Larry Kane

(KYW's Larry Kane)

(KYW’s Larry Kane)

Larry Kane, well known as the dean of Philadelphia television news anchors, is a special contributor for KYW Newsradio 1060.

Kane has been one of the nation’s most respected TV journalists for more than 50 years.   He is best known for the success of “Action News” at WPVI in Philadelphia, where he helped propel the station to first place in the news ratings in 1971.

His success brought him to New York, then, after 18 months, back to Philadelphia, where he completed a unique trifecta — becoming the only newsperson ever to anchor at all three of Philadelphia’s top network TV stations.

His assignments have included the Middle East peace talks; the return of the American hostages from Iran; the devastating earthquake in Naples, Italy; the 1987 summit between Reagan and Gorbachev; and an in-depth interview in Poland with Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

In 1985 he and his colleagues at WCAU-TV were honored with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for their coverage of the confrontation between Philadelphia Police and the radical group MOVE .

Kane has interviewed a virtual who’s who of newsmakers, including every US president from Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush.  In 1965 and 1966, Kane conducted groundbreaking radio interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This Emmy award-winning newsman was honored by the Mid-Atlantic Emmy organization with their Governor’s Award in 2005, recognizing lifetime achievement.

The veteran of 21 political conventions since 1964, Kane is perhaps most well known for his insights into American politics and government.  His stories were featured in 2000 in his first book, Larry Kane’s Philadelphia (Temple Press, foreword by Dan Rather), a regional best seller.  He is also the host of the “Voice of Reason” program on the Comcast Network (9:30pm Sundays).

Kane is also considered one of the premiere American experts on the life of John Lennon.  As the only broadcast journalist to travel to every stop on the Beatles’ 1964 and 1965 tours, Kane authored Ticket to Ride in 2003 (Running Press, Penguin Paperback, foreword by Dick Clark) and Lennon Revealed (Running Press), a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller in 2005.

Recently, 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.

His books have been printed in nine languages around the world, and he is under contract to write a book on the Beatles’ amazing race to greatness from 1957 through 1964.

Recognized as a leading proponent of the rights of the disabled, Kane is campaign chairman of the Delaware Valley Multiple Sclerosis Society.  He also hosts the weekly “Wednesday’s Child” feature on KYW Newsradio 1060 for the National Adoption Center, helping them to find homes for waiting children.

Along with many nonprofit endeavors, Kane serves on the board of the Jewish Exponent and Inside Magazine.  He resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife, Donna.   They have two grown children, Michael and Alexandra, and three grandchildren.

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Wednesday’s Child: Matt

Matt is a 15-year-old who loves video games.

05/24/2017

Wednesday’s Child: Nathen and Richie

Nathen and Richie are brothers. And they do everything together.

05/03/2017

Wednesday’s Child: Adora

She wants to turn her interest in art and fashion into a career some day. And she’d like to share her creative skills with a forever family.

12/14/2016

Wednesday’s Child: Tahkem

Tahkem is a self-starter. This 18-year-old just graduated from high school, wants to go to college to be a sports broadcaster.

12/07/2016

Wednesday’s Child: Julian

Julian is a quiet 16-year-old who comes alive on stage.

11/09/2016

Wednesday’s Child: Shantell

Sixteen-year-old Shantell loves reading, camping and playing games on her cell phone.

11/03/2016

Wednesday’s Child: LeBron

Nine-year-old LeBron is a daredevil.

10/19/2016

Wednesday’s Child: Symar

Symar is a 16-year-old who loves performing.

10/12/2016

Will Voters Turn Out For Tuesday Primaries?

Trump and Clinton seem ready for victory but the enemy of the political establishment is creeping into the picture.

04/25/2016

Wednesday’s Child: Yanerie

Fourteen-year-old Yanerie loves performing and says she wants to go to Juliard one day.

02/24/2016

Wednesday’s Child: Gianna

Gianna may be 13, but she is very serious about her dreams for her career.

01/13/2016

Wednesday’s Child: Neilek

Ten-year-old Neilek is into sports, especially football.

01/06/2016

Wednesday’s Child: Terell

Even at 20 years old, Terrel hasn’t given up home of finding a permanent family.

12/23/2015

Poll: 50 Percent Would Be Embarrassed By Trump As President

While Hillary Clinton has high marks on experience, she and Donald Trump share similar marks on dishonesty.

12/22/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Akeisha

Ten-year-old Akeisha loves fashion, especially when it means giving someone a makeover.

12/09/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Loretta

Eighteen-year-old Loretta says she hasn’t given up hope of finding a forever family.

12/02/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Ecila

By Larry Kane Produced by Timothy McLaughlin PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ecila is 16. She loves to express herself, where it’s through photography or poetry: “I write about my experience in foster care. And the difficult […]

10/28/2015

Democrats To Take The Debate Stage In Las Vegas

If there was ever a time in her long public life that Hillary Clinton needed a win, Tuesday’s debate is it.

10/13/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Muhammad

By Larry Kane Produced by Timothy McLaughlin PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thirteen-year-old Muhammad loves watching basketball — and wants to go pro some day. “(I want to) either play sports,” he says, “or (be an) engineer.” […]

09/23/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Talibah and Baby Gabriella

Talibah says she is not just looking for a forever family for herself.

08/19/2015

Trump Criticism Easy To Find From GOP Candidates, But Christie, Cruz Much Quieter

Two of the GOP candidates, Ted Cruz and Chris Christie, have taken a less aggressive approach to Trump.

08/18/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Michael

13-year-old Michael says he appreciates hard work in the face of adversity.

08/12/2015

New CBS Poll Shows Big Support For Frontrunners, And Big Challenges Ahead

With 24%, Donald Trump leads the Republican field, but 27% of Republicans are not satisfied with him as a candidate. He has the largest negative number.

08/05/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Jordan

15-year-old Jordan loves competition and he’s serious about his education.

08/05/2015

Focus On Donald Trump May Be Hurting Other Candidate’s Chances

In the latest poll released by Monmouth University Donald Trump leads Jeb Bush two to one and Kasich has soared to seven percent of the New Hampshire vote compared to Chris Christie’s four percent.

07/29/2015

Campaign Committees Watching ‘Must Win’ Senate Race Closely

It’s all about the Senate race against incumbent Republican Pat Toomey, which the Democrats consider a must win to regain a Senate majority.

07/15/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Natalie and David

Eleven-year-old David is a sports fanatic. Nine-year-old Natalie is a dancer. Together they are looking for a forever family.

07/01/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Capri

Capri is a budding artist and wants to become an ultrasound technician.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/24/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Jade

This resilient 13-year-old likes arithmetic. “You gotta know how to count your money!” she notes, wisely.

06/17/2015

Wednesday’s Child: Jesenia

Jesenia loves music and dreams of being a singing star, but says she’d like to work as a child advocate.

06/10/2015

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