Alycia Lane biography
Alycia Lane has been an anchor of CBS 3's Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 p.m. since September 2003.
An Emmy-Award winner, she is also featured on "A Woman's View," a weekly series that showcases women's issues.
In 2004, she was the first reporter to speak one-on-one with Luzaida Cuevas, the mother of Delimar Vera, the six-year-old girl who was snatched from her crib days after her birth and raised by her kidnapper. Later, during the 2004 Presidential Election, Lane obtained exclusive interviews with First Lady Laura Bush, Lynne Cheney, and Teresa Heinz Kerry.
Her Holiday Traditions special won her a local Emmy Award in 2005.
Before coming to Philadelphia, Lane had been weekend anchor and reporter for WTVJ-TV, the NBC station in Miami, Florida. She joined that station in September 2001 and covered the impact of September 11th on the region. Previously, Lane was a reporter for WSVN, the FOX affiliate in Miami where she covered the Elian Gonzalez story, and an anchor/reporter for cable news station News 12 in New York.
Lane started her career as a Washington-based reporter for KSNT-TV in Topeka, Kansas. At the time she was working on a master's degree in broadcast journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany in Spanish Language and Literature, graduating with honors. She is fluent in Spanish.
As a community volunteer, she supports the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure held each Mother's Day in Philadelphia and has worked to advocate early detection of breast cancer in the Spanish-speaking community as moderator of the first Latinas For The Cure workshop in 2004.
Lane, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. A native of Long Island, New York, she lives in Society Hill.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, Lane was arrested and charged with assaulting a female police officer in New York City. She was charged with one felony count of assault with intent to cause physical injury to an officer.
In May 2007, Lane became the center of a national media story, when reports surfaced that Lane emailed pictures of herself and friends in a bikini to the NFL Network's Rich Eisen to an account that he shared with his wife, Suzy Shuster. Shuster's email response went public. Lane, however, insisted the pictures were harmless and that she and Eisen have been platonic friends for nearly 10 years, and that they regularly exchange e-mail and photos.