May 27, 2016 |
Veteran 6ABC anchor Lisa Thomas-Laury announced Wednesday that she is officially retiring from the station she has been with since 1978. In 2003, the anchor-reporter went on medical leave after she was diagnosed with POEMS syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder. She returned to the station in 2007 but had to take another leave after the disease returned. "I'm feeling good. I really am," Thomas-Laury said. "I think this last illness was going to take a toll and I was going to need to make a decision to turn the page.
April 25, 2013 |
A NTHONY MACKIE , star of "Pain & Gain" with Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson , walked the makeshift red carpet at South Philly's UA Riverview on Tuesday night. But Mackie wasn't going to stay for long. After introducing the Michael Bay action-comedy, Mackie headed out to the Phillies game. Turns out, despite hailing from New Orleans, he's a big fan Phillies fan. Why? A horse, of course. When Mackie was a kid, he would watch syndicated episodes of the talking-horse sitcom "Mister Ed. " "There was a 'Mister Ed' commercial and he had this thing where he would go (imitating Mister Ed)
January 11, 2013 |
City of Brotherly Love? Maybe. But David Boreanaz has a nasty case of envy for his fellow Philly boy Bradley Cooper. "I get so jealous seeing Bradley Cooper shooting Silver Linings Playbook with Robert De Niro," Boreanaz says. "I'd love to shoot something like that that captures the Philadelphia heart. I appreciate the city a lot. " Cheer up, David. When Bones returns from its winter hiatus on Monday, you get to tango through the same sort of ballroom dancing challenge that Cooper faced in Silver Linings . Only the guest star isn't De Niro; it's the raucous Mary Murphy from So You Think You Can Dance . In the special two-hour episode, Booth (Boreanaz)
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.
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.
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.
August 24, 2010 |
IF GERMANTOWN'S Kristin Haskins-Simms had to pick the "Project Runway" winner, she would choose Andy South , the freelance designer from Hawaii. Haskins-Simms was eliminated from the competition on Thursday's episode of the Lifetime design series but didn't seem to have any hard feelings when we spoke yesterday. "The show has given me great recognition for me and my line," says Haskins-Simms about her Strangefruit line that she'll show in October at Philadelphia Fashion Week.
August 24, 2010 |
A medical-malpractice lawsuit filed nearly four years ago by 6ABC anchor-reporter Lisa Thomas-Laury moves along in Montgomery County Court as jury selection is due to begin Tuesday. Thomas-Laury, 55, and her husband, William , allege that doctors and Lankenau Hospital did not diagnose the nerve disorder known as POEMS syndrome. The Mayo Clinic diagnosed and treated her, the complaint says. She was out of work for 38 months before she returned to Action News , wearing leg braces, in January 2007.
January 5, 2003 |
Marc Howard loves that his life has been full of serendipity. Consider: 25 years ago, a spot opened up at WPVI (Channel 6), whose 5:30 p.m. newscast was a close second in the Philadelphia market. The main evening anchor, a guy named Larry Kane, had decided to work in New York. His backup, Jim Gardner, was chosen to replace him. The assistant news director called Howard, whom he knew when they both worked in Hartford, and offered him the 5:30 p.m. coanchoring job. At the time, KYW (Channel 3)
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.