Toni started her career in Savannah, Georgia, first as a reporter at WTOC, then with WSAV as weekend co-anchor. She has twice returned to her hometown where she was a reporter for WTLV, and during a second stint reporter weekend co-anchor for WJXT.
She also held two jobs in Norfolk Virginia, delivering morning news while working a second job as Communications Director for the March Of Dimes.
Toni moved farther up the east coast, landing a General Assignment reporter job at WGAL in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She came to WABC after spending several years at WB 17 in Philadelphia, where she was promoted from weekend anchor-medical reporter to weekday anchor.
Toni has three children, Austyn, Alexis, and Gabriel. She lives in New Jersey, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Through most of her career, Toni has been involved with the Girl Scouts.
Friendship have proven itself stronger than a mega storm or bullets in one New Jersey town after two dogs beat the odds and survived last month's blizzard by sticking together.
Eyewitness News spent an afternoon driving though Garfield, Lodi and Hackensack, taking a tour of all the 'Don't park in my shoveled out spot' savers that people are using.
The kids from Bernards Township are loving a hill behind St. James' Catholic Church, and Toni Yates joined the fun
A fourth man has been charged in the 2009 beating death of a New Jersey middle school teacher who authorities say was killed when robbers mistakenly targeted her apartment. A fourth man has been charged in the 2009 beating death of a New Jersey middle school teacher who authorities say was killed when robbers mistakenly targeted her apartment.
A New Jersey high school athlete is alive because school staff had the tools to save him, something they didn't have six years ago when another student died at the school.