CNN’s Toria Tolley

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 10, 2002

Toria Tolley of Headline News on CNN is a favorite of mine. Please tell me more about her.
—Clarence P., Missouri

Tolley, 46, who lives in the Atlanta area with her teenage son, works with CNN on a freelance basis, filing medical and other stories. She first started working with CNN's Headline News in 1990, directly from WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, where she worked with another famous station veteran, Jerry Springer. Prior to the Cincinnati stint, Tolley anchored the news at WCHS-TV in Charleston, W.Va. The Rhode Island native attended Colby College (now Colby-Sawyer) in New Hampshire and transferred to Bethany College in West Virginia, where she received a degree in communications and political science. When she's not reporting, Tolley is a vice president and consultant for a media consulting business, teaching presentation skills and helping corporate executives learn how to deal with the media. She also has been active in John Walsh's nonprofit children's rescue organization, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.