Diane Allen is known by many titles: corporate President, working mother, pilot, sharpshooter, daredevil hang-glider, award-winning TV News Journalist, Quaker Sunday School teacher, cancer survivor and former member of the New Jersey State Legislature.
Diane joined New Jersey Network as a reporter, where her ‘beat’ was the State House. She eventually became the station’s news anchor. In 1976, she joined KYW-TV, in Philadelphia, to host a weekly women’s program. Soon she was promoted to noon anchor and later given her own daily talk show. In 1994, after standing up to CBS for discriminatory practices, and having the government find in her favor, Diane left the station to work full time in her own media production company. During her 30+ years in the media, Diane has won eight Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and dozens of other national and international awards.
In November of 1995, Diane was elected to represent the 7th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly. Diane was elected to the New Jersey State Senate in November of 1997. During her first term, she had more bills signed into law than any other legislator. In 2003 Diane served in the Senate leadership as Republican Conference Leader. After retiring from the New Jersey State Senate, Diane founded runWOMENserve, which is the organization she now represents on the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ Board of Directors.
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