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.
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.
The Hurricane Spin Mop 360 promises to clean, polish and dust, and eliminate the need to ever get your hands in dirty mop water again.
Maybe you don’t have time to cook. Maybe you don’t like to cook. Maybe you don’t think you can cook.
If you’ve ever had to stop dinner to clean up a spilled drink or have been frustrated by a last minute drink-spill as you’re headed out the door, no doubt, you will be pulled in by the Wow Cup commercial.
The commercial makes you smile, maybe shake your head, and it definitely plays with the name of this hair styling product.
For many people, it would be hard to imagine making bacon any better. It’s considered one of the most versatile foods on the planet – ready to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert!
There’s a good chance the commercial for the Pop Chef might have caught your eye. It’s a little hand-held device that is supposed to allow you to simply press, pop, and eat fantastic looking treats in seconds.
Many of us will be inviting family and friends over for the holidays, and that can have you looking at your furniture in a different way. Do you have a chair or couch that could use a boost? Furniture Fix claims it’s just what you need to breathe some new life into that much-loved furniture. But does it really do that?
Moving into the holidays, a lot of women look to change up their hairstyle a bit. You’ve probably seen commercials for products that claim to help as a lot of them have been running lately.
We love our pets, but the pet hair they leave around our homes, not so much. A product called the Sticky Buddy claims to be able to help you take care of that mess quickly and easily. Does it really do that?
it’s the time of year again when you can help make a difference in someone’s life. The 2013 KDKA-TV Turkey Fund kicked off today!
We’ve had good ice cream weather around here lately, so how does a personal ice cream maker sound? The Ice Cream Magic claims all that stands between you and delicious ice cream is some ice, fresh ingredients and three minutes of shaking.