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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
Classmates honor slain teenager at high school graduation in Paterson
Students at a high school in Paterson, New Jersey graduated Tuesday without one of their classmates, who was shot and killed five months ago after getting caught in a gang crossfire.
Passaic high school students hang Pride banners after rule kept them from flying flag
Students at a school in New Jersey wanted to celebrate Pride month, but when a rule wouldn't let them fly the flag on their flagpole, they found a way around that.
Mayor Adams declares state of emergency in NYC over baby formula shortage
New York City is under a state of emergency as the formula shortage in the nation has parents struggling to find ways to feed their babies.
Why a New Jersey teacher has kept an empty chair in his classroom for 52 years
It only takes five minutes to hear how loved and respected Mr. Gill is at Glenfield Middle School in Montclair.
Therapy dog returns to NJ hospital after 2-year COVID-19 pandemic hiatus
A 6-year-old therapy dog has made his grand return to Holy Name Medical Center in New Jersey as the hospital restarts its pet therapy program after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
17-year-old charged with murder in shooting outside Bronx school that 16-year-old girl
A 17-year-old arrested for the shooting death of a girl in the Bronx has been charged with murder.
Man sentenced in triple murder of college student and two children in Newark, New Jersey
The defendant went on a killing spree because of a comment on Facebook and shot the woman.
Flu cases rising with COVID too, health officials in NJ say
If you come down with symptoms of the flu or COVID, doctors say get tested.
Paterson community kitchen resumes sit-down services after 2-year hiatus due to COVID
COVID-19 may have closed Eva's Village in Paterson for two years, but it did not stop volunteers from making 365 meals a day that included breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
NJ school warns parents of potentially dangerous 'Assassins' game
The Bridgewater-Raritan High School has been made aware that some seniors have been participating in a game called "Assassins."