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Online portfolio and blog by Tony Gonzalez, family issues reporter for The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. I married my high school sweetheart, Katie, a designer and bookbinder. I like juggling, maps, baseball, and bullmastiffs.

Two years at The Tennessean, July 2011 to present. Three years reporting and editing at The News Virginian, 2008 to 2011. Editor of college and high school newspapers. Internships at The Star Tribune, The Detroit News, and The Toledo Free Press. Chips Quinn Scholar 2007.

Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors 2012 statewide Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting, as well as the Freedom of Information award, for Department of Children's Services project.

Gannett company-wide award 2012 for Watchdog Journalism

Associated Press Managing Editors 2010 International Perspective First Place for "The Borders Within," as well as Public Service Honorable Mention for investigation into troubled children's psychiatric hospital

2009 and 2010 winner, with staff, of the Virginia Press Association's highest award: the Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service.

Virginia Press Association 2008, 2009, and 2010 awards for crime, investigative, breaking news, and feature writing

2011 Robert Novak Fellow

Michigan Collegiate Press Association "Journalist of the Year" 2008

Chips Quinn Scholar, Class of 2007

Civil Rights Project DCS project
Borders Within Multimedia
Friday, February 08, 2008
Multimedia archive
Tennessean multimedia

:: Muralist: 'I believe in Nashville'
:: Mural comes crashing down

I Believe in Nashville video

:: Race day in rural Davidson and Metro 50th Project

Union Hill Raceway Tennessee

:: Polar Plunge 2013

Nashville Polar Plunge 2013 video

:: Couchsurfing pairs songwriter and world traveler

Couchsurfing movie clip Nashville

Little League World Series 2012:
Goodlettsville Little League World Series win
A hero's welcome
Scenes from the Series
The game-day walk
Team loose before national championship
Team Parents: What will they remember?
Team Parents: Hometown support gives boost
Top play makes it to ESPN
:: Kingston Springs battered by storms and Couple escapes harm

Tennessee tornado damage

:: Nashville mayor rides bike to support program
:: Report reveals difficulties for TN children
:: 98 years later

Project: Nashville Self-Portrait

Storify presentations
The Story of Black Friday (in tweets)
Michelle Obama creates buzz in rare visit
Tennessee reacts to early-morning Amber Alert
Dolly Parton announces amusement park to fanfare
Anime, horror fans flock to Nashville

Interactive Timelines
Parks plagued by gang crime
Tennessee Walking Horse Industry (contributing)

News Virginian multimedia (links unavailable)
:: Cortes de Nico
:: Frank's had flair
:: Across the Miles
:: Evidence of a killing
:: Reassessments in Craigsville are booming (Video)

Star Tribune video projects

During three months at the Star Tribune, I completed the reporting and production on the following video projects:
July 8: Tiny idea, big wheel shows Tiny URL creator Kevin Gilbertson practicing a synchronized unicycle routine with the Twin Cities Unicycle Club. Story.

July 19: Old-time baseball features the Quicksteps baseball team, which plays by 1860 rules.

July 26: Pilots build what they fly and take acrobatic flights. Story.

Aug. 7: Twin Cities musical saw players break out of their local venues with their wobbling and whirring instruments. Gig Saw story.

Aug. 14:
Security guard Roger Brown
turned a would-be boring job into one he loved. Story.

Hillsdale Collegian slideshows (links unavailable)

A marionette workshop
Joseph Cashore communicates emotion through motion. His performances include the music of Ralph Vaughn Williams, Antonio Vivaldi, Ludwig van Beethoven and Aaron Copland.

Freshman Xingshuo Liu walks around campus quiet and innocent, even sweet. But when it comes to the game "Go," Liu admits she's not afraid to get aggressive - and even a little mean.

Five weeks ago, sheltered from the snow and freezing cold, Hillsdale College Horticulturalist Angie Girdham began sowing the seeds that will make this year's May 10 commencement beautiful.

Inside the Star Lab

Bluegrass Jam 

Alex de Grassi
 Fingerstyle guitar innovator Alex de Grassi punctuated a busy Friday on campus with a guitar master class and a performance in Markel Auditorium for a capacity audience.

Last meal in Curtiss
With the opening of the new Grewcock Student Union, complete with new student dining facilities, The Collegian documented the last meal served in Curtiss Dining Hall.

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