Larry Kane Biography
Larry Kane is an American journalist, news anchor. He spent 36 years as a news anchor in Philadelphia and he is the only person to have anchored at all three Philadelphia owned and operated by television stations. Early in his career, he was the only broadcast journalist to travel to every stop on the Beatles’ in 1964 and 1965 American tours. He has authored three books about the Beatles, as well as a memoir and a novel. Now semi-retired, he is a special contributor for KYW News Radio.
Larry Kane Age
Larry Kane was born on October 21, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York United States. Larry Kane is 76 years old as of 2018.
Larry Kane Net worth
Larry Kane earns his income from his businesses and other related organizations. He also earns his income from after being awarded from the Awards industry. He has an estimated net worth of $ 1million dollars.
Larry Kane Family
Larry Kane was born in Brooklyn, New York United States to Jewish parents Lawrence Kanowitz. His parents changed the name years before his broadcasting career. Kane’s father was an electrical contractor.
His mother, Mildred Kane, fought multiple sclerosis for 14 years before her death at age 40. His work with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society began because of his mother’s involvement with the disease.
Larry Kane Wife
Larry Kane married Donna Louise Kane from 1961 to 2016 and from there they divorced. He resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife, Donna Kane. He proposed his wife on Valentine’s Day in 1970 (the same day Channel 6 offered him the anchor position) and they were married a few months later on May 24 of that year.
Larry Kane Journalist
Larry Kane began his career in broadcast journalism in Miami, Florida at 16, first he first anchored in WQAM and later to WAME and WFUN. While working at WAME, he became the first U.S. news correspondent to break the story of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961. He is the only broadcast journalist to travel to every stop on the Beatles’ 1964 and 1965 tours, Kane authored Ticket to Ride in 2003.
He authored Lennon Revealed, a New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller in 2005. He is considered one of the premiere American experts on the life of John Lennon. On July 30, 2013, Kane’s internationally distributed book, When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top was released.
He was also one of the contributors to Yoko Ono’s 2005 book Memories of John Lennon, in which he recalled how Lennon cohosted the Philadelphia “Helping Hand Marathon” fundraiser in 1975 and gave a weather forecast on Kane’s television newscast.
In 1965, he came to Philadelphia as an anchor for WFIL Radio and as the main anchor for its sister station WFIL-TV, Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate. He was the later the primary anchor for the (then new) Action News format. WFIL-TV would change its call letters to WPVI-TV in 1971 after Capital Cities Communications purchased the station from Triangle Publications.
He is credited with coining the phrase “The Big Story” at the top of Action News, something WPVI uses to this day. Kane would leave WPVI in 1977, in order to take daily limousine trips to New York City and join WABC-TV. He has also anchored on New York’s WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News for one year from 1977 to 1978; during that time, he was the lead anchor the night after the infamous New York City blackout of 1977 and also anchored news updates for ABC News.
He returned to Philadelphia in late 1978 and joined WCAU-TV, then a CBS-owned station, as the primary anchor of Channel 10 News at 6 P.M. and 11 P.M. In 1993 he moved to KYW-TV, an NBC affiliate which became the new CBS station in Philadelphia in 1995. He also hosted a short-time weekly program produced by KYW-TV called The Bulletin with Larry Kane (not to be confused with the defunct Philadelphia Evening Bulletin newspaper).
He anchored the 6 P.M. and 11 P.M. newscasts at KYW until December 23, 2002. He covered local Philadelphia politics through hosting several public affairs programs. Kane was an anchor at WCAU when sources considered reliable tipped erroneously that Philadelphia mayor William J. Green was subject of a federal investigation for improprieties. The story was later retracted, and Green sued CBS.
In 1994, the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia inducted Kane into their Hall of Fame. On November 22, 2002, The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia presented him with their “Person of the Year” award, their highest honor. Until its 2017 shutdown, he hosted Larry Kane: Voice of Reason, a weekly news analysis program on the Comcast Network. Kane continues to do special reports for KYW, an all-news AM radio station in Philadelphia.
Larry Kane Author
Larry Kane is a veteran of 23 political conventions since 1964, Kane published in 2000 his first book Larry Kane’s Philadelphia, a regional bestseller. In 2011, he released his first novel, Death By Deadline, a cautionary mystery about the dangers of bad information, and the risks of out-of-control local TV news operations.
Larry Kane Books
- When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top 2013
- John Lennon 2013
- Death by Deadline 2011
- Lennon Revealed 2005
- Ticket to Ride (book) 2003
- Larry Kane’s Philadelphia 2000
- Naked Prey 1991
Larry Kane Charity work
Larry Kane is recognized as a leading proponent of the rights of the disabled, Kane is campaign chairman of the Delaware Valley Multiple Sclerosis Society. For 35 years Kane has broadcast weekly features on radio and TV in connection with the National Adoption Center to find homes for waiting for children. He is also involved in many other non-profit endeavors.