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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
Monday, January 01, 2007
:: The News Virginian
:: The Star Tribune
:: The Detroit News
:: Toledo Free Press
:: Jackson Citizen Patriot
:: Hillsdale Daily News
:: Pioneer Press
:: The Collegian
:: Multimedia page
 :: Team riled over altered report; Folo
:: Two troubled lives (PDF)
:: 'That street life'
:: Agent unleashed tirade
:: 200 pages detail cruelty
:: Abuse cited at Liberty Point
:: Alert system lacking at senior apt.

:: Across the Miles I, II, III
:: Gig saw: tool takes center stage
:: Sentence tests 'soul mates'
:: Marvin H. Cochran
:: The Can Man
:: Lost freight business booms

Breaking News
:: Gunfire kills woman
:: Lost and Found; No wrong turns
:: Arrest looms in '67 murder case
:: 'We're alive'
:: Teen killing (PDF)

:: Sewage leaks spur borrowing
:: City cuts recycling (PDF)
:: City omitted licenses
:: Waynesboro's big empty boxes
:: Councilors balk at tax collector pitch
:: Board violated open gov't law

Law and Courts
:: 12-year saga ends in court:: Ex hired 'hitman'
:: Rocketry appeal heats up; Another legal blast
:: Taxidermy case tests law
:: 'People's' attorney down, out
:: Editor cites Privacy Protection Act
:: Century behind bars

:: Crowd urges board to work with staff (PDF)
:: Parents hear schools plan
:: Bead Learning (PDF)
:: Gap persists between girls, boys
:: President: EMU 'got it wrong' (PDF)
:: 'Giving back' translates (PDF)

:: Grim news shakes workers
:: Property values are booming
:: Cultivated niche
:: Developers chosen for WSH

By Topic
Accountability: Neighbor: Sheriff aware of trouble at stabbing site; Folo
Ag: Corn farmers brace for loss (PDF)
Aviation: Chopper down; Pilot bruised
Bears: Desperate bears take goats
Beat: 260 N. Commerce Ave.
Blizzard: snow record, ride-along
Bridges: Big projects arrive 
Cruelty: Horses abused 1 and 2 and 3 and 4
Dam Demolition: Part 1 and Part 2

Development: Group chosen for WSH site
A beagle named 'Buddy'

Drowning: Rescuer speaks and Silver Linings

Election: Treasurer 1 and 2 and 3
Exclusive: Woman won't be tried
: Residents displaced
Fugitive: Strange, wild ride
Immigration: Across the Miles 
Love triangle: Hearing ends sordid tale

Mass Layoffs: Mohawk and Invista 
Narrative: Bat attackers go for beer
Obituary: Standard Setter
Oddity: 11-year-old driver testifies
Oddity: Bowling ball thief
Oddity: No gold at rainbow's end 
Oddity: Suspect 'foggy' from drugs
Pursuit: Anatomy of a chase; Policy violated
Records: Board suspends doctor's license
Roads: Traffic re-routed for bridge swap
Rollover crash:
Young singer killed
Search: Man found after 9 hours

Timeline: Suspects' antics drew attention
Veterans: Toyoko Belcher
VFW: Generational Divide
Water: Results 'a warning'

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