- WCVB NewsCenter 5Anchor/Reporter, present
Antoinette Antonio is co-anchor of NewsCenter 5’s Weekend EyeOpener newscasts.
Antonio is paired with Jim Lokay for the 5 to 7 a.m. weekend EyeOpener, as well as the Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. newscasts. Antonio joined WCVB-TV in June 2013.
Antonio came to WCVB-TV from KOB-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was the morning and noon anchor. She joined KOB-TV in 2005, starting out as a general assignment reporter.
Antonio began her broadcast career in 2003 as a morning news anchor and general assignment reporter at KWES-TV Midland/Odessa, Texas.
While in Albuquerque, Antonio covered everything from wildfires to floods to snow storms to hot air balloon crashes and she interviewed then Senator Barack Obama during a campaign stop in New Mexico. She was part of several team “Breaking News” awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.
Antonio also received a 1st place award by the Associated Press in Texas for "Best Sports Story" as well as 1st and 2nd place awards for Anchoring and Reporting.
A native of Orange County and a graduate of University of California, Irvine, Antonio earned degrees in English and International Studies. Antonio is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. She enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and snowboarding.
Antonio relocated to Boston with her husband, and her cat, Pedro, and greyhound, Lola Bella.