As WBEZ’s Illinois politics reporter, Tony covers the political scene from Springfield to Chicago. He watches everything from the state legislature to Illinois government to statewide campaigns.
Tony came to WBEZ as a news intern, later becoming morning producer, general assignment reporter and interim editor of WBEZ's newscasts. His reports have been heard on NPR, Marketplace and several stations around the world, including the CBC, Radio New Zealand, Radio Wales and Radio Ireland.
Prior to joining WBEZ, Tony worked as a reporter for WNIJ 89.5 FM in DeKalb, IL, a producer for WMUB 88.5 FM in Oxford, Ohio and as a correspondent for The Lima News in Lima, Ohio.
Tony has a B.A. in American Studies from Miami University.
Originally from Elida, Ohio, Tony resides in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago.