Broadcast Pioneers member Larry Mendte has been an anchor for KYW-TV, CBS 3’s Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 p.m. with Alycia Lane.
Before joining CBS 3 in July, 2003, Larry was evening news anchor for WCAU (Channel 10), the NBC station in Philadelphia. Mendte returned to Philadelphia in August of 1997 to anchor at NBC10.
He's currently heard from 8:30 am to 10 am on WWIQ, 106.9 serving the Philadelphia Market from their "fortress in Fishtown" and licensed to Camden, NJ. Mendte is also seen doing commentary on WPIX-TV in New York City. Those reports are syndicated to several dozen stations across the country.
Mendte, a “hometown guy” whose first job in the news business was delivering the Evening Bulletin (a daily newspaper in Philadelphia at that time) as a boy.
Larry took special pleasure in the fact that, as an adult, he still delivered the evening news in Philadelphia. One of Philadelphia’s most honored broadcasters, Mendte has earned 80 regional Emmy Awards (40 of them here in the Philadelphia market), three of which were in the “Best Anchor” category. He has six Edward R. Murrow Awards and a National Sigma Delta Chi Award
Previously, he was a reporter for WTAJ-TV, Channel 10 in Altoona, Pennsylvania and then co-anchor at WLYH-TV in Lebanon-Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Before that, he co-hosted Access Hollywood, the daily half-hour entertainment news magazine produced by NBC in Los Angeles and was weekday anchor and investigative reporter at Chicago's WBBM-TV.
While at WBBM, Larry Mendte earned a record 27 Emmy Awards and was twice named "Best Reporter" in Illinois by the Associated Press. Prior to WBBM, Mendte was a main anchor for KFMB-TV in San Diego and a weekend anchor at WABC-TV in New York.
Born on January 16, 1957 and raised in Delaware County’s Lansdowne, Larry was graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School (1974) and West Chester University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.
Mendte and his wife, co-host of "A New View" on WMCN-TV (and Broadcast Pioneers member) Dawn Stensland (formerly of Channel 3 and 29), make their home in Philadelphia with their four children. On Friday, November 17, 2006, Larry Mendte was inducted into "The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's Hall of Fame."
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