Dawn Stensland-Mendte Biography
Dawn Stensland-Mendte is an American media personality, television talk show host, and news anchor. Stensland-Mendte works at WMCN in Philadelphia as an anchor and also hosts CBS Saturday Morning show. Stensland-Mendte has anchored the news at several TV stations across the country including WBBM-TV in Chicago, KYW-TV and WTXF-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Age
Dawn Stensland-Mendte was born on June 15, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is 54 years old as of 2021.
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Salary
Stensland-Mendte receives an annual salary of about $1 million U.S dollars
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Net worth
Stensland-Mendte has an estimated net worth of $ 4 million dollars.
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Family
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Dawn’s family moved quite a bit in her school years to Charlotte, North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Farmington, Minnesota, where she graduated from Farmington High School.
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Education
Stensland-Mendte is a graduate of Farmington High School. She later went to the University of Minnesota where she graduated with a B.A. in Journalism, she was also president of the school’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter.
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Husband
Stensland-Mendte is married to her husband Larry Mendte, a radio talk show host, TV news commentator and news anchor. The couple is blessed with two children, sons Michael was born in 2004, and David was born in 2006. In addition, Mendte has two adult children, Stacia and Jonathan, from a previous marriage.Larry Mendte was a co-anchor at KYW with Alycia Lane when she was fired for striking a New York City woman police officer and calling her a “dyke bitch” in December 2008.
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Journalist
Stensland-Mendte made her career debut at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1986 when she was awarded on her internship in the station awards every year. She later joined WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois in 1987 as a producer and anchor. Also at WKOW-TV in Madison, Wisconsin in 1988, where she also hosted the Sunday morning political talk show, Capitol City Sunday.
Dawn was the main anchor at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida from 1989 to 1992 before being joining WBBM, the CBS owned and operated the station in Chicago, where she covered the Chicago Flood and several championships for the Chicago Bulls. Stensland-Mendte was hired by WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994 to co-anchor the 6 & 11 o’clock newscast.
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Philadelphia
Stensland-Mendte is best known for her anchoring in Philadelphia. She co-anchored the 6 & 11 o’clock newscast with Larry Kane at KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1997 to 2000. While she was at KYW, Stensland-Mendte also co-hosted CBS Saturday Morning with Russ Mitchell. KYW didn’t renew Stensland’s contract in 2000 and she was immediately hired by WTXF-TV, the Fox owned and operated station in Philadelphia, to be the main anchor.
Dawn has also anchored on the 10 o’clock newscast until December 2009. Since 2010, she has been the TV spokesperson for Dreambaby child safety products, manufactured by the Australian Company Tee-Zed. Dawn started hosting her own talk show, A New Dawn on September 2012, on WMCN-TV, located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia.
WMCN changed the name of the show to simply “Dawn” on March 2013. She is now heard on WPHT talk radio as the news anchor of the Rich Zeoli show. Dawn can also be seen as a featured reporter and host on Jersey Matters, a public affairs show at WJLP-TV in Freehold, New Jersey.
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Scandal
Stensland-Mendte complained to the FBI that Mendte was looking at her emails. Mendte pleaded guilty to federal charges and admitted to a blossoming romance with Lane that he ended when his wife found racy emails from Lane to Mendte. In a public statement, Mendte says Lane then tried to get him fired and he looked at her emails to defend himself.
These details were reported on newscasts that Stensland-Mendte anchored. She was sentenced, that she took the stand looked at Lane and said: “there is nothing but sadness in our house.” The scandal was front page news in Philadelphia for a year and Stensland-Mendte was praised for her courage and for standing by her man.
Dawn Stensland-Mendte Congress
Dawn Stensland-Mendte made headlines in Philadelphia in 2010, when she was approached to run as a Republican in Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district. She would have run in the primary against Pat Meehan, who was the U.S. Attorney, overseeing the case against her husband. After a flurry of new reports and columns, Stensland-Mendte decided not to run.