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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
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Fanboys in Gotham City
The Star Tribune has a triple threat of Dark Knight coverage today, including a review by Colin Covert and two features I put together. First, I looked at the darker and more blemished superheroes making it onto the big screen in "Achilles' Angst," and then did a quick turn story on the midnight and wee-hour opening night showings of the film throughout the metro. That feature, which includes a 23-year-old fanboy, landed on A1.

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by Tony @ 9:26 PM, : comments: 2
Comments: 2

3:21 PM  
Blogger JHitts: I like the comment that says:

"A Triumph the Insult Comic Dog episode waiting to happen."

Did you actually go to talk to people in line? It didn't seem clear from the article.

2:18 AM  
Blogger Tony Gonzalez: No, I did not go to the lines. I wrote the story for the morning before the lines began. But I was able to track down a bunch of pre-sale buyers anyway.



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