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

  Carson Wentz and Eagles still concern Browns

Jarvis Landry still looking for end zone

  Browns place Chris Hubbard on reserve/Covid-19 list

  Baker Mayfield facing big test in second half of season

Cleveland Indians Shane Bieber runs away with American League Cy Young Award

Browns activate Baker Mayfield from reserve/Covid-19 list

Several key Browns players return to practice

  Cleveland State Vikings feeling more than a rebuild. They’re feeling a resurgence

  Report: Cleveland Indians intend to trade Francisco Lindor before Opening Day

Cleveland State Vikings announce 2020-2021 hoop schedules

Browns GM: “We are really happy with the team that we have”

  Cleveland Browns receive good news on Myles Garrett

Cleveland Browns show caution, work remotely after player experiences Covid-19 symptoms

  Myles Garrett “ready to go” against Raiders despite ankle injury

Kareem Hunt focused on only numbers that matter: Wins and touchdowns

Hooray for Hollywood!

Nick Chubb could be one game away from returning

Baker Mayfield: Comments about being better off without OBJ are ‘completely insensitive’

  Browns react to OBJ’s season-ending injury (video)

  “Tailgate” analysts tackle OBJ antics

Myles Garrett ready for rematch with ‘great young talent’ Joe Burrow

Jarvis Landry battling through broken rib

Baker Mayfield: “I don’t give a damn what they say”

  Cleveland Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski: ‘I learned a lesson in a hard way’

  Odell Beckham Jr. tests negative for COVID-19

Cleveland Browns leaving ‘Myles vs. Mason’ incident in past

  Greedy goes on IR; other Browns players banged up

Browns to be without Larry Ogunjobi vs. Colts

  The NFL and the Covid crisis

Landry grateful to team up with “very special” Beckham