LARRY BLUNT joined WLOS in 2005 as Anchor of News 13 at 6pm and 11pm, Monday through Friday. His popular Person of the Week features inspirational people who make a difference in the community. He has exposed loopholes in state regulations to protect homeowners and spurred efforts to improve quality of life in the community for the less fortunate. Of the hundreds of people and events he’s covered over the years, Larry’s all-time favorite is an easy pick. Conversation with My Son’ is a candid, heartfelt interview with Army Capt. Nicholas Blunt who was home briefly on leave from the war before returning to Iraq. “Even though the story aired years ago I still have people coming up to me and asking how Nick is doing! That story connected with a lot of people. This is a very caring community.”
Over the past 25 years, Larry has worked as an Anchor/Reporter in Denver, Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Greenville, SC. He has covered everything from the Oklahoma City Bombing and Columbine High School Massacre, to a cat named “Psycho” that would not come down from a tree for four days and a man who spent 50 years earning a living by pretending to be a Cherokee Chief on a reservation. Larry’s investigative reporting has helped viewers recover thousands of dollars from scams, exposed misuse of taxpayers’ money, and led to confrontations with a reputed Mafia Boss in Kansas City and the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles.
Larry’s work has been recognized with dozens of state, regional and national awards including EMMYs, National Headliner, Society of Professional Journalists and Associated Press. He is a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Friends of the Smokies. Larry and his wife Jan have four (grown) children. Hes a graduate of Purdue Univ. at Fort Wayne, a U.S. Navy veteran and a tribally, federally recognized member of the Cherokee Nation.Larry’s also a native “Okie from Muskogee”!