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1. Where did Larry Mendte come from ?
Lawrence David Mendte (he is born in January 16, 1957) is an American news anchor, commentator and radio talk show host. Mendte is currently hosting three TV shows, Jersey Matters, The Delaware Way, and Another Thing with Larry Mendte. Mendte also hosts The Larry Mendte Show on WABC (AM) in New York. Until a few years ago, Mendte wrote and delivered nightly commentaries at WPIX in New York City that were aired at TV stations across the country. He continued writing and delivering the commentaries on “Another Thing with Larry Mendte,” which airs in the New York and Philadelphia TV markets. Mendte was the first male host of the American syndicated television show Access Hollywood. From 2003 to mid-2008, he was the lead anchor of the 6pm and 11pm newscasts for KYW-TV (Channel 3), the CBS O&O in Philadelphia. After nearly two decades in last place, Mendte led the station to compete with first place WPVI-TV (Channel 6). KYW lured Mendte away from WCAU-TV (Channel 10), where he had anchored the 4, 6 and 11 pm newscasts and led the station to win news ratings in some time slots for the first time in 30 years.
2. What could we know about Larry Mendte besides his height ?
Born and raised in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, he attended St. Philomena Catholic School elementary school. During this time he began delivering the Philadelphia Bulletin. Mendte graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in nearby Drexel Hill. In 2003, Mendte was inducted into the high school’s Hall of Fame. He earned a B.A. in Communications from West Chester University and was named a distinguished alumnus. After giving a commencement address in 2006, Mendte was awarded the President’s Medal for Service in recognition of his community work.
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From 1984 to 1988 he was a weekend anchor on WABC, as well as fill-in sports anchor. He anchored the news and was an investigative reporter at WBBM in Chicago from 1991 to 1995. While at WBBM, Mendte’s series of reports on school bus safety resulted in a new state law. Mendte won a record 27 Emmy Awards in Chicago and was twice named Best reporter by the Illinois Associated Press. He anchored the news at WCMH in Columbus, Ohio, WLYH in Lebanon, Pennsylvania (where he also did the sportscast), WTAJ in Altoona and KIEM in Eureka, California.
4. Somme collaborations with Larry Mendte ?
Mendte was a weather personality at San Diego’s KFMB and also performed stand-up comedy in Southern California comedy clubs. Mendte wrote and produced a humor commentary feature which name is “How Come?” for the Paramount Studios syndicated program Hard Copy. Mendte was the first male host of Access Hollywood when the show started in 1996. He co-hosted Monday through Friday with Giselle Fernández and also co-hosted the weekend edition with future weekday host Nancy O’Dell. Mendte started “Access Hollywood” on September 9, 1996, with the words “Hello everyone, I’m Larry Mendte and this is Access Hollywood.”
Mendte left Access Hollywood in 1997 to return to Philadelphia and become the main anchor of WCAU (Channel 10)’s newscasts, including the 4 pm, 6pm and 11 pm programs, with the 4 pm show being the first on at that time in the market. He also created and hosted the Sunday morning news talk program Live at Issue. During his time at WCAU the 11 pm newscast outrated market leader WPVI (Channel 6) for the first time since the 1970s.
Mendte joined KYW in 2003 after being wooed from WCAU. KYW launched a massive “Make the Switch” promotional campaign when Mendte arrived. The idea for the campaign was Mendte’s. He also helped reformat the newscast and introduced the “walking anchor” to KYW that he was famous for at WCAU. KYW’s ratings immediately jumped with Mendte in the main seat with Alycia Lane co-anchoring, and within a year the station would overtake WCAU at 11 pm and 6 pm for second place. Lane was later fired in December 2007 after being charged with a felony for assaulting a female police officer in New York. Mendte then anchored solo for a short time before being teamed with Susan Barnett, but Mendte was fired in June 2008 after an investigation revealed he accessed Lane’s email accounts.
For his work, Mendte won over 50 regional Emmys at KYW.
In February 2010 Mendte returned to television with a nightly commentary on current events, originating from Tribune Broadcasting’s WPIX in New York. This segment is also seen on WPHL-TV’s 10 pm newscast (which, until September 2012, was produced by NBC’s WCAU, a former employer of Mendte), WGN-TV in Chicago and several other Tribune and Local TV-owned stations across the country.
In June 2010, Mendte aired the first of several commentaries urging Congress to pass the “9/11 First Responders Health and Compensation Bill”. Six months later when the bill was passed, Mendte was given several award from 9/11 First Responders organizations, including 2011 Humanitarian Award from the New York Fire Department’s Columbia Association.
In 2011, 2012 2013, and 2014, and 2015, all five years he was eligible, Mendte won the New York regional Emmy award for Outstanding Commentary/Editorialist, setting a record and Mendte won a total of 8 Emmys during his time at WPIX. Aside from the record five Emmys for Outstanding Commentary/Editorialist, Mendte won in 2011 and 2014 for Outstanding Writer for his commentaries and for Outstanding Speciality Reporting in 2014 for his series of commentaries on the media.
In October 2012, Mendte co-anchored with Kaity Tong the day that Hurricane Sandy pounded the New York City area. For the next ten days, he co-anchored an extended 5 and 10 pm newscast at WPIX with Jodi Applegate. In April 2013, Mendte solo anchored the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and then co-anchored 12 hours straight with Tamsen Fadal as Boston Police killed one of the suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, in a shootout and later captured his brother and second suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
In April 2011 Mendte was the only journalist to travel with former Congressman Curt Weldon on a peace mission to end the conflict in Libya. It was promoted that Weldon would meet with Muammar Gaddafi and that Mendte might get an interview. But Gaddafi reportedly cancelled a face-to-face meeting after Weldon’s op-ed piece in The New York Times ran on the same day as the scheduled meeting. But Weldon did return with direct communication between the Iraqi Prime Minister to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the promise that four detained journalists would be freed.
Mendte was a contributor to the online version of Philadelphia Magazinefrom 2010 to 2015. Mendte’s post on the drowning death of his niece stands as one of the most read columns ever on the site. Mendte occasionally writes for the print version of the magazine including a feature article on his life after he was let go by KYW.
Mendte returned to WABC in October 2016 to host “The Larry Mendte Show” on Saturday Night from 11 PM to 2 AM. On election night 2016, Mendte co-hosted the station’s coverage with Rita Cosby.
In June 2015, Mendte was hired by iHeartMedia in Delaware, as the morning talk show anchor for WILM-AM in Wilmington, Delaware and WDOV-AM in Dover, Delaware. The Larry Mendte Show was heard from 5:30 to 9 am in both markets. After helping change the format from news to talk and increasing the morning ratings, Mendte returned to WABC in New York in October 2016.
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