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.
Hydro Mousse claims to be able to grow grass anywhere, any time — quickly and easily. Does it really do that?
The Clever Cutter promises to quickly chop your favorite foods in seconds, does it really do that?
Pizza Fresh claims to make day-old pizza taste oven fresh and never soggy. Does it really do that?
A new grooming tool called Knot Out promises less frustration and great results. Does it really do that?
Lazer Bond claims it can quickly fix broken items around the house, but does it really do that?
A product called Speed Out claims to solve your stripped screw extraction issues in 10 seconds or less, but does it really do that?
KDKA-TV’s Jennifer Antkowiak sought out some help to see if Gripeez works as advertised.
The commercial says the Healthy Chef Baking Mat turns your oven into a fat-free fryer without turning, without burning. Does it really do that?
Eggtastic claims to make delicious eggs faster and easier with less mess. Does It Really Do That?
Earlier this month, we told you about a GPS for your pets called Gibi.
Love to decorate for the holidays, but dread the tangled mess of your outdoor lights? Star Shower Laser Light claims to shower your homes with thousands of laser lights in seconds. Does it really do that?
Gorilla Garden Hands sounds pretty funny, doesn’t it? But, if strange looking garden tools really do the job for you, you might not care what they’re called or what they look like.
It was exciting when KDKA-TV anchor and “Does It really Do That?” reporter Jennifer Antkowiak found a product called GIBI that uses GPS on a phone to track pets, so they can easily find them if they’re lost.
Thinking of getting some painting done around the house, but hate the idea of investing the time?
A new product called the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball claims you don’t have to pause the fun to make delicious homemade ice cream. Does it really do that?