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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
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Reopening New Jersey: Class of 2020 honored with in-person outdoor graduations in Paterson
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The district has already redirected money from after school programs to purchase 7,000 laptops for students, but officials say they still need 15,000 more.
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.
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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
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Exclusive: Bus driver abandons bus full of children in New Jersey
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