Todd Allred was known as a top-notch journalist, good friend to many and one of the biggest San Francisco Giants fans around.
Allred, who worked as an assistant sports editor for The Record before moving on to national publication USA Today, passed away on Friday in Morristown, Ariz. after a battle with cancer. He was 46.
I am honored to have been a good friend of his for many years, and we at The Record would like to pass on our condolences to his family.
He worked for The Record in the 1990s and early 2000s, rising to become assistant sports editor before leaving in 2001 to become a page designer for Baseball Weekly and Sports Weekly. He later held the same position for the magazine’s parent publication, USA Today.
“Todd was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. He was a kind soul who cared so deeply about others,” Record Editor Mike Klocke said. “Todd’s journalistic work was first-rate. He always made sure to think about the readers first in the way that his editing and page design helped tell stories. His far-too-young passing saddens me deeply.”
Allred grew up in Clovis, graduating from Clovis High School and earning a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Fresno State University. Besides The Record, he also worked for the Los Banos Enterprise, Merced Sun Star and Fresno Bee.
A lifelong sports fan, he was fond of the Fresno State teams, the San Francisco 49ers and especially the Giants.
He was also an accomplished photographer whose work is on display on his website (twa-photography.com) and an avid outdoors person. A sports fan his entire life, Todd loved baseball most of all and especially the Giants, who he rabidly followed even while living in Virginia for the past 12 years.
A memorial page has been set up for Todd Allred at wickenburgfuneralhome.com.