Tritia Toyota (born March 29, 1947) is a former Los Angeles television news anchor and a current adjunct assistant professor in anthropology, Asian-American studies and the media at the University of California at Los Angeles. Born in Portland, Oregon, Toyota earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1970 and later earned a PhD in anthropology. Toyota's real name is Letritia R. Miyake. Toyota began her broadcast career in Los Angeles in 1970 as a radio reporter with KNX-AM. In January 1972 she was hired as a general assignment reporter at KNBC-TV; she became a news anchor there in 1975. Toyota quit KNBC in March 1985 and, after a standard three-month period between contracts, signed on as a news anchor at KCBS-TV.