Alycia Lane Biography
Alycia Lane is an American television journalist. In October 2013, she served as a weekday morning anchor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. From September 2003 until January 2008, she was co-anchor of the weekday evening newscasts on KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her contract with KYW-TV was terminated shortly after being arrested for allegedly striking a New York police officer and calling her a homophobic slur.
Alycia Lane Age
Alycia Lane was born on May 10, 1972, in Lake Grove, New York, United States.
Alycia Lane Family
Alycia Lane was born in Lake Grove, New York, the United States to Puerto Rican descent on her mother’s side and Welsh descent on her father’s. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States.
Alycia Lane Husband
Alycia Lane is married to Dino Calandriello from 2000 to 2004 until their divorce she was then engaged to Lauster James Adkins Jr from 2005 to 2007. She gave birth to a daughter in June 2014. For now, we have no information about her husband but we will update you very soon.
Alycia Lane Journalist
Alycia Lane began her journalism career while she was completing her master’s degree at Northwestern University, serving as a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for KSNT in Topeka, Kansas. After completing her studies, she returned to her native New York and joined Cablevision-owned News 12 the Bronx, where she served as an anchor and reporter. Among the stories, she covered there was the 1999 shooting of African immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was shot to death by four New York City police officers.
In 2000, she moved to Miami, after being hired as a reporter for Fox affiliate WSVN. She joined a rival station, NBC-owned WTVJ a year later, and spent two years there before moving to Philadelphia and CBS-owned KYW-TV in September 2003. KYW-TV paired her with Larry Mendte on their 11 o’clock newscast. Mendte had been wooed away from rival WCAU-TV where he led the station to 1 in the ratings in some newscast slots for the first time in 30 years.
By early 2004 KYW-TV had experienced “an amazing 61%” rise in the show’s ratings. In 2005, she was awarded a local Emmy Award for co-hosting the annual “Holiday Traditions” special. After her stint at KYW-TV, Lane moved to Los Angeles in July 2009 and was hired by NBC affiliate KNBC on August 18. She debuted on the air August 29 in the weekend evening anchor chair, replacing Kim Baldonado.
On February 2010, she became co-anchor of Today in LA on KNBC. In 2011, Lane received a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing on a special story about a mysterious disorder called ‘Angelman Syndrome’. In addition, she has won multiple Emmy Awards at KNBC, along with two Golden Mic Awards. On October 2013, KNBC announced that Lane was no longer employed by the station.
Alycia Lane Scandals
On May 2007, she became the center manager of national media story when reports surfaced her emailed pictures of herself and friends, in bikinis, to the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, via an account that he shared with his wife, Suzy Shuster. Shuster’s email response became public. She insisted that the pictures were harmless and that she and Eisen have been “purely platonic” friends “for almost 10 years”, and that they “regularly exchange on e-mail and photos”. On June 2010, CBS released emails between Lane and Eisen that suggested something more than a friendly relationship. The emails were released as part of a pre-trial motion in Lane’s wrongful termination suit against CBS.
Alycia Lane Assault charges
Alycia Lane was arrested in the early morning hours of December 16, 2007, in New York City, where she was accused of physically and verbally assaulting female police officer, as well as making homophobic comments, calling the officer a “fucking dyke”.She was charged with one felony count of assault on a police officer.
The criminal case was effectively closed on February 25, 2008, when the New York judge dropped the felony assault charges against her and reduced her charges to misdemeanors. The case was adjourned, with an additional provision that the charges against her would be dropped on the condition that she is not arrested, at any time, over the next six months. A New York City Police Association expressed “outrage” over the reduction and dismissal of charges against Lane.
Alycia Lane Dismissal from KYW-TV
On January 7, 2008, Alycia Lane was suspended from KYW-TV against the assault on a New York police officer, the station announced that she had been released from her contract. In a statement, the station explained that the decision to terminate her, stating: After assessing the overall impact of a series of incidents resulting from judgments she has made … we have concluded that it would be impossible for Alycia to continue to report the news as she, herself, has become the focus of so many news stories.
Her legal counsel, Paul Rosen, subsequently released a statement which challenged the station’s reasoning: The termination came at the time when she was absolutely to have no determination to her guiltiness of any wrongful conduct, and after KYW-TV has aired her categorical denial of the alleged charge that is pending against her. The termination is unfair because Alycia has never had an opportunity to defend against this charge, and tell her side of the story publicly before KYW-TV has taken this unusual and unwarranted step to terminate her employment.
On January 30, 2008, her lawyers filed a writ of summons on her behalf, a preemptive move towards a lawsuit against KYW-TV in connection with her dismissal. On February 19, 2008, lawyers for CBS, KYW-TV’s parent company, sought to move Lane’s state court writ to the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, though a provision in Lane’s contract which stated that employment disputes were to be handled in New York, where the network is headquartered.
On June 19, 2008, she filed a suit against KYW-TV and station manager Michael Colleran alleging that she was exploited and defamed. On December 12, 2013, Lane’s lawsuit against CBS was dismissed after a hearing determined that Lane purposely destroyed evidence in the case. Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Alan Tereshko found that Lane “intentionally” disposed of her laptop computer, the single most important piece of evidence in the case, and then “invented a story” which was a “wholesale fabrication” to cover her actions.[Tereshko ruled that it would be impossible for CBS to defend itself without Lane’s laptop. In March, Tereshko also dismissed Lane’s lawsuit against Mendte for the same reason.
Alycia Lane E-mail incident
On May 31, 2008, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Larry Mendte, Alycia Lane’s former co-anchor, was under investigation by the FBI for allegedly reading Lane’s private e-mail, and for feeding her private information to gossip columnists over the years including Dan Gross of the Philadelphia Daily News. On July 21, 2008, Mendte was charged with one felony count of intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization.
On August 2008 Mendte pleaded guilty and on November 2008 he was sentenced for three years against probation, and six months home confinement. She sued Larry Mendte, CBS, and the former general manager of KYW-TV over the incident. In December 2012 the suit was thrown out after it was found that Alycia Lane destroyed evidence and then lied under oath about it.
Alycia Lane Larry Mendte
A consent decree that formally ends the lawsuit that former CBS3 anchor Alycia Lane filed against the station includes a lengthy apology from former co-anchor Larry Mendte, who hacked her email and fed personal details and photos to gossip columnists. “I deeply regret my actions with respect to Alycia Lane and the harm that I caused her,” Mendte wrote in a statement included in court filings.
“I repeatedly and illegally invaded her personal email accounts, obtained personal information and fed stories to the press to make it appear as if she was carrying on inappropriate relationships with men, which was untrue and unfair. “In the end, I harmed her career and I clearly caused her undue and considerable emotional distress. I am deeply sorry about that. Alycia is an accomplished journalist. I wish her and her family the best in the future.”
In October, the court said the parties were finalizing an out-of-court settlement to conclude eight years of litigation. That settlement was reached, the terms to remain confidential, according to court documents. Lane was represented by attorney Paul R. Rosen. On Thursday, Common Pleas Court Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson issued a related order that permanently bars Mendte from making any comments about Lane on any subject in any public or private forum; releasing any information about her that he saw or obtained during his time with CBS; and releasing any documents from the court case to anyone without the court’s approval. Lane sued CBS Broadcasting, KYW-TV,