Jodine Costanzo

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Jodine M. Costanzo (born July 1964) is an American television news reporter in Pittsburgh and a former television news anchor in Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh.

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Pittsburgh, Costanzo graduated from South Park High School South Park, Pennsylvania.[1] She earned a degree in communications from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.[2]

During college, Costanzo was an intern at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Costanzo began her broadcasting career working for WDTV-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She later joined WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio.[3][4]

In early 1992, Costanzo was hired as a reporter at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. She eventually became the co-anchor of a revived noon news program until leaving the station in 1996 to take a job in Chicago.[1]

In August 1996, Costanzo joined WBBM-TV in Chicago as an early morning news anchor, co-anchoring with Joan Lovett. In November 1996, Costanzo shifted to full-time reporting for WBBM.

In March 1998, Costanzo joined WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh as a weekend anchor and reporter.[1][2] After five years as an anchor, she stepped down as a full-time anchor at the end of June 2003 and shifted to full-time reporting.[2] "I walk away with a heavy heart because I enjoy anchoring the weekends, but I really want to spend more time with my son," she told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at the time. "That's where my priorities are right now."[5]


Costanzo and her husband, Richard L. "Rick" Downey, have two children and live in Pittsburgh.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Next for WQED producer Rick Sebak is a walk on the South Side". Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jodine Costanzo". Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jodine Costanzo". Facebook. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Jodine Costanzo - WPXI-TV
  5. ^ "Tuned In: Promising pledge breaks". Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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