Larry Kane, known as the dean of Philadelphia television news anchors, will mark 55 years in Philadelphia broadcasting in September 2021. He’s been in broadcasting since the age of 15 in Miami radio in 1957. After his anchoring career ended, Kane hosted the Voice of Reason program on The Comcast Network through 2014. Kane is currently a special contributor for Audacy’s (formerly CBS) KYW News radio, and was a consultant for NBC Sports Group, including NBC’S regional sports networks and the Golf Channel, where he worked developing broadcaster’s careers and advising management. . Larry has also worked with The Comcast Corporation in a management advisory role, mentoring and advising managers and executive at different levels. In a “different role” Kane has a major part in Ron Howard’s film “Eight Days A Week”, The Touring Years., produced by White Horse pictures. He was featured as an honored guest September 15, 2016 in London at the film’s premier alongside Howard, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Larry owns the largest collection of personal interviews of the Beatles in the world. He is currently helping behind the scenes with New Zealand ‘s famous director Peter Jackson on a new Beatles film titled “Get Back”.
This veteran of 23 political conventions since 1968 (including the historic. 1968, 2008 and 2012 and 2016 conventions) Kane is perhaps most well known for his insight on American politics and government. He has travelled on several national campaigns: Joe Biden in 1987, Michael Dukakis in 1988, and three New Hampshire primaries. Inside political stories were featured in 2000 in his first book “Larry Kane’s Philadelphia’ (Temple Press, Foreword by Dan Rather and cover blurb by Governor Tom Ridge)), 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. 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. The Publisher is Dynamic Images Inc. Kane’s book, “When They Were Boys, the True Story of the Rise of the Beatles” was released in 2014. Ticket To Ride, his first book on his travels with the Beatles became an e-book on all platforms several years ago. Ironically, in 1968, it was the Beatles who brought him to London, where, quite by accident, he witnessed the arrest of James Earl Ray, in a London airport. Ray would later be convicted for the killing of Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. That was part of a month long journey to Paris to cover the student riots, to Berlin to cover the Russian stranglehold in the Berlin Blockade, and back to London for the arraignment of the accused King assassin. Back in Philadelphia he covered the dramatic rise of Frank Rizzo as Mayor, and the ascent of Wilson Goode as the first African-American Mayor. Statewide he was the first reporter to interview Governor Bob Casey after his life saving heart and liver transplants.