Los Angeles TV anchor Alycia Lane has paid $895,000 for a three-bedroom, 1,705-square-foot house in the Hollywood Hills.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Lane's purchase, which was recorded on Feb. 26.
Built in 1957, Lane's new ranch-style house has two baths, two fireplaces, a family room, a two-car garage and canyon views, according to public records and listing information. The house sits on a 0.18-acre (7,638-square-foot) lot, according to public records.
The house had been listed for $999,000.
Lane, who joined KNBC-TV in L.A. in August, is no stranger to controversy -- most of it while she was a news anchor at KYW-TV in Philadelphia. In 2007, she e-mailed pictures of herself in a bikini to the NFL Network's (married) broadcaster Rich Eisen. She also was busted in late 2007 for verbally and physically assaulting a New York City police officer. Although the charges later were dropped, she was pushed out of KYW in January 2008.
However, these stories pale in comparison to the sordid behavior against her by her former colleague, former Philadelphia TV news anchor Larry Mendte, who illegally hacked into Lane's e-mail account and read more than 500 e-mails, including confidential ones from Lane's attorneys. Mendte allegedly leaked information from those e-mails to newspaper gossip columnists. As if all that weren't bad enough, Mendte also acknowledged having had an "improper" relationship with Lane while married to Philadelphia TV anchor Dawn Stensland. Mendte wound up pleading guilty and serving a year of house arrest. Amazingly, he's still married to Stensland.
Lane previously had sold her condo in Philadelphia's Center City East area in September 2009 for $900,000.