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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, May 09, 2009
Killer sought
Trailing a killer aided by more than a half-day’s head start, authorities Thursday tracked down an abandoned car in Waynesboro belonging to an elderly woman found stabbed to death in her home.

But the mystery remained over the slaying of Opal Page, 73, discovered Wednesday evening in a pool of blood inside her modest, single-story white house in the 7200 block of Rockfish Valley Highway.

The retired elementary school teacher’s aide tried to fight off her attacker after someone broke through a back door to get inside, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said.

The driver behind the wheel of her dark-green 1998 Chevrolet Malibu got a 15-hour jump on authorities, who searched by helicopter in a 10-mile radius of Page’s home Thursday afternoon and plugged her license plate number and vehicle description into a stolen-car database.

But the car was just one county away. A Waynesboro woman who had seen a report about the killing and the car on the television news called Waynesboro police just after 5 p.m. saying Page’s Malibu was parked in the 1000 block of B Street.

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