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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, December 13, 2008
Everything I wrote this week
They timed their vacations with clairvoyance. The newsroom's two most veteran reporters (one TV, one newspaper) were on vacation this week when the stories (and rain) came pouring down upon us.

Twelve-hour workdays are nothing new to reporters, but this week, as rock 'n rollers would say, was somethin' else.

If you want to read, read these
:: Charge dropped against twice-tried mother
:: Closure
:: She danced with her entire body

Grouped by series
:: Solving a 1967 double-murder: 1 , 2, 3
:: Teen dancer killed on eve of show: 1, 2, 3, and slideshow

Everything I wrote this week
Monday
1. Wreck kills Verona man
2. Bus driver pleads guilty again
3. Arrest looms in'67 murder
Tuesday
4. He rattled his chains
5. Not guilty of impersonating officer
Wednesday
6. Grim news shakes workers (w/ package: 1, 2, 3, and design that caught a mention.)
7. Testimony pushes stabbing homicide to grand jury
8. Families of victims describe years of waiting
9. Charges dropped against mother
Thursday
10. Teen pedestrian rushed to hospital
11. Teen thug given 6 years
Friday
12. She danced with her entire body
13. Closure (page design)
Saturday
14. Therapy on pointe

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by Tony @ 1:16 PM, : comments: 2
Comments: 2

4:22 PM  
Blogger Chase Purdy: Crazy. Good stories though.

I had a lot of fun following your stories and checking in on the News Leader from time to time as well.

I feel like I'm pretty in touch with the communities my friends report on.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Katie G.: I think you need to change the formatting of this post.



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