KNTV’s Allen Denton bids Farewell to Bay Area

As announced in my Nov. 14 blog entry, Allen Denton has left KNTV-Channel 11 news and tonight was Allen’s final newscast.

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At the end of the 11 p.m. news, his co-anchors bid him a fond farewell, with Lisa Kim saying that Denton would be “movin’ on to near Nashville to actually having a real life outside of news.”

“We’re going to try,” Denton says, adding he will miss “all of you,” then added “y’all” before laughing about taking on the twang.

A few snapshots, then it was over.

According to the bio posted on the KNTV-Channel 11 Web site, Allen started in the business while still in high school as a radio DJ and spent the next 10 years working at several radio stations, holding positions in sales, news, programming, and eventually management. Allen landed his first TV job as an anchor/reporter in Bowling Green, Kentucky and anchored at three other stations before calling the Bay Area home.

When he’s not at work, Allen usually trades in his suit and tie for a tank top, cotton shorts and a pair of sandals. In his spare time, Allen enjoys gardening. Allen and his wife, Mary Jo, have two sons, Spencer is following in his dad’s footsteps, working as a TV Meteorologist in Alabama and his other son is attending college in San Diego.


  1. Anthony said,

    December 3, 2007 at 8:55 am

    This was leaked on the Gary Radnich show on KNBR about three weeks ago.

  2. Susan said,

    December 3, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Hi Anthony,
    Yes, I blogged the fact he was leaving on Nov. 14, but just wanted to do a little follow-up.

  3. cecilia said,

    January 7, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I am saddened to know that Allen Denton will no longer be in my daily NBC 11 at 6:00 and 11:00 pm news. Allen, Liza and John have always been a part of my day to day. I have always liked the chemistry of Allen and Liza.

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