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Jodine M. Costanzo (born July 1966) is an American television news reporter in Pittsburgh and a former television news anchor in Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh.

Early life and education

A native of Pittsburghmarker, Costanzo graduated from South Parkmarker High School in South Park, Pennsylvaniamarker. She earned a degree in communications from Indiana University of Pennsylvaniamarker.

During college, Costanzo was an intern at KDKA-TVmarker in Pittsburgh.

Professional career

Costanzo began her broadcasting career working for WDTVmarker-TV in Clarksburg, West Virginiamarker. She later joined WDTNmarker-TV in Dayton, Ohiomarker.

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

In August 1996, Costanzo joined WBBM-TVmarker 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 WPXImarker-TV in Pittsburgh as a weekend anchor and reporter. 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. "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."


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


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