About the Author
Larry Kane – Dean of Philadelphia Anchors. Author - Host “Voice of Reason” – Consultant Comcast Corp.– Special Contributor KYW Newsradio, Larry Kane, known as the dean of Philadelphia television news anchors, has been one of the nation’s most respected TV journalists for more than 43 years, and has recently marked his 51st anniversary in broadcasting. Kane, is current host of the Voice of Reason program on The Comcast Network (9:30 P.M Sunday nights in Pa., NJ. Maryland, DC and Virginia,) Kane is also a special contributor for CBS’s KYW Newsradio, and is a consultant for Comcast Sports Group and the Comcast Program Group, now a part of NBC/Universal. This veteran of 21 political conventions since 1964 (including the historic 2008 conventions) is perhaps most well known for his insight on American politics and government. Those stories were featured in 2000 in his first book "Larry Kane's Philadelphia (Temple Press, Foreword by Dan Rather), a regional best seller. As the only broadcast journalist to travel to every stop on the Beatle's 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. His books have been printed in nine languages around the world. The Emmy Award-winning newsman was honored by the Mid-Atlantic Emmy organization with their Governor's Award in 2005, recognizing Lifetime Achievement, In the annals of broadcast history, Kane is best known for the success of Action News at WPVI in Philadelphia, where, he helped propel the station in one year, from 1970 to 1971, to first place in the news ratings. The Action News format changed the face of contemporary broadcasting in the early 1970's, placing the emphasis on local news connected to extraordinary community involvement by stations across the country. His success brought him to New York and ABC News and WABC TV. After 18 months, he returned to Philadelphia and completed his unique trifecta, working for the NBC and CBS stations. Kane is the only news anchor to anchor a total of 38 years at all three Philadelphia owned and operated TV stations.