Allie Spillyards joined NBCDFW in October 2017. She’s a general assignment reporter who often works out of Dallas or Collin county. You can catch her stories on NBC 5 at 10 p.m.
Allie is a North Texas native who was born and raised in Wylie.
She’s made several stops in the southeast, working most recently at WIS in Columbia, SC where she anchored weekend mornings and covered general news. While in Columbia, she reported on the tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and followed the controversy over removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds. She also covered the historic flooding in October 2015 that destroyed hundreds of homes and left 17 people dead.
Prior to South Carolina, Allie worked as a reporter at WCNC in Charlotte, NC.
She started her career at WVLT in Knoxville, TN as a general assignment reporter. She then helped launch a weekend morning newscast as an anchor before moving to weekday mornings.
In 2017, Allie was awarded a fellowship to train in computer assisted reporting with Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
Allie’s a proud graduate of the University of Missouri where she learned her way around a newsroom at KOMU both on and off air. She has a bachelor’s in journalism and a minor in political science. While there, Allie spent a semester in Brussels, Belgium as an intern at Reuters.
Now that she’s back in North Texas, Allie lives in Dallas with her husband, Blake, and their spoiled rotten rescue pup, Roux. She’s thrilled to be back home, telling stories from familiar communities and reporting news that impacts friends, family and neighbors.