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Toni Yates was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where she graduated from Bishop Kenny High School. She is a proud Seminole, having graduated from Florida State University with a major in Communications.

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.

Toni's Stories
Coronavirus Update: Good Samaritan helps New Jersey neighbors with grocery runs amid coronavirus
Abraham Dickerson has stepped up in this COVID-19 crisis. He goes from one grocery store to another, not for himself, but for others. Others who should not be out.
Decaying housing complex in Newark transformed into affordable housing
The buildings have been part of Newark's landscape for several decades, but had fallen into disrepair blamed on mismanagement and poor ownership.
World War II vet receives medals 70 years after service in New Jersey
Congressman Josh Gottheimer delivered the medals to 92-year-old Thomas Simpson Monday morning at the Sunrise of Old Tappan assisted living facility.
Students inspired to be kind in honor of young classmate who had cancer
Those who never met Olivia Lipnicky may one day be gifted with the goodness that she left as a legacy with her classmates - and of course, her little brother, Jack.
Exclusive: Bus driver abandons bus full of children in New Jersey
Police say the bus driver stopped dropping students off and instead drove to her home in another city, parked the bus and got out.
Dozens of animals, drugs uncovered at alleged New Jersey cockfighting ring
Police uncovered dozens of animals and drugs at an alleged cockfighting ring in Paterson on Wednesday morning.
86-year-old woman assaulted at New Jersey nursing home, son says
The patient's son, Benny Gomez, says his mom was assaulted and posted a picture of his bruised and injured mother on social media, which has been shared nearly 9,000 times.
Dog stolen from outside Brooklyn bodega reunited with owner
A dog who was caught on video being yanked and stolen from outside a bodega in Brooklyn has been reunited with his owner.
Thieves wanted for stealing packages, attacking Brooklyn building worker
The 32-year-old employee of the building noticed three men inside the building's lobby cutting open mailed packages and removing the contents.
New Jersey community warned to be vigilant after coyote snatches and kills dog
A 96-year-old woman is mourning the loss of her pet after she says the coyote snatched her small dog from their backyard on Tuesday night and later killed it.