Toni Guinyard, an Emmy award winning journalist, joined NBC4 as a general assignment reporter in 2006. She can be seen every morning on Today in L.A. from 4 to 7 a.m. and the NBC4 News at 11 a.m.
Over the course of her two-decade career, Guinyard’s work has earned her several honors, including three Los Angeles Emmy Awards for her live coverage of the Malibu Fires; her coverage that showcased the talents of senior citizens in Los Angeles; and for her story on “Microplastics.” She also received two additional Emmy Awards for being part of an “Outstanding Newscast” at NBC4. Her feature, “Empty Lots, Empty Promises,” highlighting the lack of redevelopment in South Los Angeles, also won her recognition as a national finalist for the 2007 Harry Chapin Media Awards.
Guinyard was honored again in 2011 by the Association of California School Administrators Region XVI for her outstanding coverage of public education. She also received Bronze Telly Awards for outstanding local programming for “The Teacher’s Hour” and for “Transforming Education with Superintendent Brewer,” in which she explored academic and educational policies within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Additional honors include an Associated Press Awards for spot news coverage of the Menendez trial and Malibu fires; a Golden Mike Award for coverage of the Los Angeles Riots; a Greater Los Angeles Press Club Award of Excellence for the “Menendez Verdicts;” and a New York Festival Bronze Award for “The King Verdicts.”
Guinyard is passionate about her role as a broadcast journalist. She relishes in the opportunities she has to the stories from diverse communities throughout Southern California, and marvels at the community trust she has established over the years. She believes the community is eager to share their stories and is grateful that they confide in her to tell them.
When Guinyard is not out in the field reporting, she finds relaxation in cooking and baking. She also has a passion for teaching and once served as an adjunct professor at The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. The daughter of life-long educators, Guinyard believes she would have become a teacher if she didn’t pursue her broadcast journalism career.
She is a graduate of Florida State University.