Antoinette Essa


Antoinette Essa joined the CBS 6 family in September of 2009, as a reporter for The “A List” a segment featuring events in and around the Richmond Metropolitan area. She also Co-Anchors the CBS 6 Saturday Weekend Morning Newscast. In addition she does daily blogs on, Facebook & Twitter.
Antoinette’s experience spans over twenty three years of working in Radio and Television in the Richmond area but she started her Broadcast Career in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, where she was born, she moved to the United States in 1977.
Antoinette has been awarded Volunteer Services Certificates by The American Legion, The American Red Cross for Survivors of Hurricane Katrina, The Virginia Jazz Award for Jazz Service, Certificate for Appreciation from Henrico County Division of Police and Community Service Award.
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Recent Articles

  • Threshold – Inspired by The Palm Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola

    Posted on: 3:15 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 12:45pm, April 17, 2014

    A new play directed by Chuck Mike with music, dance and dialogue - Threshold at The Modlin Center
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  • Grammy Nominated Richmond Artist celebrates his 40th Anniversary

    Posted on: 4:36 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 05:11pm, April 16, 2014

    A Milestone Celebration for Plunky & Oneness
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  • Easter Weekend Events: Family Easter Events, Bonnet Contests & Chili Cook-Off

    Posted on: 4:12 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 08:06am, April 19, 2014

    Easter events, Plunky celebrates 40 years as a musician, and a taste of Chili
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    Second Annual Executive Mansion Easter Egg Hunt (PHOTO: Jesse Burkett)
  • RVA Easter Events: Family Easter, Easter on Parade & Easter with Peter Rabbit

    Posted on: 2:51 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 04:08pm, April 14, 2014

    Easter weekend with Peter Rabbit & the pet & people bonnet contest
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    Easter on PArade crowd shot
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Tea

    Posted on: 5:23 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 12:46pm, April 17, 2014

    Pink Ribbon Tea to honor loved ones with cancer.
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  • Weekend Events: MJ The Immortal World Tour, Bruce Springsteen, Celebration of the Vine and more

    Posted on: 3:50 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 06:06pm, April 11, 2014

    Wine festival, The Immortal World Tour, Va. War Memorial 5K Run/Walk, Psychic Festival & many more events.
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  • VIDEO: Here’s what you’ll see if you go to Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

    Posted on: 1:15 pm, April 9, 2014, by and , updated on: 03:44pm, April 9, 2014

    Producers provided this preview of the show which includes clips of songs like Dancing Machine, Smooth Criminal and Thriller.
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    Michael Jackson
  • 22nd Annual Bizarre Bazaar Spring Market

    Posted on: 2:41 pm, April 3, 2014, by , updated on: 04:40pm, April 3, 2014

    From gourmet food to seasonal gifts & decorative accessories for your home & garden
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  • Book Scholarhsip Fundraiser, World Class Steeplechase Racing & Tailgating & other weekend Events

    Posted on: 3:40 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 02:06pm, April 4, 2014

    From Vintage Mustangs to the Latin Ballet Dance Theatre, an Intercultural Festival & Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
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  • 6th Annual Black & White Affair Charity benefit

    Posted on: 2:58 pm, April 2, 2014, by , updated on: 02:23pm, April 3, 2014

    Dancing, food, casino games, silent auction and raffles - 51" flat screen HDTV!
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  • 22nd annual French Film Festival, Richmond

    Posted on: 4:02 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    The country's largest French Film Festival in the River City!
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    FFF2013 Line Buying Tickets
  • Weekend Events: Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K, French Film Fest and more!

    Posted on: 3:38 pm, March 25, 2014, by , updated on: 04:38pm, March 27, 2014

    The Rat Pack is Back! Then run or walk in the 10K, see a French film or catch comedian Mike Epps.
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    Monument Ave. 10K