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.
Many people are gearing up for holiday shopping mode with Black Friday coming up this week. KDKA-TV news anchor/Does It Really Do That reporter Jennifer Antkowiak went to Churchill to test a product that would make a good holiday gift for several people on your list.
Local students stepped up Monday to help families in need this Thanksgiving. As the children at Sts. Simon & Jude and their families are getting ready for their own Thanksgiving celebrations, they thought it would be great to reach out and help others in the community.
The holidays are approaching, and brown paper packages tied up with string would be much easier to open than much of the plastic packaging we see today. People use scissors, knives, fingers and teeth to try to break in; but a product called Open X says not anymore!
We’d all like to save time in the kitchen, and a new batch of cookware claims to help you cook faster, clean up easier, and eat healthier. KDKA-TV Morning News Anchor and “Does It Really Do That?” reporter Jennifer Antkowiak tested the Yoshi Blue and Orgreenic pans to see if they live up to those claims.
We’re heading into a time of year when a lot of people like to spruce up their homes for the holidays; and for many that means pulling out the hammer and nails and decorating the walls. The makers of a product called InstaHang say it can replace your hammer and nails, and save you time and sanity with home projects. But does it really do that?
It’s the time of year when the leaves that looked so beautiful on your trees are now cluttering up your yard. So, KDKA’s Jennifer Antkowiak put two leaf clean-up products to the test to see if they can help get the job done more quickly and easily.
The Frost Boss promises to deliver a perfectly chilled drink to you in minutes. But Does It Really Do That?
A new product promises to turn any door into a screen door quickly and easily. It’s called Magic Mesh and a lot of viewers saw the infomercial and wanted us to check it out. So, Does it really do that?
Is your nervous dog driving you nuts? Anxious dogs can bark, whimper, jump, growl, even bite and damage your home. If you’ve tried different methods of training or even drugs and nothing seems to work, you may want to check out something called the Thundershirt.
Does your dog have dental issues? Lots of them do. In fact, smaller breeds seem more prone to plaque and tartar build-up. Veterinarians say it’s important to take care of that, and there are plenty of products that claim to be able to help.
You might not have seen the commercial for Slushy Magic, but chances are your kids and grandkids have. And, if they have, they probably want one! The ad makes it look fun, easy and fast for children to make their own slushy drinks at home.
This is the time of year when many of us get the urge to start some home improvement projects. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have something that could help to make getting those projects done faster and easier?
Have you seen the Neckline Slimmer infomercial? The creator said when you use his product you can see the muscles working and feel a difference right away. It takes just two minutes a day and he guarantees it.
Washing and drying your clothes takes long enough, not many people have time to get out the iron. But there’s a product out there that claims to allow you to cross ironing off your chores list. The company says Mister Steamy uses the power of steam to turn your dryer into a wrinkle-releasing machine. But does it really do that?
The biggest pain about eating hard-boiled eggs is cracking and peeling those shells, right? Well, what if there was a way to get a hard-boiled egg, without a shell? A product called Eggies claims to deliver just that, in a fast and easy way; but, does it really do that?