Larry Mendte


Larry Mendte (born January 16, 1957) is an American commentator and American news anchor working at WPIX in New York City. Mendte was the first male host of the American syndicated television show Access Hollywood. His nightly commentaries are aired at TV stations across the country.

Until mid-2008, Mendte was the lead anchor of the 6pm and 11pm newscasts for KYW-TV (Channel 3), the CBS O&O in Philadelphia. After nearly two decades in last place, Mendte led the station to compete with first place WPVI-TV (Channel 6). He left WCAU-TV (Channel 10), where he had anchored the 4, 6 and 11 pm newscasts.

In February 2010 Mendte returned to television with a nightly commentary on current events, originating from Tribune Broadcasting's WPIX in New York. The position was made available with the assistance of Bill Carey, a WPIX executive and friend of Mendte's. This segment is also seen on WPHL-TV's 10pm newscast (which is produced by NBC's WCAU, a former employer of Mendte), WGN-TV in Chicago and several other Tribune and Local TV-owned stations across the country.[3]

In June 2010 Mendte aired the first of several commentaries urging Congress to pass the 9/11 First Responders Health and Compensation Bill. Six months later when the bill was passed, Mendte was given an award by the 9/11 First Responders for his efforts.

Recent Articles

  • Republicans and Obamacare funding

    Posted on: 4:25 pm, September 24, 2013, by , updated on: 03:36pm, September 24, 2013

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – So Larry Mendte asks why the republicans are putting up the fight. Obamacare Polls show that...
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  • We needs to change and catch mass shooters before they kill

    Posted on: 4:25 pm, September 18, 2013, by , updated on: 02:39pm, September 18, 2013

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – The Naval Yard shooting is also on Larry Mendte’s mind.  He explains why the issue is...
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  • Syria and the divide in U.S. politics

    Posted on: 4:09 pm, September 17, 2013, by , updated on: 02:42pm, September 17, 2013

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – Days after Syria agreed to give up its chemical weapons, there’s bickering over the details of...
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  • What Americans are really searching for

    Posted on: 5:44 pm, September 13, 2013, by

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) -  Sometimes,  doing an online search may seem like magic at your fingertips.   Larry Mendte suggests...
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  • Everyday American’s role in delaying a strike on Syria

    Posted on: 5:33 pm, September 12, 2013, by

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – Secretary of State John Kerry is busy working to seek a diplomatic solution to Syria’s...
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  • Can Obama convince G20 members to strike Syria?

    Posted on: 4:44 pm, September 6, 2013, by

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – Pressure is mounting on President Obama as his efforts to gain international support for military...
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  • Obama’s credibility on the line in Syrian situation

    Posted on: 4:38 pm, September 5, 2013, by

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – In what has been a mind-boggling couple of weeks filled with missteps and reversals by...
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  • Diana Nyad’s spirit, shows the best of us

    Posted on: 3:38 pm, September 4, 2013, by , updated on: 02:55pm, September 4, 2013

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – A search for inspiration, leads Larry Mendte to the sea.The lesson we could all learn from...
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  • Maybe twerking would get people to care about Syria

    Posted on: 5:18 pm, August 30, 2013, by , updated on: 05:22pm, August 30, 2013

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – We interrupt the continuous Miley Cyrus coverage for an important announcement. Man, she not only...
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  • Internet a buzz over Ben Affleck play Batman

    Posted on: 5:20 pm, August 26, 2013, by , updated on: 04:05pm, August 26, 2013

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – The VMA’s are keeping social media outlets busy today. Larry Mendte questions another Hollywood move that...
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  • Finding chemical weapons in Syria will change everything

    Posted on: 4:59 pm, August 23, 2013, by

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – Something so historically significant happened this week that the world is holding its collective breath...
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  • America should learn from Egypt and vote

    Posted on: 4:46 pm, August 22, 2013, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) -  It is astonishing how quickly the pendulum of history swings. Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for...
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