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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
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
260 North Commerce
Rosanne Weber
WAYNESBORO - Inside 260 N. Commerce Ave., sticky and crumbling apartment walls are divided only by dark doors with coarse, glassless peepholes. Outside, a toy-strewn yard hosts drunken, drug-induced fights.

Yet despite almost daily police visits and frequent arrests, many tenants see recent policy changes bringing peace and quiet.

Others are just getting away from the place that’s OK for living, “if you’re strong enough,” a six-year tenant said.

Those on the move are avoiding a new landlord who introduced an aggressive eviction mentality and code of conduct early this year, just after a spurt of violence.

Due in court today are three men: David Sanchez, 20; Isaias Rojas, 22; and Jose Sanchez-Aregin, 20, charged with robbing a fourth man of beer and beating him with a baseball bat Dec. 19.

Read the full story at NewsVirgnian.com.
:: The attack (Piku's rip-roaring account)
:: Piku charged
:: Birthday stabbing
:: Sentencing

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