J.D. Allen

Assistant News Director and Producer, The Full Story

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's assistant news director and producer of The Full Story. 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 Press News Group newspapers. He's also 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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A new independent task force called out Nassau County over the weekend for a lack of action in addressing higher rates of black infant and maternal mortality.

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A Stony Brook University professor is unable to return to the United States after visiting family in Wuhan, China, due to the Chinese government’s travel lockdown to contain the deadly coronavirus.

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There are eight fiscally stressed school districts on Long Island. That’s according to a report released Thursday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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The gun-rights group 2AWNY wants New York public schools to spend more time teaching the Second Amendment in class.

LIRR, Metro-North Improve On-Time Performance

Jan 21, 2020
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The Long Island Rail Road reports 2019 had the best on-time performance in the past three years. Trains ran on schedule nearly 93% of the time. That’s a 2% increase over 2018, when the LIRR set a 20-year performance low.