Rupert Allman

Executive Producer, The Takeaway

Rupert Allman leads The Takeaway. He was appointed Executive Producer in September 2012. 

He is an award-winning producer with an international reputation for creativity and innovation. In 2014 his journalism was recognized at the highest level receiving a national Edward R.Murrow award. Previously, he ran programs for the BBC in London & Washington, DC. Rupert has multiple Sony Gold Awards, the highest honor given to those in the UK radio industry. 

He is an advocate for, and passionate about, the use of social media and the role it plays in the 21st newsroom. He led some of the BBC's first multi-platform programs, taking some of the early work done in the United States back to the United Kingdom. He is a versatile leader who has been trusted to manage some of the most prestigious and challenging broadcast events over the past 15 years, including the Olympic Games, the Soccer World Cup, and Gulf Wars 1 and 2. He is now leading the team at The Takeaway in New York.

Rupert Allman appears in the following:

The Weekender: Your Guide to The Weirdest Places in the U.K.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Takeaway talks with author Bill Bryson about his latest work, "The Road to Little Dribbling," which is a guidebook to all the odd places that appear on maps of the U.K.


Your Guide to The Weirdest Places in the U.K.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Author Bill Bryson discusses his latest guidebook to all the odd places that appear on maps of the United Kingdom.

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What's America's Role in Europe's Migrant Crisis?

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Since the Syrian conflict began, the U.S. has taken only 1,400 refugees while thousands more have died trying to reach Europe. Critics abroad are saying America needs to help out.

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Play to Code

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

At the Colorado Innovation Network Summit, John Hockenberry speaks with a young entrepreneur who's teaching girls to code through gaming and play.

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One Man Wants to Text the World Its Health Care

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In Africa, Kaakpema Yelpaala's startup is using technology to help health care providers connect with their patients. He says this same process can work in Utah and Kentucky.

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The Missing Data on Police Killings

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

According to an analysis by The Guardian, black Americans are more than twice as likely as white Americans to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police.

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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Stirs Memories of The Past

Thursday, May 21, 2015

This week, a pipeline ruptured and spilled 21,000 gallons of oil along the Santa Barbara coast. Longtime residents remember a previous spill that galvanized the environmental movement.

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NATO General: West Won't Be Caught Off Guard by Putin Again

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fireworks rung in the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea. But western forces are left struggling to develop a strategy to deal with Putin. 

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In the Midst of World War I, a Christmas Truce

Monday, December 15, 2014

On December 24, 1914, in the midst of World War I, soldiers along the Western Front put down their weapons, left their trenches, and wished their enemies a Merry Christmas.

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The Cross Examination of Dick Cheney

Thursday, December 11, 2014

David Nevin, lead defense counsel for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, tells The Takeaway what questions he would ask former Vice President Dick Cheney if he were to the stand at KSM's trial.  

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A One Percenter Prepares for the Pitchforks

Monday, December 01, 2014

Nick Hanauer is an unapologetic capitalist, and he says it's the responsibility of others like him to restore a middle class before the vitriol comes his way.

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A Heartfelt Goodbye to The Genius of Mike Nichols

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was a legendary artist who was always learning. Known for films like "The Graduate," "Catch-22," and "The Birdcage," Nichols died yesterday at the age of 83.

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The Impact of the Midterms at Home & Abroad

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

What do the midterm election results say about the American electorate, and the country's place in the world? Listen to our analysis and share your own thoughts.

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Lone Star Nation: How Texas is Transforming America

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Election Day in Texas may not have any big cliff hangers, but the state is proving to be a laboratory for 21st century American politics.

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In Wake of Scandal, Ray Rice's High School Teaches Students to Grow

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Rochelle High School, the alma mater of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, is teaching students about domestic and dating violence in the wake of Rice's abuses.

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How We Got to Now: Quest for Light and Cleanliness

Monday, October 06, 2014

Science and technology writer Steven Johnson explains that once inventions were made to give us light and clean, people realized how enslaved we had been by dark and dirt. 

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How We Got to Now: A Guide to Great Ideas

Friday, October 03, 2014

Science and technology writer Steven Johnson explores the unintended, widespread consequences of gadgets and ideas developed to correct small problems.

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Two Americans Could Make Literary History

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Two Americans have the chance to make literary history: This week, Karen Joy Fowler and Joshua Ferris became the first Americans to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist. 

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When The White House Burned

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

About 200 years ago, British troops burned the White House in the midst of the War of 1812. Here, a British author commemorates the event—and its aftermath. 

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How to Cope When the News is Grim

Friday, July 25, 2014

It's been one of those weeks where the bad news just kept piling on: Gaza, Ukraine, plane crashes and an ebola outbreak, just to name a few. Sometimes, simply taking a vacation from t...

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