Antoinette Biordi, Reporter for News 12 Long Island.

Antoinette Biordi, Reporter for News 12 Long Island.

Antoinette Biordi is an Emmy Award-winning reporter for News 12 Long
Island. She has been in the news business since 1997.

Biordi began her career as a one-man band reporter, producing, shooting, writing and editing daily stories for News Center 7 in Ithaca, N.Y.

Then in 1998, she worked as a reporter/anchor for WETM (NBC) in Elmira, N.Y. In 1999 Biordi
worked at WNYT (NBC) in Albany, and FOX 23 News in Albany.

After 5 years in upstate New York, she jumped at the chance to be closer to home and began working as a freelance reporter at News 12 Long Island before working full time at News 12 Westchester in 2003.

In 2007 Biordi earned a prestigious New York Emmy Award in the category of Sports Coverage for a series called “More than Just a Game.”

It was an inspiring story about physically challenged children who despite their limitations were able to beat the odds and excel in the Special Olympics.
She also received two Emmy Nominations, one in the category of “Writing Composite” and the other for a piece about adults who were physically challenged but overcame their deepest fear of the water in order to steer and control a sailboat on the Hudson River.

During her time at News 12 Westchester she also worked on a series called “Wasted Youth”
where she went undercover with police as they busted an underage drinking party. As the story progressed, undercover surveillance video discovered that several convenience
stores were selling beer to underage kids.

A year later she did a series called “Westchester Teens: Life in the Fast Lane” where she exposed parents who were hosting underage drinking parties for their own kids and their friends.
The drinking epidemic continued the next year in a series called “When Mommy Drives Drunk” as she found dozens of mothers were driving drunk with their own kids
in the car.

Those series combined with her daily stories won her several distinguished awards including Edward R. Murrow Awards, Deadline Club Awards, New York Press Club, AP awards, AEGIS award, Gold Aurora Awards, New York Festivals, Telly Award and a
Videographer Award.

Since 2010 Antoinette has also worked on countless stories that have made a huge impact on Long Islanders. She covers everything from hard news to feature stories.

In 2017 she received her 2nd New York Emmy Award in the category of Religion for a 2-part series called “Beyond the Broomstick” where she showcased modern-day Long Island witches and the growing practice of Wicca.

In 2020 during the height of the pandemic, she continued to bring attention to the challenges of Covid-19 in the community. She focused on businesses in her special series called “We’re Open” by highlighting the hurdles many business owners had to overcome in order to stay open during the pandemic and how they continued to thrive.

The spotlight on businesses made such a big impact, that Antoinette won a 3rd New York Emmy award in the category of business.
Outside of the News business Antoinette loves to workout, and teaches classes as a certified Spin and Bootcamp Instructor. When she entered a fitness competition in 2017 and 2018 she was determined to win.

She trained, lost 30 lbs and increased her muscle mass and won two Fitness Competitions with (WBFF) World Beauty Fitness and Fashion.
Antoinette was born in Brooklyn, she lived in Corona, Queens and then eventually moved to Nassau County. She lives there with her husband Andrew, son Michael and dog Pepper. In her spare time, she loves to work out, cook, make homemade wine, collect antiques, and play the accordion.

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