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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
Friday, July 23, 2010
Zoning changes would smooth cityscape
By Tony Gonzalez
The News Virginian

Waynesboro officials and developers are seeing green in the city’s future.

More trees and shrubs, fewer expansive asphalt parking lots and reduced lighting are among aesthetic changes suggested in a proposed zoning rewrite available in full in today’s newspaper.

The updates address ordinances left untouched for 50 years.

The new ordinance book is simpler. It reduces uncertainty, and therefore risk, for developers, officials said.

It also beefs up requirements for landscaping and buffers between unlike properties, frees up parking requirements and adds some flexibility, officials and developers said.

The News Virginian asked the Planning Department to take a look at the newspaper’s current building at 1300 W. Main St. to answer the question: If the structure were built under the new ordinance, what would need to change?

Read the full story at NewsVirginian.com.

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