December 17, 2007

Arresting Alycia

Philadelphia news anchor and local tabloid mainstay Alycia Lane was arrested Saturday night in Manhattan, on charges that she both slugged a female police officer and called her a "fucking dyke."

With her high-profile romances, most recently with radio DJ Chris Booker, and occasional scandals- most recently involving bikini photos she sent to NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen- Lane may be Philly's most notorious celebrity who isn't an athlete or politician. Her latest antics are likely to get her in trouble with both the police officers' union and gay/lesbian activists, two groups not known for being on the same side of many things, and are especially bad timing concerning the recent spate of police shootings in Philly.

As I've mentioned before, Alycia's station, CBS3 (KYW) shares an office building with yours truly, though I've never seen her or co-anchor Larry Mendte around the building. With a likely suspension or firing to come, I can't imagine that'll change anytime soon.

And yes, "I am a reporter, you fucking dyke!" is the Philadelphia catchphrase of the year. Either that, or "your house is a drug emporium."

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 17, 2007 04:08 PM

This morning Cataldi and co. were discussing the Alycia Lane story and Ed Rendell called in to discuss his role in the story. Whereupon they promptly began discussing the Vaughn Hebron/Ray Didinger tension on the post-game show.

Posted by: LilB at December 18, 2007 02:40 PM
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