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

Who are the Top 5 current Cleveland athletes at their positions?

Former Cleveland Indians player Coco Crisp looks forward to first managing role

From tiny Tiffin University to the Dallas Cowboys: An unprecedented run

  Fan favorite Anderson Varejao will finish his career with Cavaliers

  Former Garfield Heights star signs with the Vikings

Browns fan gets opportunity of a lifetime at NFL Draft

Browns draft Toledo native in 4th Round of NFL Draft

Draft Memories: Josh Cribbs recalls advice that changed his football career

Browns pick up fifth-year options on Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward

  Draft Memories: From Division II to the NFL, Reggie Langhorne made the incredible leap

  NFL Draft Memories: First the wrong call came for Bob Golic, then the right call came

  It’s still a virtual world for the Browns this offseason

  Eric Metcalf recalls 1989 NFL Draft, and how he ended up in Cleveland

Browns release defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson

  Westlake’s JaQuan Hardy working his way right into NFL Draft

  Jadeveon Clowney looking forward to a lot of wins, and some ‘one-on-one’s’

  Coco Crisp experienced racial attacks from baseball fans

Browns going to meet with Jadeveon Clowney a second time

  Indians pitching isn’t the problem, as team struggles for early wins

  Best pinch-hit appearance during Indians home opener taking place in the bleachers

  Terry Francona: ‘We missed the fans maybe more than they missed being here’

  Zach Plesac already a step ahead in 2021

Malik Jackson bringing veteran presence, Super Bowl experience to Browns

  Justin Fields WOW’s ‘em at Buckeyes Pro Day

  Troy Hill looking to make impact, on and off the field

NFL to announce 17-game season

  Rashard “Hollywood” Higgins happy to be back with Browns

  Stipe Miocic ready to put UFC Heavyweight Title on the line again

Jadeveon Clowney in town to meet with Browns

Browns add yet another veteran to defense