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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.
You can reach Antoinette at

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    Let the adventure begin “Active Aging Week”

    Live a healthy life, get moving for Active Aging Week

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    Local group collects supplies to send to Liberia to battle Ebola virus

    he “Virginia In Action For Liberia Against Ebola" campaign held a Medical supply drive to donate supplies to those in Liberia to stop the spread of Ebola, Saturday

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    Weekend Events: Comic Con, Craft Beers, Wine & Oysters

    Wizard World Richmond Comic Con September 12th – 14th at The Greater Richmond Convention Center featuring Lou Ferrigno “The Incredible Hulk”, Dave Bautista, Manu Bennett, James Marsters, Bruce Campbell and special guests Adam West and Burt Ward of “Batman & Robin”, Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) and many others, at  Friday 3pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm & Sunday Kids Day 11am – 5pm, 3-day tickets are $75 and one-day passes are available, for more details visit […]


    Wine & Beer Classic

    Sample Virginia's finest beverages & enjoy food and live music

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    10th Annual Gift for Life Block Walk

    Volunteer to walk and help save a life.

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    Richmond Jazz Society’s 35th Anniversary Season

    Thirty-five years of educating, preserving and advancing Jazz as an American Art Form, that’s been the mission of the Richmond Jazz Society. In honor of  the 35th Anniversary, The Jazz Educator’s Series will present several “not to be missed” concerts starting with The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell featuring Pianist, Composer Lynne Arriale and Grammy-Nominated Vocalist Carla Cook Tuesday, September 9th for two shows, 7pm & 9:15pm. Tuesday, October 14th “Lets Get Organ-ized!” with H. A. […]

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    Weekend Events: Cookies for kids cancer, Curling Tournament, Fall Line Festival

    Gatsby themed picnic, all Brass concert, Curling Tournament.

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    Cookies for Kids’ Cancer RVA City Wide Bake Sale

    Richmonders will have a sweet way to fight pediatric cancer this weekend. The 5th annual Cookies for kids’ RVA cancer city-wide bake sale is Saturday, September 6th from 10am to 4pm,  cookie sales will benefit the national non-profit  that supports research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. There are 35 bake sales across the Richmond area,  List of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer RVA Bake Sales: The City of Richmond: Carytown Dixie Donuts Drive-Thru, 2901 W Cary St, Dogma […]

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    Hundreds showed up to get free shoes for school

    To date the New Shoes Ministry has given out over 65,00 pairs of new shoes to students, a partnership between churches, business and the community.

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    Weekend Events: New shoes for students, Chesterfield County Fair, Opera in the Park

    8th annual We Care Festival, City of Richmond & Northside Churches & Organizations celebrating community, empowering residents, Saturday, August 30, 10am -3pm, at Hotchkiss Community Center, 701 East Brookland Park Boulevard, music, book bag giveaway, carnival & moonwalk inflatable games, $5 community raffle for a 40′ inch flat screen TV, $200 gas card, coach purse, health & wellness fair, financial literacy, basketball competition, vendors, food, gospel music workshop, special guests, hosted by Comedian Antoine Scott, for more details call 804-321-5115 […]


    Virginia Opera returns to Dogwood Dell

    An evening of Broadway & Opera favorites

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    Weekend Events: Tony Bennett, Chesterfield County Fair, We Care Festival and more

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