Jennifer got her start in news at WJET-TV in Erie and spent time as a news anchor, reporter — and she even did the weather!
Jennifer first joined KDKA in 1993, starting her career here as an investigative reporter. She earned her first Emmy with her investigation into allegations of radioactive contamination at a nuclear plant in Apollo. She also exposed dangerous elevators in the Public Safety Building in Pittsburgh.
She joined her then co-anchor Ken Rice in 1995 on the set of KDKA-TV News at 5:00pm — covering such stories as the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Quecreek Mine rescue and Super Bowl XXX in Phoenix.
After leaving the anchor desk in the spring of 2006, Jen formed her own multi-media company geared to provide information to help make life easier for busy women and their families. Jennifer also wrote a book designed to help caregivers find time to take better care of themselves.
Jen returned to KDKA in September 2009 as co-anchor to the morning newscasts. In addition to her anchor duties, Jen also plans to present reports and special programs that will offer helpful information for families and caregivers.
Jennifer and her husband, Joe, have five children.
A product called Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk promises to bring old wooden furniture back to life; does it really do that?
With its Magic Gloves and No-Bubble Solution, Juggle Bubbles looks fun. It claims to make bubbles without the trouble, but does it really do that?
Little scratches on your car can seem to show up out of nowhere. It can be time-consuming and expensive to take your car to a body shop to have them fixed too.
The makers of My Fun Fish Tank say their system is a self-cleaning tank. So, does it really do that?
The Potato Express promises perfectly cooked potatoes in your microwave in just four minutes. Does it really do that?
The commercial makes it look like so much fun.
The Turbo Jet is supposed to turn any garden hose into a power washer. The commercial shows it being used to clean all the kinds of things, but Does It Really Do That?
It’s not always possible to camp out in air-conditioned comfort. However, EnduraCool’s Instant Cooling Towel claims it can be your portable air conditioner.
If you’ve been thinking about kicking up your backyard barbeque, maybe you’ve been interested in commercials for a product called Stufz.
Ellen’s famous Oscar selfie crashed Twitter.
When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? About a third of us buy a sunscreen that claims to be for kids, and many choose one that’s doctor-recommended, according to a Consumer Reports survey.
If you’re watching carbs and calories, but love your pasta, a product called the Veggetti says it can help.
Saving time and money on repair bills sounds great. Flex Seal promises to fix leaks fast. A lot of KDKA-TV viewers wanted to know, does it really do that? Anchor Jennifer Antkowiak worked with professional carpenter Scott Berry to find out.
For Renee Craig, it’s not a question of if she’ll be making pancakes, it’s a matter of when — and of course, how many?
Kelley Thompson has seen the Perfect Tortilla Pan commercial on TV, and has been wondering if it would be worth it to buy a set.