TONY ZARRELLA - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports


A two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Tony Zarrella joined 19 Action News in 2006, and anchors the weeknight 6pm and 11pm sportscasts on CBS19, as well as "Sports Extra" on WUAB, My43 at 10:45pm.  He's also the host of  the"Tailgate 19" Browns pre-game show on Sundays throughout the football season.

Tony began his career in Midland, Texas in 1987, where he covered the rescue of little Jessica McClure from a backyard well.  Since then, he's been fortunate enough to land a front-row seat to some of the most memorable moments in sports, covering Super Bowls, multiple Stanley Cup Finals, American and National League Championship Series, Heavyweight championships, numerous NCAA tournaments, and the Olympics.

A native of Boston, and graduate of Emerson College, Tony has also worked in Denver, Pittsburgh, Miami, Syracuse and Providence. He is very active in the community, dedicating his time to the Upside of Downs, and has started charity events for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Tony lives on the West Side with his wife Denise, daughter Gianna, son Anthony, and dogs Buddy and Skoobie.  

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