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Jennifer Antkowiak

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Jennifer Antkowiak returned to KDKA in September 2009 to co-anchor the KDKA-TV Morning News alongside co-anchor Rick Dayton.

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.

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Does It Really Do That? Furniture Fix

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?

11/21/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Air Curler & Curl Secret

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.

11/12/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Sticky Buddy

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?

KDKA-TV–11/01/2013

KDKA-TV Turkey Fund Big

Officials Kick Off 2013 KD Turkey Fund

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!

10/17/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Ice Cream Magic

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.

07/24/2013

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DIRDT: Checking Back In With The Pocket Hose

It’s one of our most popular “Does It Really Do That” segments, the pocket hose.

07/12/2013

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Does It Really Do That? No No Hair Removal System

The No No Hair Removal System claims to give you no hair with no pain and no hassle. But does it really do that?

05/22/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Wilson Sleek

We’re heading into summer driving season, which means a lot of time on the road and a bigger potential for frustrating cell phone service and dropped calls.

05/17/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Moving Products

Several furniture mover products claim to be able to turn you into a one person moving crew, and make it easy for you to move your furniture whenever and wherever you’d like. KDKA-TV’s Jennifer Anthowiak puts some of those products to the test.

05/10/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Pocket Hose

We’ve enjoyed some warmer weather recently, and all the garden stores and greenhouses are filling up with plants.

04/29/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Wax Vac

Ear pain from too much wax that traps water in your ears is a common complaint from kids. It happens more in the summer when they’re spending more time at the pool. So, should you try the Wax Vac to prevent the problem?

04/22/2013

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Does It Really Do That: SodaStream Pop Maker

You’ve probably seen the commercials for the SodaStream, the store displays or maybe on a home shopping channel.

02/15/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Café Cup

Many people like a cup of coffee to get them going in the morning. Others seem to use coffee as fuel throughout the day. Coffee drinking can turn into an expensive habit-even if you have a coffee maker that lets you brew coffee-shop quality coffee at home.

02/07/2013

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Does It Really Do That? Clean Step Mat

It’s called the Clean Step Mat, and the commercials have caught a lot of attention.

02/01/2013

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Does It Really Do That: RockIt 3.0

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.

11/19/2012

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