J.D. Allen, MS
A native Long Islander, J.D. is an adjunct instructor at the School of Communication and Journalism and the managing editor of WSHU, a Long Island NPR affiliate station.
J.D. won an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Excellence in Science Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for the first season of his WSHU-produced podcast, Higher Ground. The award was in the Best Science Reporting in the Local/Regional Level category.
Formerly WAMC's Berkshire bureau chief, J.D. 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 holds a B.A. in journalism and sociology from Stony Brook and an M.S. in communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.