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Jodi Applegate (born May 2, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamarker) is an Americanmarker news anchor for News 12 Long Island. She formerly anchored WNYW-TVmarker's Good Day New York for many years.

Life and Career

Applegate was raised in Moon Township, Pennsylvaniamarker, a suburb of Pittsburghmarker. In 1982, Applegate graduated from Moon Area High Schoolmarker. She then attended New York Universitymarker, where she received a degree in television and film.

Before turning to newscasting Jodi briefly worked as an actress. In 1986 she appeared in a television version of the classic children's book "A Pocket for Corduroy" as the mother. And in 1987 she appeared in a television version of the children's book "There's a Nightmare in My Closet" also as the main character's mother.

From 1993 to 1996, Applegate hosted Good Morning Arizona on KTVKmarker. During her stay in Reno, Nevadamarker, Applegate met and married sportscaster Rob Nikoleski; they are now divorced.

In 1996, Applegate began anchoring "MSNBC Live" and "Weekend Today." She also filled in as a substitute host on the Today show. In late 1999, she hosted Later Today with Florence Henderson and Asha Blake. The show was canceled in 2000.

In mid 2001, Applegate joined WFXT-TVmarker in Bostonmarker. She anchored the short-lived Fox 25 News at 4:30 newscast then moved to 5:00 by early 2002. She anchored the Fox 25 Morning News for about a year from September 2003 then moved to New York by the middle of October 2004.


  • In March 2008, Jodi detailed how she lost 30 pounds, going from a size 8 to a size 2.

  • In April 2008, Jodi showed off one of her unique skills, playing her 'nose trumpet' for Wynton Marsalis on Good Day New York.

  • On September 17, 2008, FOX 5 announced that Jodi Applegate will be replaced by current 10PM co-anchor Rosanna Scotto as co-host of Good Day New York. According to a station source, Applegate's contract has not been renewed and she has left the station as a result.[171456]

  • Jodi was first heard as an afternoon anchor on WCBS 880AM on January 14.

  • On February 24, 2009, Jodi began a new position, co-anchor of the evening newscast on New York's News 12 Long Island.


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