April 28, 2011
Congratulations to former CBS 3 local anchor and one-time Daily News film critic ("Anchorman") Alycia Lane (left). Alycia, who now co-anchors "Today in L.A. " for NBC4, after some unpleasantness on the East Coast, won an Edward R. Murrow Award for writing a TV news story chronicling the effects of the rare genetic disorder Angelman Syndrome, a condition that affects one in 20,000 children. Alycia said she hoped that the award would draw attention to the syndrome.
June 25, 2014 |
FORMER CBS3 anchor Alycia Lane gave birth to her first child, a little girl named Averie , this weekend. Lane is between on-air gigs at the moment, after a stint at KNBC in Los Angeles, where she currently dwells. Lane told me earlier this year that she'll restart the job hunt after she's settled in as a momma. "She's beyond adorable," Lane wrote to me in a message. "Totally in love!!!" Williams, Oates celebrated Brian Williams , one of the greatest heads of hair in all of broadcast news, will be feted by Temple University for something other than his cranial follicles.
December 14, 2012 |
PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia judge has tossed a defamation suit brought by a news anchor against her former station after her one-time co-host hacked into her emails and leaked private information. A Common Pleas judge threw out Alycia Lane's suit against KYW-TV and some of the claims against Larry Mendte, the former colleague who claimed to have had an affair with her. Lane accused the station of defaming her before and after she was fired after being arrested in December 2007 following a scuffle with a New York City police officer.
December 15, 2012 |
A Philadelphia judge has dismissed television news anchor Alycia Lane's former employer, the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia, from a lawsuit she filed against it and former coanchor Larry Mendte. Common Pleas Court Judge Allan L. Tereshko dismissed CBS Broadcasting and Mendte from the suit's defamation claims but kept part of the suit against Mendte alive pending further consideration. Lane's employment at CBS3 was terminated on Jan. 7, 2008, after incidents including her arrest in New York City, during an encounter with police in which she was not charged.
June 25, 2008
IT'S NO LONGER such a hoot, is it? Gossiping about Alycia Lane and Larry Mendte is no longer fun now that serious accusations have overshadowed the giddy scandal. Mendte was fired Monday amid allegations that he illegally accessed Lane's e-mails and leaked them to the media to destroy her. Lane was fired six months ago and told her side of the story for the first time in a lawsuit filed against CBS 3 last week. And so it appears that while Lane was being publicly ridiculed, Mendte was the one who was allegedly behaving in a scurrilous, perhaps criminal, way. Lane, it appears, may have been a victim of character assassination, not of her own character flaws.
January 12, 2010 |
A Common Pleas Court judge last month struck down ex-CBS 3 anchor Alycia Lane's lawsuit against her former colleague Larry Mendte and bosses at CBS Broadcasting, but the legal battle wages on. Judge Matthew Carrafiello simply wanted a shorter version of the filing for the court to read. The judge ruled Dec. 1 that the complaint filed by Lane's lawyer Paul Rosen be "stricken," according to court documents that the Daily News recently obtained. "The court finds the complaint fails to state facts in a 'concise and summary form,' " according to notes handwritten on the court order.
December 23, 2007 |
News item: CBS3 anchor Alycia Lane tried to call Gov. Rendell last Sunday during an Eagles-Cowboys game to "tell her side of the story" of her encounter with a New York City cop. She didn't get through until Monday. But what if she had? Governor: Hello? Lane: Hi, governor! It's your favorite hottie TV news woman! Governor: Leslie? Lane: Guess again. Governor: Cecily? Erin? Lane: No, it's Alycia, governor. A-l-y-c-i-a. Governor: Alycia! Can you hang on a minute, sweetheart?
May 21, 2011 |
About two hours after jury selection was to have begun, Common Pleas Court Judge Marlene Lachman announced Friday that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had stayed the trial of the civil suit by Alycia Lane against her former coanchor Larry Mendte and their ex-employer, CBS, pending a ruling on a change-of-venue petition filed by the broadcaster. It could be weeks or months before the trial resumes - wherever it resumes. A spokesman for the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts would say only that "it's really unclear as to how long it will take.
November 26, 2008
SHE STILL won't talk about it publicly. Not in court. Not to the media. Alycia Lane is still that traumatized by what was done to her by former co-anchor Larry Mendte - who purported to be her mentor and friend while pursuing a sadistic smear campaign against her. And who could blame her? A day after Mendte was sentenced in federal court for hacking into her personal e-mails hundreds of times, Lane's lawyer and sources close to her said that the damage Mendte did to her is inestimable.
January 9, 2008 |
For Alycia Lane, the future comes down to trust. Can the anchorwoman fired on Monday by CBS3 after allegedly assaulting a New York police officer last month still get a TV news audience to take her seriously? If she can sustain her credibility through this public relations maelstrom, she will in all likelihood continue to work as a newswoman, if not in this market, then in another. And if she can't? "I don't think Fox is still doing celebrity boxing," said Robert Thompson, professor of television, radio and film at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.