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.
You can reach Antoinette at

Recent Articles

  • Need Money for College – Saturdays at the Library with GRASP

    Posted on: 2:05 pm, January 22, 2014, by , updated on: 06:53pm, February 5, 2014

    Free assistance completing FAFSA & Financial Aid Counseling
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    GRASP Logo
  • Richmond Jewish Food Festival

    Posted on: 4:01 pm, January 16, 2014, by , updated on: 08:50am, January 18, 2014

    Eat, dance, drink, learn and win prizes.
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  • Weekend Events: Jewish Food Festival, dance festival, typhoon benefit, ‘Jersey Boys’

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, January 15, 2014, by , updated on: 08:50am, January 18, 2014

    Check out Antoinette Essa’s weekly events planner.
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    Jewish Food Fest
  • Helping the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted on: 3:36 pm, January 15, 2014, by , updated on: 01:33pm, January 17, 2014

    The Filipino American Community needs your support.
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  • Weekend Events: ‘Jersey Boys,’ Adopt Haiti Project, ‘Legend of the Poinsettia’

    Posted on: 12:16 pm, January 9, 2014, by , updated on: 03:23pm, January 10, 2014

    Check out Antoinette Essa’s weekly events planner.
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    Jersey BoysForrest Theatre
  • Tony award-winning musical ‘Jersey Boys’ comes to Richmond

    Posted on: 11:41 am, January 9, 2014, by , updated on: 12:29pm, January 9, 2014

    Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. The group behind Sherry, big girls don't cry, walk like a man, my boyfriend's back and more.
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    Jersey BoysForrest Theatre
  • The Legend of the Poinsettia

    Posted on: 3:35 pm, January 8, 2014, by , updated on: 05:08pm, January 8, 2014

    Winter Holiday tradition from Latin America
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  • Antoinette’s Weekend Picks!

    Posted on: 2:29 pm, January 3, 2014, by , updated on: 03:34pm, January 3, 2014

    From a Wedding Experience Expo to Richmond Elite Basketball, to free toys for children
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  • Downton Abbey Premieres at The Byrd Theatre

    Posted on: 5:25 pm, January 2, 2014, by , updated on: 05:41pm, January 2, 2014

    Bring out your hats, gloves and period outfits & join the fun!
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  • Weekend Events: Kwanzaa Festival, Harlem Globetrotters, Old School Skate and more

    Posted on: 2:02 pm, December 26, 2013, by , updated on: 01:36pm, December 27, 2013

    Check out Antoinette's holiday weekend events picks.
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  • Capital City Kwanzaa Festival – Remembering Nelson Mandela

    Posted on: 1:59 pm, December 26, 2013, by

    Performers, speakers, children's area, African Market, Dancers & Drummers
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    Watoto Kwanzaa FOR KIDS
  • Victorian Holidays at Maymont

    Posted on: 3:33 pm, December 19, 2013, by , updated on: 07:24pm, December 19, 2013

    A Victorian Holiday at Maymont
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