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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
Saturday, October 11, 2008
September fires
'We're alive.'
Sept. 22, 2008

The sheriff, barefooted, told his wife to get out of the house before he grabbed keys to his truck, backed it from the garage, and brought out Abby and the family’s second dog, Wolf, a German shepherd.

Neighbors awoke to what sounded like banging and clanging, then exploding windows and Liz Fisher’s voice.

Read the full story of the fire at Sheriff Fisher's in The News Virginian.

Blaze torches body shop
Sept. 16, 2008

Burrow, who had owned the body shop for seven years, was eating lunch around noon at the Waffle Inn in Verona when he received a call about the fire.

“I came over the hill and I could see the black smoke,” Burrow said. “In fact, I followed a fire truck here from Verona.”

Read the full story of the body shop blaze in The News Virginian.

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