Toni Yates - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 4, 2022

Toni Yates
Profession: Reporter, Anchor
Best Known For: WPHL-TV
Salary: $56.7K
Net Worth: $1 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 28, 1963 (age 59)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Toni Yates
Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Al Yates
Mother's Name: Gwen Yates
Siblings: N/A
High School: Bishop Kenny High School
University: Florida State University
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Arthur Fennell

Children: 3

Sarah Austyn Fennell (daughter)
Alexis Naomi Fennell (daughter)
Gabriel Harvey (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 57 kg (125.66 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 37 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 37
Cup Size: C

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Who is Toni Yates?

Toni Yates is a reporter, anchor by profession, and American by nationality. She currently has worked at Eyewitness News WABC-TV as a New Jersey reporter and has worked for WPHL-TV WB17 from 1994 to 2005.

Toni Yates (Image: ABC)

Toni Yates – Age, Parents, Siblings

Toni Yates’ birth took place on November 28, 1963, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, where she was also raised. She was born to her mother Gwen Yates and her father Al Yates.

Other facts about her early life including that of her childhood, siblings, and rest of the family have not been shared with the public.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, she attended Bishop Kenny High School and went on to study at Florida State University. She graduated from there with a major in Communications. She belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

Toni Yates – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Toni Yates married her longtime boyfriend Arthur Fennell, an award-winning journalist. She and her husband have two children together- daughters Sarah Austyn Fennell (born May 3, 1994) and Alexis Naomi Fennell (born July 21, 1995). However, the marriage did lose last and they divorced.

She also has a son - Gabriel Harvey from her later relationship.  Gabriel completed his 10th grade in 2019 and is a lacrosse player in his school. Her daughter Alexis taught English for a year in Spain and is currently a law student while her oldest daughter Sarah Austyn has followed in her mom’s footsteps and is now an anchor.

Currently, Toni Yates is single, although a secret romance cannot be ruled out.

Toni Yates' children - bottom from left - Sarah Austyn Fennell, Gabriel Harvey, Alexis Naomi Fennell (Image: Instagram)

Toni Yates – Career

After completing her college education, Toni Yates began working for WTOC in Savannah, Georgia followed by a job at WSAV as a weekend co-anchor. Yates then began working for WJXT as a reporter weekend.

At a time, she held two jobs while in Norfolk, Virginia - delivering morning news and as a Communications Director for the March Of Dimes. Toni Yates was a General Assignment reporter job at WGAL and later at WB 17 where she worked as a weekend anchor-medical reporter before being promoted to weekday anchor. She worked at WB 17 from 1994 to 2005.

Finally, Yates landed a job at WABC-TV as a news reporter and anchorwoman and currently works there.

Toni Yates at WABC-TV (Image: Instagram)

Toni Yates – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth and annual salary have been estimated at around $1 million and $56.7k respectively.

Toni Yates – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Toni Yates is active with thousands of followers and counting. 

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