MILWAUKEE — Lance Allen, seen statewide for years as host of a popular Green Bay Packers TV show and on the sidelines of Packers preseason games, has been let go by his employer.

In a video posted Thursday evening to his social media pages (see below), Allen said his employer, Scripps, which owns WTMJ, had let him go and voided the final year of his contract.

No reason was given for the decision.

“Never took it for granted people were gracious enough to invite me into their homes for 32 years, 28 in SE Wisconsin,” Allen said. “Blew me away some said I became family. As a Wisconsin kid I worked hard and cared about the community, but that time is ending. Thank you for allowing me to live a dream.”

Allen hosted the weekly “Packers Live” roundup show with Wayne Larrivee seen weekly throughout the state.

Allen also was the sideline reporter for Packers pre-season games broadcast throughout the state.

Larrivee also expressed his surprise in a social media post.

“Lance is the consummate pro and one of the classiest people I have ever worked with,” he wrote.

“Lance, you will always be a friend and I will miss working with you. I hate to see this happen to someone as talented and good as you.”

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.