Tony Arnold

Editor, Government and Politics
Tony Arnold covers Illinois state politics for WBEZ. His investigations have ranged from a sprawling federal corruption probe into Commonwealth Edison’s lobbying activities to multiple Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks at the Quincy veterans’ home that resulted in the deaths of more than a dozen residents. He’s also covered Illinois’ unprecedented two-year state budget impasse, Chicago mayoral elections, national political conventions, and he’s edited the daily news desk. He’s won numerous local and national awards for his reporting. 
Tony has a B.A. in American Studies from Miami University. He previously worked at WNIJ in DeKalb, IL and WMUB in Oxford, OH. His first job in journalism was as a stringer, recording stats for local high school sports.

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