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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
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Waiting on a print
The waiting began when the last lead ran dry.

Despite an identifying fingerprint, in blood, lifted by Waynesboro police from the scene of an August 2000 strangulation murder, the case went cold when routine comparisons of the print to others in a nationwide database eight years failed to produce a match in eight years.

“My feeling is, some day, we’re gonna get a call from the lab with a print,” said Sgt. Michael Wilhelm, an investigator with the Waynesboro Police Department for 13 years. “I just hope it comes before I retire.”

Investigators say unsolved crimes never get put away for good, but they become “inactive” without new leads, at which point police must wait for tipsters or new technology. Or luck.

Read about Augusta County cold cases at Story layout.

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