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Larry Mendte

Philadelphia, United States



Date Certified: Aug 10, 2013

I am a 30 plus year career year as a news anchor and reporter in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Diego. I currently writing and producing commentaries for Tribune Broadcasting.  I was also the first Host of Access Hollywood.

I achieved my HootSuite certificate as a graduate student in Interactive Media at Qunnipiac University so that I can consulte television stations on how to use Social Media and inteact with their current and potential viewers.

Some of my achievements: I wrote and directed "Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope," a documentary that won the national Sigma Delta Chi Award, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, 11 Film Festivals, 12 Emmys and is on permanent exhibit at the Paley Center. The documentary led to an annual telethon that has raised over 15 million dollars for pediatric cancer research.

A series of reports I produced and delivered in Chicago were eesponsible for changing two state laws in Illinois. A series of commentaries I produced and delivered in New York on 9/11 First Responders helped pass the Zadroga 9/11 First Responders health and compensation bill.  And a series of reports I produced and delivered in Philadelphia helped to relight the city's eternal flame in honor of the nation's war dead.

In all I have over 80 Emmys and several other National and Local awards.