June 2, 2002
New Jersey Republicans should cast their ballots Tuesday for the candidate most likely to succeed against incumbent U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli. That candidate is Diane Allen. Republicans can look to her record as a state senator, her moderate positions on social issues, and her political tenacity as reasons why she would be a worthy GOP standard-bearer in the November general election. Ms. Allen sees considerable room for belt-tightening within the Beltway. She would like to cut down government waste to find more federal money for initiatives such as expanding prescription drug coverage so the poorest seniors would have only a modest co-pay.
August 15, 1986 |
They do what they can to survive - from stealing to selling drugs and their bodies. They are homeless children, as young as 9, who are forced to live off the streets. "It hurt sometimes when I was talking to them, because I had no idea there were so many living on the streets and how awful their problems were," said Diane Allen, host of a one-hour documentary called "Street Shadows," to air Thursday night at 8:30 on Channel 3. The program gives a sobering look into the world of children trying to survive.
March 16, 1993 |
The National Organization for Women canceled its planned rally to support WCAU-TV anchor Diane Allen yesterday afternoon because of the weekend blizzard. But NOW's cancellation didn't stop some of Allen's friends from showing up at Channel 10's City Avenue studios yesterday to voice support for Allen, who was removed as an anchor for the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and now anchors the 5:30 p.m. newscast. Allen has filed three federal age and sex discrimination complaints against Channel 10. Her 45th birthday was on March 8. The snow also didn't stop 17 African-American protesters who turned out in the 28-degree weather to suppport Channel 10 general manager Gene Lothery, who is African-American.
February 17, 1989 |
What was the news event on most people's minds last night? Was it the $14.5 million settlement that went to Rock Hudson's lover? Was it the Iranian suicide squads that have apparently been dispatched to kill author Salman Rushdie? Channel 10, at least, would have had you believe that all this newsy stuff paled in comparison to the return of Diane Allen to Philadelphia television. Eight months after leaving Channel 3 in a highly publicized defection, Allen made her Channel 10 debut, co-anchoring Channel 10's 5:30 news report with Alan Frio and the 11 p.m. program with Larry Kane.
October 7, 1993 |
Diane Allen has won a key first-round decision in her age- and sex- discrimination case against WCAU-TV (Channel 10), station officials said yesterday. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found probable cause that Allen's replacement by Jane Robelot in March 1992 as anchor of Channel 10's 11 p.m. newscast was a result of age discrimination, the station said in a statement. Allen is 45; Robelot is 32. Similarly, the station said, the EEOC found probable cause that Allen suffered sex discrimination in December when her application to return as an anchor on the 11 p.m. broadcast was rejected.
February 16, 1994 |
Channel 10 news anchor Diane Allen, shedding nary a tear, told viewers yesterday she was quitting to start her own production company, ending months of speculation that she would file an age- and sex-discrimination lawsuit against the station. Allen, 45, whose contract ran out yesterday, has started Vidcomm, a company that will produce documentaries to be shown on WCAU-TV. She also will market them to cable networks and stations outside of Philadelphia. Appearing upbeat during her farewell broadcast, Allen made no mention of past problems with the station or general manager Gene Lothery.
October 14, 2003
Although a longtime supporter of President Bush, State Sen. Diane Allen doesn't share all of his politics. She's a New Jersey Republican - a moderate in the tradition of Millicent Fenwick, Tom Kean and Christie Whitman. She's a fiscal conservative but a social moderate. She's pro-choice and anti-gun. That's why she's been elected repeatedly in the Democratic-leaning Seventh Legislative District along the Delaware River in Burlington and Camden Counties. In less than 10 years, the former TV news anchor has grown into a party leader.
April 13, 1995 |
Diane Allen, who says she never voted in a primary election for fear of compromising her position as a television news anchor, is running for a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly as a Republican. "I'm new to any party," said Allen, 46, who is a candidate in the 7th Legislative District, centered in Burlington County. "I thought it was important as an anchor of the news that you had to be completely objective and not give the impression that you favored one side. " Allen hasn't been an anchor since February 1994, when she left WCAU-TV (Channel 10)
May 11, 1986 |
To believers of the Gospel According to Channel 3 Promos, anchor Diane Allen is the closest thing to a saint since Mother Teresa. In Real Life, it ain't necessarily so. Sure, Allen's a loving wife, a doting mother and a tireless friend to the needy. And granted, she rarely loses her temper or even raises her voice. But don't let the easy smile or placid exterior fool you. When it comes to the cutthroat behind-the-scenes world of local television, Diane Allen doesn't forgive, and she's doesn't forget.
June 16, 1988 |
In a move that stunned the local broadcast community, Channel 10 announced yesterday that it had signed a five-year contract with longtime Channel 3 anchor Diane Allen. Allen, 39, the best-known woman anchor in the Philadelphia area and the cornerstone of KYW's comeback success in recent years, will join WCAU in February. Her Channel 3 contract, which expired in February this year, forbids her from working elsewhere in the market for one year after the completion of the contract.