Dean Allen was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and graduated from high school in 1969. He spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean stayed in Spokane where he and his wife raised their two children. Dean has been in the Spokane radio market since 1982. When Dean’s not on-air you will most likely find him on the golf course, watching sports or spending time with his two grandchildren!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
Not that we are really watching AI anymore but there were some good days for the top "star search" show of all-time. When it comes top the list of judges on the show you may be surprised to learn that Keith Urban is the man.
Keith Urban is apparently making a strong impression on "American Idol." The country star has been named the Fox reality show's best judge in a new Zimbio.com readers' poll. He received 30-percent of the vote to take the top spot on the list. Urban's fellow judge Mariah Carey is landing in second place. She's getting nods from 23-percent to just edge out original "Idol" judge Simon Cowell, who's earning support from 22-percent. No other "Idol" judge past or present received even ten-percent of the vote. Seven-percent like former judge Jennifer Lopez to put her at number four on the list. Current "Idol" judge Nicki Minaj rounds out the top five. Original judge Paul Abdul ranks eighth, while Randy Jackson -- the only original judge still on the show -- follows at number nine. Nearly 14-hundred people took part in the poll.
Zimbio.com's Readers' Poll Best "American Idol" Judge List
1. Keith Urban
2. Simon Cowell
3. Mariah Carey
4. Jennifer Lopez
5. Nicki Minaj
6. Ellen DeGeneres
7. Steven Tyler
8. Paula Abdul
9. Randy Jackson
10. Kara DioGuardi