Latoyia Edwards is the weekend Anchor for New England Cable News (NECN) in Boston, Massachusetts.  For 13 years Latoyia has had the privilege of covering breaking news and human interest stories for television and radio outlets in New England and in New York.  Latoyia is a regular on Boston’s WGBH’s Basic Black, a live television program hosted by a panel of the region’s sharpest observers, who discuss and debate current news, events, and topics that impact the black community locally and nationally.
Latoyia recently served as president of the Boston Association of Black Journalists.  During her spare time Latoyia enjoys delivering keynote addresses and motivational speeches to youth groups and school children.  Latoyia’s story of her rise from the projects to the pulpit is able to connect with young and old alike.
Prior to joining NECN, Latoyia worked as the weekday 5pm News Anchor for WWLP TV Channel 22 in Springfield, MA.  Latoyia’s experiences with Channel 22 took her as far as Paraguay, as fast as Richard Petty and as high as the Blue Angeles.
Before joining Channel 22 Latoyia was crowned Miss Massachusetts, USA 2002.  Latoyia accredits the pageant experience for helping project her career.
Before joining the 22 News team Latoyia provided local new updates on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Drive Radio Show for WILD 96.9 in Boston.  During that time Latoyia taught Performance for Television at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.
Latoyia first anchored television for MediaOne Cable News Network in Lowell, MA where she covered local news and political stories for Billerica, Tewksbury and Lowell.  Prior to that Latoyia got her start in television as a news reporter for WICZ Channel 40 a Fox Affiliate in Binghamton, New York.
She began her career in news during her college internship as a news writer for WBZ-1030 AM radio.  Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College in 1998 Latoyia where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism.  Latoyia was a scholar athlete who not only excelled in the classroom but on the basketball court breaking numerous NCAA Division III rebounding and blocked shots records.  Latoyia currently ranks 5th in the nation in blocked shots per game 5.1 and 4th in the nation in rebounds per game 15.2.
While at Boston Latin Academy High School Latoyia knew she wanted to be a news reporter – it was in her blood.
Latoyia is the oldest on 9 children who grew up the notorious Columbia Point Housing Project in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.  As a member of the Strand Theatres Teen Players Latoyia found her solace in competing in city and school sponsored oratorical, speech competitions and plays.
Latoyia is a proud Boston native who was recently names to Boston Business Journal’s 2010 Top 40 Under 40 a recognition of Boston’s top 40 young professionals that have established themselves as leaders to be watched in their fields.

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