We're in the midst of week two for the "MIA DeMentri" over at channel 10. DeMentri was due to return to his air shift Monday July 14th after a planned vacation the week prior. The 5 p.m. show came and went and "no DeMentri" ... same for the 10 p.m. "my phl 17 news at ten" that he co-anchors with Denise Nakano.
So, what gives? Has he been fired or suspended? There are alot of tight lips inside the newsroom and "no one really knows" is the word. His bio remains on the NBC10.com website. However, no mention has been made on any of the 10 p.m. shows as to his whereabouts. Denise Nakano anchors solo.
DeMentri was accused in early July of keying co-worker/morning anchor Lori Delgado's car. Lower Merion police investigated and issued a statement that it was "a non-issue".
Word is that DeMentri isn't easy to work with and often-times his ego gets in his way. He was suspended in '06 for a week following an altercation with Glenn Schwartz. While a reporter in the Big Apple, Mendte was arrested for impersonating a federal officer while gaining access to the World Trade center site in September 2001. That charge was later dropped.