NBC-Los Angeles Hires Homophobic Anchor Alycia Lane

You may recall former Philadelphia newscaster Alycia Lane, who was shitcanned by CBS after she got into a 2007 traffic altercation with a female NYPD officer, calling her a “fucking dyke bitch” and punching her in the face. The most serious charges against Lane were later dropped, drawing the ire of NYC’s gay cops association. Lane has just been hired at NBC’s owned and operated station in Los Angeles.

Lane, who had spent five years as the principal weeknight anchor for the 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts at CBS-owned-and-operated KYW [in Philadelphia] before she was let go in early 2008, will start helming KNBC’s weekend evening broadcasts Aug. 29. She replaces Kim Baldonado, who in July was promoted to anchor the station’s daily “Midday Report” and the weekly “News Extra” investigative reporting series. KNBC’s initial news release about Lane’s hiring touted her résumé and accomplishments, including two Emmys for local reporting, boosting ratings in Philadelphia and a stint as a weekend anchor and reporter for WTVJ, the NBC station in Miami. It contained no mention of the events that undercut her standing at KYW.

Just so you know her story, Los Angeles.

(Tipped by Autumn Sandeen)