Antoinette Biordi is a 4x Emmy Award-winning Reporter and Anchor for News 12 Long Island. She has been a TV Reporter since 1997.
Antoinette 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 moved on to work as reporter/anchor for WETM (NBC) in Elmira, N.Y. In 1999 Antoinette worked at WNYT (NBC) in Albany, NY, 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 News Reporter at News 12 Long Island before working full time at News 12 Westchester in 2003.
In 2007 she earned her first 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.
In 2010 Antoinette transitioned to News 12 Long Island where she is now a weekday Reporter and weekend Anchor.
During Superstorm Sandy in 2012 she not only reported on the devastation of many south shore communities that had been ravaged by the storm surge, but she also had the difficult task of telling countless heart-wrenching stories of survival and how many communities started to rebuild.
Since then Antoinette has reported on everything from court cases, crime, community issues, societal concerns, health and wellness, to heartwarming profile stories about the resiliency and tenacity of Long Islanders. In 2017, Antoinette won her second NY Emmy after she did a two-part series about “Wiccan” a growing religion in New York that featured practicing witchcraft on Long Island.
In 2020 during the pandemic, Antoinette continued to go out into the field and report on Coronavirus cases, and how Covid changed all of our lives. Two months into the pandemic, she started a series called “We’re Open” that highlighted businesses on Long Island that were forced to pivot to our new normal.
Seeing the need to put a spotlight on these businesses earned her another NY Emmy Award.
Antoinette has been a positive force in business by also representing News 12 at countless community events that have enhanced our connections with Long Islanders.
In 2022, Antoinette earned her 4th Emmy in the category of Business and Consumer News for a series called “Road Trip Close to Home” that features fun and entertaining places to go and things to do in the tri-state area.
Antoinette was born in Brooklyn, moved to Corona, Queens and then moved to Nassau County. She continues to live there with her husband, son, and her dog Pepper.
In her spare time, she teaches Spin and Bootcamp classes, loves to read, travel, workout, cook, make her home-made wine, take pictures and play several musical instruments including the accordion.