Dawn Stensland-Mendte Biography
Dawn Stensland-Mendte is an American television talk show host and news anchor working at WMCN in Philadelphia. She was also the host of CBS Saturday Morning.
She 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 was born on June 15, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Dawn is 58 years old as of 2023.
Stensland-Mendte earns her income from her businesses and other related organizations. She also earns her income from the Awards industry after being awarded. She also earns her income in her entire work as a journalist. Stensland has an estimated net worth of $ 4 million dollars.
She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois United States. Her 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.
Stensland graduated from Farmington High School. Stensland-Mendte earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota, where she was president of the school’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter.
Dawn is married to Larry Mendte, a radio talk show host, TV news commentator and news anchor. Her husband Larry Mendte co-anchored 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.
The couples were blessed two children, both 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.
Dawn Stensland started her television career at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1986 when she was awarded on her internship in the station awards every year.
She was hired as a producer and anchor at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois in 1987 and at WKOW-TV in Madison, Wisconsin in 1988, where she also hosted the Sunday morning political talk show, Capitol City Sunday.
From 1989 to 1992 she was the main anchor at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida before being hired by WBBM, the CBS owned and operated the station in Chicago, where she covered the Chicago Flood and several championships for the Chicago Bulls.
In 1994, Stensland-Mendte was hired by WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio to co-anchor the 6 & 11 o’clock newscast.
Dawn -Mendte is best known for her anchoring in Philadelphia. From 1997 to 2000, she co-anchored the 6 & 11 o’clock newscast with Larry Kane at KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
While she was at KYW, Stensland-Mendte also co-hosted CBS Saturday Morning with Russ Mitchell. In 2000 KYW didn’t renew Stensland’s contract and she was immediately hired by WTXF-TV, the Fox owned and operated station in Philadelphia, to be the main anchor.
She 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. On September 2012, She started hosting her own talk show, A New Dawn, on WMCN-TV, located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia.
On March 2013, WMCN changed the name of the show to simply “Dawn.” Dawn Stensland-Mendte is now heard on WPHT talk radio as the news anchor of the Rich Zeoli show. She 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 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.
In 2010, Dawn Stensland-Mendte made headlines in Philadelphia 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.