Antoinette Essa Biography
Antoinette Essa is an African-American Reporter/Anchor/Host working for WTVR in Richmond, Virginia as a Reporter for the “A-List” Segment. She has been working for the station since January 2010.
Antoinette Essa Age
Essa was born on December 18, 1958, in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. She is therefore 64 years old as of 2022. She celebrates her birthday on the 18th of December every year.
Antoinette Essa Height
Essa stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Antoinette Essa Family
Essa was born to her loving parents, Anthony (her late father) and her mother whose names are not known. She shared a vintage photo of her father carrying her on his lap on her Facebook Page on June 19, 2015, wishing him a Happy Father’s Day. Essa was raised alongside her sister, Sabrina D Squire. Essa and her family moved to the United States in the year 1977.
Antoinette Essa Husband
Essa is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Essa being in any past relationship with anyone.
Antoinette Essa Children / Grandson
Essa is a mother, but she has not disclosed how many kids she has, as well as their identities. She also has a grandson, Christian, who is 25 years as of 2023 having been born on March 5, 1998.
Antoinette Essa Net Worth
Essa has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Reporter/Anchor/Host.
Antoinette Essa Salary
Essa earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Antoinette Essa Education
Essa has studied in several institutions. She is a proud alumnus of Virginia Union University, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology where she pursued Masters Studies for one year. In the year 1988, Essa attended the Center for Media Arts, focusing on Radio and Television Broadcasts, completing a 600 Credit Hour program.
From 1977 to 1980, Essa attended the University of Bridgeport, where she pursued classes in Broadcast Journalism and Retail Management for a period of 2 and a half years. Prior to her time at the University of Bridgeport, Essa joined the University of Liberia in the year 1977, where she studied Communications and English. However, she transferred to the University of Bridgeport later that same year. At the University of Liberia, Essa also had a one-semester stint in General Studies, participating in extracurricular activities such as Volleyball and Track.
For Essa’s secondary education, she attended St. Theresa Convent, where she obtained a high school degree in General studies from 1963 to 1976. During this time, she was actively involved in various activities, including participating in basketball and track, being the Captain of the Kickball team, and being a member of the choral and acting class.
In the year 2020, Essa pursued further education at Virginia Commonwealth University College of Health Professions, specializing in the Department of Patient Counseling. She obtained a Graduate Certificate in this field, further deepening her knowledge in providing counseling to patients.
Additionally, Essa obtained certifications in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy through Virginia Commonwealth University, College of Health Professions. Throughout her educational journey, she actively engaged in extracurricular activities and societies that enhanced her learning experience, including participation in activities related to Pastoral Care and being a Student Intern Chaplain.
Antoinette Essa Career
Essa serves at WTVR as a Reporter for the “A-List” Segment, airing from Wednesday to Friday at 7 PM on CBS 6 News. The program also airs every Saturday morning from 6 AM to 8 AM on CBS 6 News. In addition to her role, she is responsible for doing daily blogs for WTVR.com/Alist. In September 2009, Essa briefly worked as a Reporter at WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia, before transitioning to her current role with the station. Prior to joining WTVR, Essa served as a Radio Personality at Radio One’s KISS fm from July 2007 to September 2014. From January 2008 to March 2013, Essa hosted “Comcast Local Edition” at Comcast Cable.
Essa’s career also includes a stint as a Radio Personality and Public Service Director at WGGM-WZEZ AM Radio for three months in 2008. Outside of her media roles, Essa served as a Board Member for the Latin Ballet of Virginia from April 2005 to December 2012, contributing to the organization’s growth and community outreach efforts.
Essa’s professional journey also led her to serve as a Public Information Manager for the City of Richmond from September to December 2007. She has also worked for WWBT NBC 12 as an Anchor/Entertainment Reporter from June 1995 to December 2006.
Over the years of her career, she has won many honors for her volunteer work in the RVA community. She has served at The Virginia Jazz Award, the New Shoes for Back to School, El Juguetazo-Three Kings 15th Anniversary, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and The American Red Cross, just to name a few.
Antoinette Essa Philanthropy and License
During her free time, she likes volunteering for several causes. She has been serving Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity since September 2013. She has also been serving as a coordinator for The Giving Heart Thanksgiving Feast since November 2020.
Besides specializing as a journalist, Essa also holds a Clinical Pastoral Education Certificate, which she was issued by Virginia Commonwealth University/VCU Health in November 2020.
Antoinette Essa WTVR
Essa is working at WTVR where she works alongside other famous WTVR meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Julie Bragg
- Jake Burns
- Rob Cardwell
- Caroline Coleburn
- Wayne Covil
- Bill Fitzgerald
- Laura French
- Joi Fultz
- Melissa Hipolit
- Reba Hollingsworth
- Brendan King
Antoinette Essa Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 3.2K followers on Instagram.