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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, January 17, 2014
Vintage book covers: Illustrations
Flood Friday Lois Lenski book cover

These four illustrated book covers come from a variety of sources. We found "Flood Friday," along with some other Lois Lenski books, from a local collector/bookseller. The "Gravity" book below, one of my favorites in our house, came from a good friend who frequents estate sales.

The last book included here probably has the best book title I know (there's one that competes, which I'll mention in a moment). The book, "What Kinda Cactus Izzat?" has special meaning to my wife and I, because I proposed to her inside a cactus and succulent greenhouse in Michigan. We've had an affinity for cacti ever since.

Gravity vintage book

Shining Bridges vintage book cover

What Kinda Cactus Izzat?

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