Anita Baffoni joined the Eyewitness News team in August 2018 as a reporter and producer.
In addition to covering general assignment news, Anita produces Dan Yorke State of Mind, a political talk show that airs weekdays at 7:30 p.m. myRITV and midnight on FOX Providence.
Anita earned a degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island in 2013, interning at the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald and Johnston Sunrise newspapers, in addition to contributing to URI’s Good 5 Cent Cigar publication.
Prior to joining the WPRI 12 team, Anita began her career in Rhode Island media as a news reporter for the daily newspaper, the Kent County Daily Times, covering politics and general assignments in West Warwick and Coventry. She then moved into broadcast media, landing a job at News Talk 630 & 99.7 FM WPRO as a news reporter and fill-in anchor. Anita then accepted a job for a Rhode Island congressman but decided to come back to the news media a short time later and she is thrilled to be back covering stories in her home state.
Anita has deep roots in Rhode Island. She grew up and currently lives in Johnston along with many members of her large Italian family. She is proud of her family’s history in the state, including her involvement with a poultry farm her family continues to own and operate in her hometown for over 80 years.
In her spare time, Anita enjoys attending shows by local musicians, cooking, playing with her rescue puppy, Phife, and eating at the many great restaurants Rhode Island has to offer.
If you have a story idea or news tip Anita invites you to contact her.