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’ Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt ‘the key to our offense,' says Jarvis Landry

Former Buckeye Chase Young bringing sack attack to Cleveland

Browns defense gets “huge spark” with return of multiple starters

Cleveland Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr: ‘I care about one thing--winning’

Cleveland Browns boot kicker Austin Seibert after missed opportunities in Baltimore

Jarvis: Playing football again “a great, great feeling”

Baker Mayfield: “Everything happens for a reason”

Berry, Stefanski weighing tough decisions on eve of cuts

  Denzel Ward aiming towards another Pro Bowl ... and wins

  Former Akron Zip making his move for Browns

  Rookies making an impact on both sides of the ball

  Clevinger reacts to being sent to Padres

  Myles Garrett: “It’s different this time”

Will the Browns be ready for season opener?

  Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. ‘just ready to go'

  Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski calls Sunday’s false-positive coronavirus tests a ‘bad dream'

  Avon Lake, Avon prepping to renew rivalry in Week One

  Chubb and Hunt: The NFL’s best 1-2 punch

Case Keenum ‘very impressed’ with Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield

  Njoku happy to be with Browns “for the time being”

  Cleveland Browns ready to ‘hit the reset button'

  Miocic ready for another showdown with Cormier

Fields, other college stars not going to get wish

  Tom Hamilton to call all Cleveland Indians games from the corner of Carnegie and Ontario

  Garrett continues to share the wealth

  Why the Browns are paying Garrett sooner than later

  Stylish masks with a CLE flair

  Football in the fall? Maybe, maybe not

  Cleveland Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger now in visitor’s locker room ... in a mask

Tretter: NFL season in jeopardy