The Food Sales Association (FSA) has announced Dallas television reporter Ginger Allen is the guest speaker for its annual scholarship awards banquet. The 23rd annual FSA Scholarship Awards Reception is April 24 at Ben E. Keith Headquarters in Dallas. CBS 11 reporter Ginger Allen is the guest speaker.
Each winner will receive a scholarship worth $2,500. FSA and its retailer partners—Albertsons/Tom Thumb, United Supermarkets’ Market Street, The Kroger Co.—and the vendor community take part in the scholarship awards reception.
FSA works with its retail partners to provide college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and young adults. Eligible applicants must be working at one of the participating food retailers and be seeking an undergraduate degree.
Allen is the senior investigative reporter for the CBS 11 I-Team. She’s an award-winning journalist who has traveled the country investigating wrongdoings, following trials and covering hurricanes. Allen received an Edward R. Murrow Award after helping a North Texas mother track down lost cord blood she desperately needed for her sick child. After she began investigating, authorities shut down the blood bank. Allen then exposed loopholes in the entire cord blood banking industry that were potentially putting others at risk.
Allen has also been recognized numerous times by the Dallas Bar Association. She was honored with the organization’s Grand Prize Stephen Philbin Award for her ongoing investigation into questionable deaths and medical standards at a Texas State Jail. The series of reports gained national attention from civil rights groups around the country. Lawmakers eventually closed the facility.
The Texas State Comptroller agreed to audit convenience stores around North Texas after Allen found many of them overcharging customers by taxing items that should not be taxed. The reports won a Lone Star Emmy Award.