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

Baker Mayfield reaches out to Daniel Jones following critical comments in ‘GQ’ article (video)

Freddie fires back at “bullseye” question

Denzel Ward tackling concussion issues

Cleveland Browns not looking to bring in another kicker ‘right now,’ says Freddie Kitchens

Freddie’s just fine with that fighting spirit

Browns impressive in workout with Colts

There’s Odell, Jarvis ... and plenty of other good ‘catches’

Chad Thomas suffers neck injury

Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens ‘not concerned’ about Callaway’s behavior

4 things Nick Chubb has in common with Baker Mayfield

  Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt said Barley House incident was a ‘wake up call’

Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens responds to Bob Wylie’s criticism, vows to ‘immediately’ fire anyone leaking information (video)

Jaelen making Strong push at Browns camp

Should the Browns play Odell Beckham Jr. in the preseason?

OBJ’s versatility makes Browns’ offense dangerous

Will David Njoku turn out to be a ‘chief’ offensive leader for the Cleveland Browns?

Cleveland Browns already wearing full pads 2 days into camp

Jarvis Landry can’t help but swear with excitement about Odell Beckham Jr.'s catches at Cleveland Browns training camp

  Odell Beckham Jr. says he feels the excitement from fans around the Cleveland Browns

  Overlooking the Browns defense? That’s fine with them

  Ready, Freddie! Kitchens and Dorsey excited to kick off camp

  Progressive Field food vendor leaves ‘signature’ mark on hot dogs during MLB All-Star Game

The Cleveland Indians poised to make key contributions in MLB All-Star Game

Five players who should be on Cavs’ radar tonight

  Local author relives Tribe’s record streak

Cleveland Browns Coach Freddie Kitchens: The defense will be ‘the strength of this team’

Baker on Duke’s situation: “It’s self-inflicted”

Tribe goes for ‘high heat’ in MLB Draft

Freddie optimistic of landing McCoy

  Olmsted Falls’ adaptive lacrosse program targets children with special needs