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About
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.

Career
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.

Honors
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
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Word lists memorized, they're ready to play
Area Scrabble players prep for the national championship and a local tournament as Scrabble turns 60.

Tony Gonzalez

tgonzalez@startribune.com


When he laid down the word "atomize" next to a wide-open double-word score, some players called Jim Kramer "utterly insane." But it was the kind of risk that landed the Roseville man the title of defending national Scrabble champion -- that and meticulously studying lists of words.

Not all words, or any old words. Eight-letter words that contain four vowels. Anagrams. Six-letter stems that can become high-scoring eight-letter plays later.

"I'm kind of a dinosaur. I study things on paper, often on lists I made up," said Kramer, 49, who has played in every national championship since 1985.

He's one of about six area players who will compete today and Sunday...

Read the full story at startribune.com, and the sidebar Q & A with former champion Robert Watson.

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by Tony @ 11:12 AM, : comments: 1
Comments: 1

3:21 PM  
Blogger ju.: I like the Scrabble story -- you're staying true to your Hillsdale roots. Great articles all around though. Hope your having fun in MN.



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