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J.D. Allen

Assistant News Director

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's assistant news director. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground.

J.D. has reported for public radio stations across the Northeast. He has experience investigating the climate crisis at WSHU, healthcare and small businesses for "Long Island Business News" and real estate and land-use for The Express News Group newspapers in the Hamptons. J.D.'s a lecturer at Stony Brook University, Quinnipiac University and Suffolk County Community College. He's also a leader at the regional chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. J.D. holds a B.A. in journalism and sociology from Stony Brook University and an M.S. in communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.