June 1, 2012 |
David Gomberg, 86, a legendary behind-the-scenes "idea man" and mentor in Philadelphia TV news, died Wednesday, May 30, at his home in Cherry Hill. Known professionally as Dave Neal, Mr. Gomberg had suffered from congestive heart failure and kidney failure, his family said. Mr. Gomberg worked for all four TV news operations in Philadelphia as well as KYW radio. He was an assignment manager, producer, or adviser to such luminaries as Larry Kane, Jessica Savitch, and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
February 8, 2012 |
Larry Kane Journalist "We have hundreds of municipalities in three states. We have governors of states, township executive directors, county managers - and we have horrible purchasing options in this area. We need to get a conference immediately somewhere in this area, called by the governors, county executives and the mayor of Philadelphia to form an organization called A.P.A.: Area Purchasing Agency. "We've got millions of dollars of waste in government all through the area through antiquated purchasing procedures.
January 9, 2012 |
Herb Clarke, 84, the low-key broadcaster who was a fixture as a weatherman on Philadelphia's Channel 10 newscasts for nearly 40 years, died late Sunday afternoon at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, a retirement community. Barbara Clarke, his wife of 56 years, said Mr. Clarke died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. "The thing with Herb is that he was a regular, down-home guy," said Gerry Wilkinson, a good friend and chairman of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, an organization devoted to chronicling the region's broadcasting history.
January 8, 2012 |
Herb Clarke, the low-key broadcaster who was a fixture as a weatherman on Philadelphia's Channel 10 newscasts for nearly 40 years, died Sunday at a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. He was 84. Barbara Clarke, his wife of 56 years, said in a statement that Mr. Clarke died of complications derived from Alzheimer's Disease. "The thing with Herb is that he was a regular, down-home guy," said Gerry Wilkinson, the chairman of Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia, an organization devoted to chronicling the region's broadcasting history.
June 4, 2011
After 50 years working with facts, Larry Kane has detoured into fiction. Kane, who has anchored newscasts for Channels 3, 6, and 10, hosts Voice of Reason on Comcast Network, and has written three nonfiction books, has just e-published a murder mystery, Death by Deadline , available through Amazon, iPad, Nook, and Sony Reader. Grounding his story in more than 50 years of broadcast experience, Kane, 68, tells a cautionary tale of local news lurching out of control.
April 16, 2011 |
DEAR TattFans, We know, we know. Every time you picked up the Saturday paper, it was stained with your tears because you simply missed us too much. We totally get it. We missed you on the weekends, too. But starting today, Lady Tattle will be holding it down weekendwise, giving you all the celeb news you'd been sorely missing. Love, The Tattle Team Raising Kane Larry Kane is getting back into the local TV news business. But this time it might kill him. Kane, an almost constant presence in Philly's local news scene before his retirement in 2002, self-published his first novel, Death by Deadline , as an ebook earlier this week.
November 4, 2008 |
Given his basso profundo pipes, his inability to tell a joke and his predilection for hyperbole, Larry Kane was born to be an anchorman. Holy hair gel, even Will Ferrell asked him for tips before filming Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. This election season, however, Citizen Kane is no Ronabie. At 66 and out of the anchor game since 2002, he's deconstructing politics as if he were still, well, Larry Kane. He analyzes it several times a day on KYW Newsradio, where he's a special contributor and elder statesman among the 64-person staff.
August 26, 2008 |
Politics makes strange bedtimes for this fellow. CBS3 morning anchor Ukee Washington is doing his regular 5-to-7-a.m. duties as well as anchoring the station's 4, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts while evening anchor Chris May is stationed in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. The sleep deprivation will continue next week when May is in St. Paul, Minn., for the Republican National Convention. Pat Ciarrocchi will anchor solo at noon. (Angela Russell is on with Washington at 4 p.m., and Susan Barnett is coanchor at 6 and 11.)
August 12, 2006 |
Mike Douglas, whose pioneering afternoon TV show brought Hollywood glitter to Quaker Philadelphia from 1965 to 1978, died yesterday on his 81st birthday. Mr. Douglas died in a hospital near his home in North Palm Beach, Fla., said his wife of 62 years, Genevieve. She said she was not sure of the cause, but said he had been admitted Thursday. He had become dehydrated on a golf course a few weeks ago, she said. Mr. Douglas was a big-band tenor of some renown in his native Chicago - he was signed by Walt Disney himself for the 1950 film Cinderella - but it was his nationally syndicated TV show that made him a star.
May 7, 2003
YESTERDAY our esteemed colleague John Baer reported that Democrats are trying to woo Sixers general manager Billy King to run against Sen. Arlen Specter next year. Today, another esteemed colleague, Stu Bykofsky, is reporting that TV anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah has also been approached. At this rate, can Larry Kane , M. Night Shyamalan and the Philly Phanatic be far behind? The fact that the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania has to look outside its political circle for a viable candidate against Specter speaks volumes about the party's depth of talent and gumption - or lack thereof.