J.D. Allen

Assistant News Director

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's assistant news director. Formerly WAMC’s Berkshire bureau chief, he has reported for public radio stations, including bylines with WSHU, WNYC, WBUR, WNPR and NPR. J.D. has reported on healthcare and small businesses for "Long Island Business News" and real estate and land-use for The Express News Group newspapers. He's an adjunct at Stony Brook University's School of Journalism. 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.

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Fewer inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 after the Connecticut Department of Correction’s latest round of mass testing.

A New York City protester holds up a "Black Lives Matter" sign on Sept. 23, 2020, following a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to indict any police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
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Dozens of protests in Connecticut and New York, and across the country, have been held after a grand jury decision not to indict three Louisville, Kentucky, police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor.

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House Democrats call the U.S. to reaching 200,000 COVID-19 related deaths a “grim milestone,” and are continuing to urge Republicans to work with them to pass another federal coronavirus relief package.

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Nearly a dozen Long Islanders have been charged in an identity theft ring that’s worth $1 million in fraudulent loans and credit card accounts in Suffolk County.

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Voters flood Connecticut town clerks for absentee ballots, recruiting lawyers and law school students to volunteer as poll workers, and violent crime drops on Long Island.