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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

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – So Larry Mendte asks why the republicans are putting up the fight. Obamacare Polls show that most Americans don`t like it. Polls also show that most Americans don`t know what it does. It is quite literally the fear of the unknown. And that`s why republicans in the house of representatives have voted to defund Obamacare again.  This will be the 29th time. But this time they have tied the defunding to the debt ceiling. In other […]

  • We needs to change and catch mass shooters before they kill

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – The Naval Yard shooting is also on Larry Mendte’s mind.  He explains why the issue is bigger than just gun laws. Another nut job unleashes the inner fury that comes from his own inefficiencies in a violent rage, killing 12 at the Washington, D.C. Naval Yard. As you know from watching my commentaries, I refuse to say this nut job`s name or show his picture. I won`t give him the recognition in death he was unable […]

  • Syria and the divide in U.S. politics

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – Days after Syria agreed to give up its chemical weapons, there’s bickering over the details of a resolution. Russia won’t support any resolution that authorizes the use of force against Syria if it doesn’t comply. But the U.S. and France want to keep the threat on the table. Larry Mendte looks at the bickering within our borders over the issue. Wow did I get an earful or I should say an eyeful from your tweets, posts, […]

  • What Americans are really searching for

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) –  Sometimes,  doing an online search may seem like magic at your fingertips.   Larry Mendte suggests a game to play that reveals the truth behind what Americans are searching for.

  • Everyday American’s role in delaying a strike on Syria

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – Secretary of State John Kerry is busy working to seek a diplomatic solution to Syria’s chemical weapon use. While the president asked congress to delay its vote on an attack Larry Mendte points out the role Americans had in it as well.

  • Can Obama convince G20 members to strike Syria?

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – Pressure is mounting on President Obama as his efforts to gain international support for military strikes against Syria wind down. The President has been working behind the scenes while attending the G20 summit in Russia to get countries to agree toaction. Larry Mendte weighs in.

  • Obama’s credibility on the line in Syrian situation

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – In what has been a mind-boggling couple of weeks filled with missteps and reversals by the Obama administration.  The White House’s response to chemical weapons used by Syrian president Bashar Assad against his own people, comes what may be the most bold reversal yet. You have heard a lot about a red line in Syria that if Assad used chemical weapons the United States would react.  Now the president is saying it wasn`t me. Which […]

  • Diana Nyad’s spirit, shows the best of us

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – A search for inspiration, leads Larry Mendte to the sea.The lesson we could all learn from Diana Nyad, the grandma who fulfilled her goal, after five tries. Through the thick fog of war, tragedy and gloom that dominates the news, only a story of the human spirit that compels individual achievement can break through. Thank god for Diana Nyad. She became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. It is […]

  • Maybe twerking would get people to care about Syria

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – We interrupt the continuous Miley Cyrus coverage for an important announcement. Man, she not only sucked all the air out of the room, but out of the world. By the way, how many of you knew what twerking was until the Miley Cyrus coverage, me neither. But ,for a moment lets stop talking about Cyrus and start talking about Syria. While some of you were lost in your twerk obsession, the United States was gearing […]

  • Internet a buzz over Ben Affleck play Batman

    NEW YORK (KPLR) – The VMA’s are keeping social media outlets busy today. Larry Mendte questions another Hollywood move that got people talking. The Internet absolutely blew up over one of the most significant happenings of our time No, not the chemical weapons in Syria, not martial law Egypt or Obamacare, small potatoes compared to the announcement that Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman Apparently a lot of people on social media also read comic books and to […]

  • Finding chemical weapons in Syria will change everything

    NEW YORK, NY (WPIX) – Something so historically significant happened this week that the world is holding its collective breath as it awaits confirmation.  Images of men, women and children dying after a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria were released this week on YouTube;  1400 are reported dead. The effects of this could be so dramatic that no one is reacting until it is confirmed that it was indeed chemical weapons and they were used by the Syrian government. […]

  • America should learn from Egypt and vote

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) –  It is astonishing how quickly the pendulum of history swings. Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for three decades until an uprising in the streets of Cairo forced him to resign. The people demanded democracy and got it. But, democracy gave them Mohammed Morsi a leader in the nefarious Muslim Brotherhood. Under his rule Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against the people of Egypt. But then Morsi started dismantling the Egyptian constitution and […]

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