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.
Authorities have arrested a Paterson police officer after they say he left the scene of an accident that killed a pedestrian.
The incident happened on May 27 and was part of a trio of shootings in the same general area in just a three-hour span, and investigators are still trying to determine if they are related.
A Middletown domestic dispute in which a 39-year-old man allegedly beat his wife and then held his 13-month-old hostage ended with the suspect being fatally shot by police.
16 houses were spray-painted with explicit symbols that homeowners spent hours trying to remove. Once done, the damage is still there.
Toni Yates reports from Seaside Park, where beachgoers took advantage of a beautiful day!