As host of Radio M, Tony explores world cultures and people through music and sounds. As Midday Host for WBEZ, Tony serves as the lead news anchor and host during WBEZ's midday programming. In addition, Tony produces the weekly Global Notes music segment for Worldview.
Tony joined WBEZ in 1990 as an intern for the former program Mara Tapp Show, later becoming associate producer. He has served as a news correspondent, Arts Editor, and local host of Morning Edition, before becoming host of Passport, now called Radio M.
Tony has also participated in three fellowship programs at NPR in Washington and worked at NPR's Cultural Desk, producing pieces for the network's national news programs.
Tony has received an Edward R. Murrow Award, three Lisagor Awards, a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and an Associated Press Award for his documentary Unlocking the Closet: Stories of Coming Out Later in Life.
Tony has a B.A. in radio/journalism from Columbia College. He currently teaches part-time at Loyola University Chicago.
A native of Chicago, Tony resides in Oak Park and has three children–Julian, Alex and Matt.