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

  Miss the games? One local umpire does

Lost seasons but strong memories for local athletes

  Glenville High School graduate still aiming for Olympics

Local bowlers staying in a whole new lane

Keenum embracing role as Baker’s backup

How much do I miss sports?

Barkley tests negative for COVID-19

The world of sports, like everything else, is on hold

Gilmour Academy on verge of making history

Wildcats zero in on record 5th straight hockey title

Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter elected new NFLPA president

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield to be honored with statue at University of Oklahoma

Pay college players? “It’s coming”

Porter sidelined ... again

Sexton lights it up again ... in another loss

Carrasco passes test, ready for fresh start

Depleted Cavs out of tune vs. Jazz

Schobert deserves to get paid. Here’s why

Another day, another blow to Indians’ arms

Young Bull leads Cavs past Sixers

QB or not QB? Browns looking for backups

Browns at Combine, but big decisions loom at home

Tribe awaiting word on Carrasco

“Vulnerable” Beilein explains departure to team

Van Pelt believes Baker’s future is bright

Is there any hope of keeping Frankie?

Browns release TE Harris, three others

Cavs head into All-Star break on high note

“Rising Star" Collin Sexton headed to All-Star Weekend

Myles Garrett meets with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, expected to be reinstated soon