ICYMI: Diane Allen's First Exclusive TV Interview as GOP Candidate for Lt. Gov.

Ex-Senator, TV Anchor Diane Allen Is Jack Ciattarelli's Running Mate


Published by NBC10 Philadelphia

August 4, 2021



New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has chosen former state Senator and one-time Philadelphia TV news anchor Diane Allen to be his running mate.


The choice of Allen, who was known as a moderate during her time in the Legislature, comes after a bruising — but not close — primary in which Ciattarelli fended off rivals who claimed to be political heirs of Donald Trump.

Allen served in the Assembly beginning in 1996 before being elected to the state Senate in 1997. She served there, representing parts of Burlington County, until 2017.

She was a news anchor in the 1970s through the 1990s on Philadelphia broadcast TV, with stints on KYW and WCAU.

She is known as a campaigner against gender and age discrimination, having brought a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, arguing that she got removed as an 11 p.m. anchor in favor of someone younger and that she was paid less than her male counterparts.

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