Alycia Lane Biography

Alycia Lane an American Television Journalist was born on May 10, 1972. She is a native of Lake Grove, New York. Her mother is of Puerto Rican descent and her father is of Welsh descent. Alycia speaks fluent Spanish and she is a member of the National Association of Hispanic. She received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany in Spanish Language and Literacy. She has a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Lane’s television career began while she was working on her Master’s at Northwestern. She served as a Washington D.C. based reporter for KSNT-TV in Topeka, Kansas. She returned to her own native country New York after completing her studies. There she joined Cablevision owned News 12 the Bronx and began to serve as an anchor and reporter. Among all the stories, she covered the 1999 shooting of African  immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was shot to death by four New York City police officers.

Lane was hired as a reporter for Fox affiliate WSVN and she moved to Miami in 2000. Lane had also been weekend anchor and reporter for WTVJ-TV, the NBC station in Miami, Florida where she joined in September 2001. There, she covered the impact of September 11th on the region. She was the first reporter to speak one-on-one with Luzaida Cuevas. She is the mother of Delimar Vera who was snatched from her crib days after her birth and she was raised by her kidnapper. Lane obtained exclusive interviews during the 2004 Presidential Election with First Lady Laura Bush, Lynne Cheney, and Teresa Heinz Kerry.

Lane was awarded a local Emmy Award for co-hosting the annual “Holiday Traditions” special in 2005. Lane became the center of a national media story when the reports surfaced that she emailed pictures of herself and friends in bikinis to the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen in May 2007. He shared with his wife Suzy Shuster and her email response became public. Lane insisted that the pictures she send was harmless and she also said that Eisen and she have been “purely platonic” friends for almost 10 years. She is married to Dino Calandriello.

She also stated that they regularly exchange emails and photos. In 2010, CBS released emails between Lane and Eisen that showed something more than a friendly relationship. In the early morning hour of December 16, 2007, Lane was arrested in New York City for assaulting a female police officer physically and verbally as well as making homophobic comments. She was charged with one felony count of assault on a police officer.

A New York judge dropped the felony assault charges against her and reduced Lane’s charges to misdemeanours and closed the criminal case on February 25, 2008. KYW-TV announced on January 7, 2008 that Lane has been released from her contract. Lane filed suit against KYW-TV and station manager Michael Colleran alleging that she was exploited and defamed on June 19, 2008.An Emmy Award winner Lane is also featured on “A Woman’s View” which is a weekly series that showcases women’s issues.