Allen Denton Biography
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Allen Denton is an American television journalist. His most recent channel was in the San Diego market at KUSI-TV which he joined in 2009. Denton can be seen each evening on the KUSI News at 5, 6, and on San Diego’s top-rated 10 p.m.Prior to KUSI-TV, he was a news co-anchor at NBC11 in San Jose, California. His final KUSI newscast was Feb. 27, 2019. He began his career in 1981 in Bowling Green, KY, and then made stopovers in Evansville, IN, Knoxville, TN, Spartanburg, SC, Louisville, KY, and Charlotte, NC.
Denton has been involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the American Red Cross, the Youth Alliance, the Jaycees, and the Rotary Club
Recognized by his peers as one of television’s most distinguished journalist, Emmy Award-winning News Anchor.
Allen is recognized by his peers as one of television’s most distinguished journalist, Emmy Award-winning News Anchor, Allen Denton has been seen each evening on the KUSI News at 5, 6, and on San Diego’s top rated 10 p.m. Newscast. His final KUSI newscast was Feb. 27, 2019. He began his broadcasting career in radio, but eventually made the transition to television news, working at stations in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and California.
He has earned high praise from his peers for his journalistic excellence, winning three Emmy’s, four Associated Press Awards, an Edward R. Murrow award (news team) and a Mark Twain award (news team). He has covered several Presidential Elections including President Clinton’s Inauguration. When Hurricane Hugo hit South Carolina, he was sent to Charleston to cover the devastation. In 1991 he was asked by then South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell to serve as a state witness for the execution of serial killer Pee Wee Gaskins.
Since joining KUSI, he has reported on a number of major stories. Among them, America’s Cup time trials, Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Presidential bid and the resignation of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. On KUSI’s public affairs program ‘San Diego People’, Allen has interviewed many top newsmakers, both locally and nationally.
Allen Denton Age
Allen was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. His birth date is not disclosed. Allen Denton grew up in Tennessee but headed for the west coast several years ago.
Allen Denton Family
We have no details regarding his parents and his siblings.
Allen Denton Wife
Allen is a married man. Allen and his wife Mary Jo live in La Jolla, where he enjoys spending time at the beach and watching college football and basketball. We have no details regarding his children.
Allen Denton Career
Allen started his career as a Radio DJ following High School. He spent the next eleven years as radio dis jockey and newscaster. Denton’s past broadcasting contribution was at NBC11 in San Francisco/Bay Area where he spent seven years co-anchoring the 6 O’Clock & 11 O’Clock news broadcasts. Prior to joining KUSI-TV in 2009, Allen was at NBC11 in San Francisco/Bay Area Market (2000-2009), WCNC-TV in Charlotte, N.C. (1995-2000), WAVE-TV in Louisville, K.Y. (1993-1995), and WSPA-TV, in Spartanburg, S.C. (1986-1993), WTVK-TV, in Knoxville, T.N. (1983-1986), WTVW, in Evansville, I.N. (1982-1983), and WBKO-TV, in Bowling Green, K.Y. (1981-1982).
Allen Denton Net Worth
Denton has not revealed his 2019’s net worth and salary to the media.
Allen Denton Retiring
Allen Denton has retired after 10 years as an evening news anchor at KUSI-TV and almost 40 years of career in broadcasting. His final newscast on KUSI was on Feb. 27 Highly respected in the KUSI newsroom, after working in San Jose and San Francisco, Denton joined the station in 2009. He started his career in Bowling Green, KY in 1981 and then stopped at Evansville, IN, Knoxville, TN, Spartanburg, SC, Louisville, KY, and Charlotte, NC.
He is a three-time winner of the Emmy award. His first Emmy co-anchored a live broadcast of Churchill Downs ‘ 1995 Breeder’s Cup Race. He also won Emmys for his coverage of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and a documentary on the aftermath of the terrorist attack on U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001.
Denton could not be reached for comment, but station sources said he requested no attention be given to his retirement. Still, KUSI weathercaster Mark Mathis introduced a humorous goodbye video on the Feb. 26 newscast.
Allen Denton Awards
Denton has won three Emmy awards; the first was in 1995 for co-anchoring a live broadcast of the Breeder’s Cup Race from Churchill Downs. He also won an Emmy for his coverage of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, his most recent Emmy Award was for a documentary about the year that followed 9/11.
Denton has also been awarded two Associated Press awards, one for Best Anchor in the San Francisco market, and another for Best Live Coverage of a News Event. In 2016, Denton was nominated for a southern California regional EMMY for his work on a two-part special report on the USS Albuquerque.
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