Larry Mendte Has a Job, Will Talk Tiger Woods

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The Daily News reports disgraced former CBS3 anchor Larry Mendte is returning to the airwaves in New York. "Mendte - who has been off the air since his highly publicized firing from the station in June 2008 after an FBI investigation found he had hacked into former co-worker Alycia Lane's e-mail account - has been working on commentary pieces for WPIX-TV for the last month, WPIX news director Bill Carey said last night. Carey expects Mendte to become a full-time WPIX employee in the "next couple of weeks," he said. The station is in "the process of putting together a deal that would put him on the air five nights a week," he said. Mendte, 53, and his family will remain in Philadelphia, his wife, Dawn Stensland, said last night. Mendte has at least six commentaries in the can and a list of ideas that the station expects to air, said Carey, who worked with Mendte in New York and Chicago. "They will be topically driven on current events," Carey said. "It will feature centerpieces based on Larry's unique take on topics that Larry chooses." First up? Tiger Woods."

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1. Anonymous said... on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:44PM

“Good for Larry Mendte. He deserves a second chance. I didn't know I would miss him until he was gone - but local TV is awful - I do hope we see him in Philly.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Feb 19, 2010 at 01:36PM

“Mendte's crime was too sleazy to have him back in the public arena. Give hm a job behind a desk in a cubicle where we don't have to see him.”

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3. Anonymous said... on Feb 19, 2010 at 01:47PM

“He's certainly no worse than those reporting the news now. He just got caught.”

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4. Anonymous said... on Feb 19, 2010 at 01:51PM

“if they forgave vick - why not........larry didn't kill harmless animals ! he spied on that .....!”

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5. rob54 said... on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:59PM


Good for Larry. He paid his dues for his misstep. Time to let him get back to work. If he were coming on the air again in Philadelphia, I'd watch him in a heart beat.”

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6. Fan said... on Feb 20, 2010 at 03:49PM

“I'm not a mindless fan of Mendte, and given what he did was pretty sleazy, I'm cheered to hear he will be back on the air full time, because he's excellent at what he does. Too bad, also--Philly's loss.”

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7. fabromsil said... on Mar 23, 2010 at 10:03PM

“Now that I've seen Mendte on KPIX, I wish he went back into seclusion. His commentary on KPIX looks like an SNL spoof. And, where does he buy his clothes?! Sears?”

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