January 5, 1990 |
Channel 6 news anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury was punched in the face last night outside WPVI-TV's studio near City Avenue by a man who told detectives that "voices" had told him to do it, authorities said. Thomas-Laury, 35, who with Marc Howard co-anchors the station's 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts, was taken to Lankenau Hospital after the 6:45 p.m. attack. She was treated for a scratched cornea and facial bruises and was released, said Robert Moore, a WPVI editor. "She's fine and in good condition," Moore said.
June 23, 2000 |
Channel 6 anchorwoman Lisa Thomas-Laury probably made a wise decision to stay away from the sentencing of a former mental patient convicted of terrorizing her for more than three years. Thomas-Laury, who is African-American, missed a racial harangue that even defense lawyer Kirk Adams called "embarrassing. " Louis Perpetua, 55, using a racial epithet repeatedly, accused Thomas-Laury of stalking and harassing him for four years "in an effort to get me to give her an interview and co-write a book about O.J. Simpson.
November 8, 2012 |
6 ABC anchor/reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury says she was lucky to escape injury in a car accident Friday in Ardmore. Thomas-Laury's cream-colored Porsche Cayenne SUV was struck by another car near County Line and Roberts roads. She was thankful that her airbag deployed and that she was wearing a seat belt, the veteran broadcaster told us when we contacted her after hearing of the accident. "It looks worse than it is," she said about a bruise on her head. She said a first-responder told her she would have been much worse off if she hadn't been driving an SUV. She was taken to Paoli Memorial Hospital in a neck brace.
September 29, 1988 |
The lips involved are closed tighter than a Ziploc bag, but local sources confirm that longtime Channel 6 anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury has been talking to Channel 3 about an anchor job. Thomas-Laury, 34, WPVI-TV's most visible female, joined the Cap Cities station in February 1978. Her contract is up Jan. 6. Sources at Fifth and Market say that Channel 3 is looking for a minority woman to perk up the less- than-electric Steve Bell, who's all alone at 11 p.m. now that Diane Allen works for Channel 10. Thomas-Laury had no comment yesterday.
September 9, 2010 |
Action News reporter/anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury did not sway a Montgomery County jury, which last week found in favor of a doctor and Lankenau Hospital in her medical-malpractice lawsuit. Thomas-Laury, 56, and her husband, William , a physician, had accused the hospital and Clifford Pemberton of failing to diagnose her rare nerve disorder. The Mayo Clinic diagnosed and treated her for POEMS syndrome, the suit said. Thomas-Laury was out of work for 38 months before she returned to 6ABC in 2007.
May 17, 2000 |
Channel 6 anchorwoman Lisa Thomas-Laury testified yesterday that she started carrying a can of Mace last September and feared for her safety after she was told that a man who had been telephoning the station for more than three years, using racial slurs, and accusing her of harassing him, had threatened to cut out her tongue. Thomas-Laury, 45, who has been at WPVI-TV for 22 years, told a Common Pleas Court jury that when the caller telephoned the station on Sept. 29 to report that he was a few blocks from the studio, her life changed.
July 16, 2012 |
PHILLY'S Mark Indelicato, who's known for his role as a teenager in ABC's "Ugly Betty," turns 18 on Monday. According to the stars, Indelicato, who got his start at the Walnut Street Theatre, has a busy, challenging year ahead, one in which he needs to guard against impulsiveness. But he can rest assured that during this year of transition, his creativity also is predicted to be on an upswing. Beatrice Elmore Turner, better known as the legendary radio diva Mary Mason, celebrates a birthday on Wednesday.
January 27, 1990 |
The weightlifter held for trial on charges of attacking Lisa Thomas-Laury landed only one punch to the face - but what a punch - the Channel 6 news anchorwoman testified yesterday. In pointing out mental patient Gregory Taylor, 24, of Lawndale, as her assailant, she told Municipal Judge William J. King that she fell to the ground after the attack three weeks ago in the Channel 6 parking lot off City Avenue. Thomas-Laury testified at a brief hearing that her injuries caused her to be away from her Channel 6 post for "two weeks and a day. " She said she suffered a serious eye injury, along with facial bruises and a cut that required four stitches.
April 17, 1997 |
Mimi Brown, the WDAS FM (105.3) disc jockey who was shot late Tuesday, is the second radio personality wounded in the parking lot of a Lower Merion radio station in just over a year. Radio talk-show host Ted Watley, who had a show on WNWR-AM (1540), was shot several times by a man on March 8, 1996, as he sat in his car in the station's Bala Cynwyd parking lot. No one has been charged with that shooting. Yesterday, Loretta Edwards, 37, of West Philadelphia, was stopped by an off-duty Philadelphia police officer a few blocks from the station and charged with shooting Brown.
January 27, 1990 |
A Northeast Philadelphia man will stand trial on charges of assaulting WPVI-TV news anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury earlier this month in the station's parking lot, a Municipal Court judge ruled yesterday. After a 10-minute preliminary hearing at the 19th Police District, 61st and Thompson Streets in Overbrook, Judge William A. King Jr. ordered Gregory Taylor, 24, to appear in City Hall Room 875 on Feb. 26, when a trial date will be set. A short, stocky man dressed in blue jeans and a pink shirt, Taylor stood expressionless before the judge yesterday, just a few feet from the tall, elegantly dressed woman he was accused of attacking.