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Allen Leister

Allen Leister


Born and raised in the small lumber town of Shelton Washington, my roots and passion for the Pacific Northwest are unending.

Growing up with the Olympic Mountains practically in my backyard for my entire life, I love to explore the vast beauty that nature has to offer but I also enjoy the peacefulness of watching sports and playing video games with friends and family.

I graduated in 2021 from the Murrow College at Washington State University in Pullman as a first-gen college grad; something that I hold near and dear to me.

Despite getting my bachelor's degree in Broadcast News, my journalism journey started on a different path where I was a print reporter in Aberdeen Washington, covering everything from hard news fields like local politics, homelessness, crime, and public health to more light-hearted news such as tourism, nature, and annual festivals.

Getting the opportunity to tell stories that matter to people is what gets me out of bed each and every morning and I'm excited to experience a chapter of my life reporting in the Tri-Cities.

For any news tips, fun activity ideas, or just a general question, you can reach me at #GoCougs