Mendte Lands Commentator Job with New York’s WPIX

By Andrew Gauthier 

Philadelphia Daily News

Larry Mendte, the former CBS3 anchor with a history in this town, is about to land himself an on-air job in the Big Apple as a TV commentator.

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. More…