Allyson Blair

Allyson Blair is an Emmy award winning journalist who loves to tell a good story. Over the past decade her career has taken her all over the country. She made the move to Oahu in April 2015 after accepting a reporter position at Hawaii News Now. Allyson grew up in central Virginia and was instilled with a strong work ethic at a very young age. As the daughter of a commercial fisherman she spent much of her childhood on a lobster boat and working in her family's seafood market. Allyson's dad still jokes that if news doesn't work out she can always get a job cleaning fish. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Electronic Media, Allyson began her career at WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia. In 2006 she was hired at WTKR in Norfolk, Virginia. Allyson served as a field producer during the mass shooting at Virginia Tech that claimed the lives of 32 students and teachers. In 2007, Allyson travelled to North Carolina where she accepted a job at WCTI-TV as the Greenville Bureau Chief. Two years later she made the move back to Virginia where she worked as a producer and reporter at WAVY-TV. In 2010 Allyson traded in coastal living for the Sonoran desert when she accepted a job at the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. The following year Allyson was honored with an Emmy award for producing breaking news coverage of the Tucson mass shooting where Representative Gabrielle Giffords was wounded. During the 5 years Allyson spent in Phoenix she covered stories across the state of Arizona including the Yarnell Hill fire that claimed the lives of 19 hotshots. She also spent time on the US/Mexico border reporting on issues like immigration and drug cartels. Allyson is excited to once again live by the ocean and immerse herself into the local culture. When she's not at work you can find her hiking, tossing around a football at the beach or at Rainbow's Drive-In eating a Mahi sandwich.

Recent Articles by Allyson

  After squatters were kicked out of an urban park, the really big problems began

IHS: 1 in 10 homeless people in Hawaii just got here from somewhere else

A rare (and deadly) form of leptospirosis has infected 2 Oahu men this year

Storm that walloped state was so powerful it gave the North Shore some beach back

No need to go to the North Shore this weekend? Stay away, the city asks

Homeless camp to city: Stop the sweeps and let us come to the bargaining table

A state deadline comes and goes, and the Falls of Clyde remains in purgatory

Federal workers get their first post-shutdown paycheck ― and it’s a tiny one

Gift is aimed at helping homeless keiki get much-needed stability in their lives

Authorities find few clues in search for missing Fort Shafter soldier

In wake of horrific crash, lawmakers look to strengthen DUI laws

Repairs underway after historic ship in Honolulu Harbor starts taking on water

Number of crimes against the elderly triple on Oahu over last decade

Oahu outreach workers see a new type of homeless client: Lava evacuees

Proposal would put tough restrictions on where sex offenders can live

With no end in sight to government shutdown, TSA agents at Hawaii airports start to resign

Facing a second missed paycheck, hundreds of federal workers line up for emergency food bags

140-year-old ship could be auctioned off after restoration plan falls through

Former airport worker turned Hawaii restaurateur gives hot meals to federal workers

Government shutdown triggers unprecedented early distribution of food stamps in Hawaii