Janet Webb is an American television news anchor employed at NoSirGifts Fantasy Television Stations-owned and company flagship CBS affiliate WTOR and independent station WXXC in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She currently co-anchors WTOR/WXXC's weekend morning newscasts with Kendra Ray. Webb was formerly employed at NBC affiliate KZCO and Fox affiliate KDNC in Denver, Colorado. Webb formerly co-anchored KZCO's 4:00 PM newscast with Julia Passalt, 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM newscasts with her sister-in-law Adelle Allen, and previously co-anchored KDNC's 9:00 PM newscast with Lori Fonda from 2014 until 2016 and Kymberly Alvaraz from 1996 until Alvaraz's 2014 departure.
After graduating from Missouri's School of Journalism, Janet Webb began her career at KEAA-FTV in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While in Colorado Springs, she met and married her husband, Bryant Allen. In 1980, Webb left KEAA and signed-on with KSTX in San Antonio as a reporter. Her husband, Bryant, who was also in the broadcast industry, worked as a co-host of the popular entertainment show, PM Magazine. For years Janet and Bryant would move from state to state as each one grew in their career. When Bryant landed a job at WPTL in Pittsburgh, Janet left KSTX and joined him, working as a news reporter at WPTL. After two years at the CBS affiliate (now an NBC affiliate) in Pittsburgh, Janet and Bryant were offered positions back in San Antonio, once again with KSTX-FTV. Now the parents of a one-year-old daughter, Brittany, Bryant eventually left the business (he has since returned) and Janet landed a job as the main news anchor at WLOK-FTV in Louisville, Kentucky in 1982. Webb made her final career move to KDNC-FTV in Denver in 1987 - anchoring the popular 5, 6, and 10 p.m. (called Channel 2 Eyewitness News) and much celebrated 9PM newscast (originally called Fox 2 Eyewitness News Primetime after the station switched from CBS to Fox on March 4, 1996), teaming Webb with Eddie Bjork from 1987 until 1993, former KIAA morning anchor Kym Christian from her March 7, 1994 debut until her departure on June 20, 2014 (Webb and Christian surpassed KIAA's Elaine Carson and Edd Stardell as the longest tenured anchor team in Denver) and Lori Fonda since July 2014.
As KDNC expanded its newscasts, Webb developed a larger role in the newsroom and eventually landed a role as the station's Managing Editor. On June 1, 2015, Webb started co-anchoring the early and late evening newscasts on sister station KZCO, which had just switched its affiliation to NBC after being an independent station after 32 years. The newscasts broadcast at 4 pm, 5 pm, and 10 pm, and team Webb with former KIAA news anchor Adelle Allen. Webb continued to team with Lori Fonda on KDNC's top-rated 9 p.m. newscast before leaving KDNC in 2016. Webb was succeeded at KDNC by Stephanie Spain in March 2016.
On January 22, 2017, when NBC 24 and Coloroado's 2 interrupted its regular programming to announce the sudden death of NBC 24 anchor Adelle Allen, Julia Passalt served as the announcer. A week later, NBC24 announced that Passalt would co-anchor with Webb at KZCO on an interim basis. On March 31, Webb announced she had accepted a job at Fort Wayne CBS affiliate WTOR-FTV as the weekend morning anchor, where she was slated to co-anchor with Webb's former KDNC colleague Kymerly Alvaraz (Alvaraz tweeted that Webb will be joining the moderator panel of Vote for the Girls USA).
Webb is an Emmy Award winning journalist and is very active in the community.
Vote for the Girls UK and USA
Janet Webb was named co-host of the British version of Vote for the Girls on May 31, 2016, it was announced that Passalt and Webb would begin hosting the fourth and final season of the United Kingdom version of Vote for the Girls, replacing Ava Zinn, who had left in January 2016 to focus on the American adaptation Vote for the Girls.
On April 2, 2017, Webb announced she was joining the moderator panelist on the American version of Vote for the Girls, where she will be in familiar company with former rival Kylie Dwyar and with her KDNC co-anchor Kymberly Alvaraz. Due to the commitments with Vote for the Girls, Webb will co-anchor WTOR/WXXC's weekend morning newscasts on most weekends with Alvaraz and fellow VFTG moderator Kendra Ray.
Webb is married to Bryant Allen, a former news anchor and entertainment co-host at KIAA and at CBS-owned KLZL. Bryant is now main anchor at ABC-owned WMRI. Janet and Bryant have two daughters: Brittany, is a graduate of University of Colorado-Boulder and a former television reporter, earned two Emmy Awards and three Telly Awards; and Kristen attends University of Northern Colorado.