Who is Vince DeMentri?
Vince DeMentri was an anchorman and reporter for the NBC owned-and-operated television station WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There he was the anchor of NBC 10 News at 4 and the weekday edition of MyPHL News at Ten Powered by NBC 10. He is married to Pat James DeMentri, a morning show hostess for QVC, and has one daughter. DeMentri appeared in the 1998 film U.S. Marshals as a reporter.
DeMentri graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in broadcast journalism. He began his career as a sportscaster for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia and worked for WOI-TV as a weekend anchor in 1989. He was later an investigative reporter for WDIV-TV in Detroit, Michigan and WPRI-TV in Providence, Rhode Island. DeMentri worked for WCBS-TV from 1993 to 2002. He joined WCAU in 2003. DeMentri has won several awards, including seven Emmys for investigative reporting and a National Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
On September 13, 2001, while covering the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, DeMentri was arrested for impersonating an agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in order to pass a police barricade while dressed in an ATF hat and jacket. The charge was later reduced to trespassing and later dismissed.
In July 2006, NBC10 suspended DeMentri, presumably for an incident between him and Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz. Schwartz had implored viewers not to act like Dementri in the wake of early July’s flooding: Dementri had waded into dangerously deep flood waters. According to witnesses, Dementri, apparently upset about the incident, arrived back at the station where he confronted Schwartz and an altercation occurred, necessitating intervention from Doug Kammerer.
Dementri was fired from NBC10 in August 2008 for alledgedly vandalizing a co-worker’s vehicle and stealing possessions from morning anchor Lori Delgado.