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New reporter joins Portage Daily Register

January 4, 2019

A new reporter who will cover stories related to city police, the county sheriff’s office, courts and public safety began work Wednesday at the Portage Daily Register.

Brad Allen, a Janesville native, previously worked for three years as a copy editor at his hometown Gazette, where he designed wire pages presenting state, national and world news.

“Brad is a strong addition to the Daily Register reporting staff, and we are looking forward to his contributions,” said Assistant Regional Editor Aaron Holbrook. “Our goal is to continue to provide the most complete news coverage in the communities we serve through the Daily Register and online at portagedailyregister.com.”

Allen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in December with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in creative writing. During his college career he was actively involved on the editorial staff of the university’s student newspaper. He wrote primarily about student entrepreneurs, local businesses, immigration issues and reported on a murder-suicide case.

In 2018, he held an academic summer-long internship in Washington, D.C. While on the East Coast, Allen interviewed the then-Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Ronald D. Vitiello Sr., and wrote a follow-up article when Vitiello was named acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in July.

Allen can be contacted at 608-745-3510 ballen@wiscnews.com.

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