Toni Yates  | ABC7 WABC News Team
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
Exclusive: Video shows thieves steal safe, high-end cars from New Jersey dealership
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Kean University kicks off 10 in-person commencement ceremonies for graduates
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Paterson to create fitness zone to promote fitness amid pandemic
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'Mother of the Year' breakfast honors 2 who survived COVID, continue to serve others
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ABC7 Unite: High school student empowering girls to learn computer science
An ambitious high school student in New Jersey has made it her mission to share her love of coding and computer science with girls in middle school to help bridge the gender gap.
Search on for porch pirate who stole man's cancer medication
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Son vows to carry on dad's legacy after tragic death in New Jersey
A taxi driver's family is in mourning after he was tragically killed in an instant by a stray bullet in New Jersey.
Champion swimmer rescues boy, gets support from GoFundMe for mom battling MS
A champion swimmer from New Jersey is being heralded for rescuing a boy, but she's a hero every day to her mom battling multiple sclerosis.
Paterson to step up police patrols, target high crime areas
A city in New Jersey is introducing a new plan to beef up patrols and fight crime heading into the summer.