Toni Yates Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Oct, 2017
Facts of Toni Yates
Date of Birth: 1963
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Toni Yates
Birth Name Toni Yates
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Jacksonville, Florida
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For Television
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Body Measurements N/A
Married Yes
Married to Arthur Fennell
Children Gabriel Wendell Harvey, Alexis Naomi Fennell, Sarah Austyn Fennell
Divorce Yes
TV Show Eyewitness News
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Toni Yates, an American news reporter and anchor, who currently works for Eyewitness News WABC-TV as their New Jersey reporter. She joined the station from WPHL-TV WB17 where she was a news anchor and reporter since 1994.

Early Life and Education

Toni Yates was born in 1963, Jacksonville, Florida, in a middle-class family. Yates was raised in her hometown Jacksonville, Florida, the along with her siblings. According to her ethnicity, she is Afro-American. And Toni’s nationality is American. 

Toni Yates attended Bishop Kenny High School and she graduated from the same college. Later, she joined Florida State University and graduated with a major in Communications. 


In the early days of her career, Yates worked as a reporter at WTOC in Savannah, Georgia. Later she worked as weekend co-anchor with WSAV.

Yates also worked for WTLV as a reporter and during her work there she returned twice to the hometown. Toni also served as a co-anchor for WJXT. During her placement in Norfolk, Virginia she had two jobs, one was delivering morning news and other was Communications Director for the March Of Dimes.

Later Toni got an opportunity to work as General Assignment reporter job at WGAL which was located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and worked there for about several year. Toni later joined at WB 17 in Philadelphia and after few years there she returned to WABC, where she was promoted to weekend anchor-medical reporter to weekday anchor.

Currently, Toni is regularly featured on WABC TV as a co-anchor for Eyewitness News Saturday along with Michelle Charlesworth or Phil Lipof. Toni’s first work on WABC TV was on Tropical Storm Beryl. Yates has also been featured as host in Opening Reception of The Philadelphia Black Gay Pride's 5th Annual.

Personal Life

Toni Yates is a smart charming lady and her current relational status is single. Yates has three children from her previous marriage. She previously married to Arthur Fennell, an award-winning journalist. However, the ex-couple has not revealed how long their marriage went. 

Yates had an affair with broadcast journalist Arthur Fennell and later they married. Yates has three children with her husband Fennell, namely Sarah Austyn Fennell, Gabriel Wendell Harvey and Alexis Naomi Fennell.

Besides her journalism career, she has also involved with the Girl Scouts. And she has also been a member the National Association of Black Journalists. Toni currently lives in New Jersey, United States. Toni has also been featured in several other television show and magazines. Yates has also been one of the popular TV journalists with her bold voice and perfect body language.

Net Worth and Body Measurements

Toni Yates’s net worth and salary have not been updated yet. Yates is active on Twitter with around ten thousand followers. Toni has also been famous for her dressing style and has maintained body with brown long hair. And Toni has also been followed on Facebook and Instagram by her fans.