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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
Sunday, October 26, 2008
A pain too familiar

Andy Coffman still wears his daughter’s high school ring on a chain around his neck.

It came by mail two days after her funeral in March following the crash that took her life at 16. Consoling calls come as often as he prays — every day — and an aunt still sends cards each week.

“Without family, I couldn’t make it,” the Verona man said. “There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t cry.”

Three Augusta County families this year have experienced Coffman’s heartache...

Read the full story on teen driving fatalities and about the boy with the "biggest heart" at

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by Tony @ 11:10 PM, : comments: 1
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11:05 AM  
Blogger Daniel Silliman: That story could have been really mawkish -- but it was good. Nice job, handling that.

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