Allen Denton Biography
Allen Denton is an American television journalist. His most recent channel was in the San Diego market at KUSI-TV. Prior to KUSI-TV, he was a news co-anchor at NBC11 in San Jose, California. His final KUSI newscast was Feb. 27, 2019.
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, the 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.