Bowersox in Los Angeles during her stint on American Idol in 2010. She will never forget reporting on the red carpet and watching a girl from Northwest Ohio get nationally recognized for her gifts.

Allison was also honored to be named ‘Employee of the Year’ by her colleagues in Toledo.

When viewers don’t see her reporting the news, Allison is spending her time with her loving husband, Luke, their beautiful son, Emerson, and rambunctious Weimaraner, Olive. The oldest of five children, Allison is a music junkie, loves to run, and also draw. She also wants to be a better cook, but honestly would rather bake because she is coping with a serious sugar addiction!

If you ever have a story idea, please send Allison an e-mail at

Recent Articles
  • Coast Guard attempts to rescue wandering dog on frozen Lake Erie

    CLEVELAND— A wandering dog out on a frozen Lake Erie caught the attention of a passerby Sunday morning, and it ultimately led to a rescue effort by Cleveland Police and Fire, not to mention, the U.S. Coast Guard. Kim Michel spotted the Chocolate or Black Labrador out on the ice around 9:30 a.m. near the East 72nd Street Marina. She attempted to get the dog’s attention and bring it to safety without putting herself in danger. “I yelled, I whistled, […]

  • Crews on shores of Lake Erie attempt daring rescue to save dog stranded on ice

    CLEVELAND – An ice rescue is under way on Lake Erie, as Cleveland crews try to save a dog that is stranded on the ice. The black dog is about 1,000 feet out on the ice at the East 72nd Street Marina. The Cleveland Fire Department, along with Animal Control Officers, had tried to tempt the dog to shore with food and toys, but the decision was finally made to go out and rescue the pup. At about 6 p.m. […]

  • Cleveland business feels the effect of winter power outages

    CLEVELAND— No lights, no heat, as hundreds experienced a power outage.  According to Cleveland Public Power, around 1,600 people were affected Saturday for several hours. “I’m waiting here; I’m seeing the customers outside— if you got cash I’ll take cash until gets dark and then when it gets dark I’ll have to lock it up and just lose money,” said Edward Lee. Lee manages the Quick Shop on Spring Road in Cleveland.  On Saturday not only were his lights out, […]

  • Warming centers open one more night

    CLEVELAND— Warming shelters are open in the city for the last night of expected frigid temperatures. Several centers, including the Michael J. Zone Recreation Center, have been safe havens for many over the past week. “People are angels over here, man, literally angels,” said one Clevelander utilizing the help. Many tell Fox 8 they will use the resources until Sunday morning when the facilities close. “I can’t even describe how good of a resource this has been for me, for […]

  • Northeast Ohio digging out on New Year’s Eve

    GEAUGA COUNTY— Many people in parts of Northeast Ohio are still digging out of the snowfall that came down consistently over the past couple days. For a lot of residents, being snowed in is just not an option. “My dad just had a heart valve replacement so we came over to his house to try and dig him out of the snow to make sure my mom could get out and get his medication and what not,” said Tim Neely, […]

  • Slush and snow cause accidents and slowdowns

    STRONGSVILLE— The snow and slush is to blame for several accidents on the roadway Saturday, including a multi vehicle pileup on the Ohio Turnpike. A Fox 8 viewer captured video near mile marker 162 from the westbound lanes of traffic, where several vehicles had been involved in the accident.  It took crews several hours to clean up the mess and open traffic after the 1:30pm wreck. “Actually, I just looked out my back kitchen window… saw a whole bunch of […]

  • Shoppers run errands early to avoid Christmas snowfall

    PARMA–The Christmas Eve crowds did their last minute shopping on Sunday, but some had the strategy to get out early before all of the snowfall was expected. People filled the Broadview Road plaza to get everything from last minute gifts to groceries. “Some gift cards and Christmas cards and some last minute things,” said Duane White. “I just stopped in to pick up a last minute gift for a friend and I’m off to my sister’s to get a spaghetti […]

  • Northeast Ohioans and ODOT prepare for a potential White Christmas

    WILLOUGHBY–Many in Northeast Ohio woke up to snowfall, and since it’s two days before Christmas, some expressed excitement about the white addition even if that means weather conditions worsen in the coming days. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for many counties in Northeast Ohio, with the heaviest snow expected to arrive Sunday afternoon into Christmas Day. Local drivers like Stacie Sabo have some good advice if you are going to get behind the wheel. “Take […]

  • Cleveland Hopkins passengers finding delays, cancellations due to Atlanta power outage

    CLEVELAND—Cleveland Hopkins International Airport  experienced a ripple effect of delays and cancellations Sunday night. It stems from a power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Atlanta airport posted social media information regarding the details Sunday afternoon. Many travelers in Cleveland were affected.  Several were planning to leave town on Sunday for the upcoming holidays. “We got up to get on board and we waited and we found out the flight was being canceled, to a power outage,” said […]

  • Superintendent speaks about tragic loss of student to bacterial meningitis

    TUSCARAWAS COUNTY—An Indian Valley High School student is dead, and student leaders tell Fox 8, it was a probable case of bacterial meningitis. Superintendent of Indian Valley Local Schools, Ira Wentworth, spoke with Fox 8’s Allison Brown Saturday night and explained that he had known the student for years, as a prior teacher and principal in the district. “It hits close to home,” Wentworth said. On Saturday, Wentworth had to inform families of the death being connected to meningitis, and […]

  • Let’s hear from the fans on the Browns’ OT loss to Green Bay

    CLEVELAND—Unlucky number 13. It was another rough Sunday afternoon for the Cleveland Browns and fans. Still no wins for the season, and with a 27-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers in overtime, it was heartbreaking for a lot of those fans in brown and orange. The football game was pretty much an edge-of-your-seat event. But the end result made for some sad faces and angry chants outside of FirstEnergy Stadium. “I’m done with this team; they can have it,” […]

  • Plows, lower speed limits help with road conditions in Lake County

    LAKE COUNTY, Ohio– Plans are in place to keep the roads in Lake, Geauga, and Cuyahoga counties nice and clear during this weekend’s snowfall. The Ohio Department of Transportation has at least 80 snow plow crews on the roads. But in Lake County, the variable speed method will be used on Interstate 90 anytime the weather conditions get bad, in addition to the road crews. Between state Route 44 and state Route 528,  the speed is able to be regulated […]