Shelly Holt Allen joined WCAX as a staff photographer in November 1981.
Shelly grew up in Woodstock Vermont and attended Lyndon State College where she earned a B.S. in Communications. When Shelly was hired at Ch. 3 she was the only female photographer on the staff.
Shelly has worked her way thru the ranks of the department and was promoted to Assistant Chief Photographer in 1997. Shelly work has been honored with an AP Photographer of the Year award as well as a New England Emmy nomination for her work with JJ Cioffi on the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer Norway.
Shelly enjoys shooting feature stories because of the interesting people she meets as well as the variety of places she gets to visit. She feels that it is a news photographer's job to be the eyes and ears of the viewer. "The viewer at home can't get to all of the places we go to so I want to give them an honest representation of the places and events that we cover."
Shelly spends her free time with her husband Doug and two teenage daughters Courtney and Jessie.