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Latoyia Edwards


Latoyia EdwardsLatoyia Edwards is one of the most recognizable faces of the Boston television news market today. She is an Emmy award-winning morning news anchor for NBC10 Boston, and works for NBC Universal's triopoly of NBC10 Boston, NECN, and Telemundo Boston serving millions of viewers each week. With a combination of down-to-earth credibility and warmth, Latoyia co-anchors NBC10 Boston Today from 4am through 7am as a lead-in to NBC'S Today Show. She also hosts a new community show on Sunday mornings, This is New England, which focuses on issues that impact the people of the region. A native of Boston's historic Dorchester neighborhood, Latoyia feels fortunate to be anchoring and reporting in her hometown.


In her 13 years with the NBC10Boston company, Latoyia has covered a variety of impactful stories including the 2017 Superbowl victory celebration, presidential campaigns, celebrity interviews, and high profile trials. Over her 20 year career in broadcasting, she has flown beyond the clouds covering the Navy's Blue Angels and traveled as far away as Paraguay, profiling a partnership with the U.S military. Latoyia is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and has served as a former president of the Boston Association of Black Journalists.  


Latoyia joined the NBC/NECN family as a morning live reporter in 2005 arriving from WWLP-22 NBC in Springfield, MA, where she had been a weekday anchor. She began her career as a news writer for WBZ-1030AM radio, and later reported for the Fox affiliate WICZ-TV 40 in Binghamton, NY. She first anchored television for MediaOne cable news network, while also reporting as the morning drive news anchor for the popular radio station WILD 1090AM. Additionally, Latoyia has instructed courses for the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.


Latoyia graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College with a degree in broadcast journalism. While there, she was an award-winning student-athlete earning NCAA Division III Basketball records for rebounds and blocked shots. In 2002, Edwards competed in and won the Miss Massachusetts USA pageant and represented Massachusetts in the Miss USA pageant. She is married to Jesse Edwards and is a proud Jack and Jill mom to Eli and Nina. Latoyia greatly enjoys volunteering with youth groups and giving speeches of empowerment at conferences, commencements and social service organizations.