Tony Zarrella

Tony Zarrella

Sports Director

Cleveland, Ohio

A three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Tony Zarrella joined our team in 2006, and anchors the weeknight 6 p.m.and 11 p.m. sportscasts, as well as Sports Extra at 10:45 p.m.

He's also the host of the "Tailgate 19" Browns pregame 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 Up Side 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.


Recent Articles by Tony

Cleveland Browns sizing up free agents, including their own

  Cleveland Indians president says team committed to building inclusive culture as sexual harassment investigation continues

  Cleveland Indians manager Francona responds to son’s remarks regarding former coach’s alleged behavior

J.J. Watt chooses sunshine over snow, and heads to Phoenix

Cleveland State Vikings living their hoop dreams in 2021

  Eddie Rosario ready to help Tribe after years of hurting them

  Jen Yorko leading the way in Lake County

Cavaliers announce Second Half schedule

  Francisco Lindor: “I didn’t give my best” to Indians last season

Cleveland State Vikings celebrating share of Horizon League title

  Terry Francona opens up about another health scare

Can cash-strapped Cleveland Indians still compete for a division title?

  Cleveland Indians ace Shane Bieber tests positive for Covid-19

  From trauma unit to basketball court, local woman making crucial calls

Charge coach does full court sprint home to see newborn son

  MAC Basketball Tournament will look different in 2021

Richmond Heights Spartans look forward to a new ‘Home Sweet Home’

  From Athens, Ohio to Super Bowl champ; Javon Hagan’s incredible journey

  Former Browns players remember Marty Schottenheimer

Measuring Tom Brady’s greatness: does any other athlete come close?

Chiefs’ chance at becoming a dynasty almost derailed by someone not even playing in the game

Former Browns head coach Marty Schottenheimer moved to hospice care

From Northeast Ohio to Tampa: How local stars are once again in the Super Bowl spotlight

Indians finalize Cesar Hernandez deal

  Brady and Gronk back in familiar territory, and they’re taking a new team with them

Former Browns GM John Dorsey heads to Detroit Lions

LeBron James sums up secret to his success last night: ‘Home cooking’

LeBron and Brady: Ageless Wonders

Cleveland Heights native and Chiefs TE Travis Kelce admits ‘I’m the enemy’ ahead of Browns game

  Kareem Hunt ready to take on former team, old friends