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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, October 25, 2010
Train club packs tracks
Children play baseball amid Jack Ward's model train city housed inside the Augusta County Railway Museum, which will move locations soon.
By Tony Gonzalez
The News Virginian

The carousel, the brewery and the skyscraper all have to go.

Moving day is approaching for the structures made in miniature to match model trains that buzz by in sizes small, smaller and smallest inside the Augusta County Railroad Museum in Waynesboro.

After three years in a retail space next to Kroger on Arch Avenue, the model train club must move by spring, when the grocery store will add a gas station and drive-thru pharmacy and demolish the mostly vacant adjoining spaces.

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