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

  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

  Dre’mont Jones’ biggest fan a former fierce competitor himself

Lindor leads All-Star Ambassadors

Cleveland Browns tack on three undrafted free agents to roster

Cleveland Browns DB Greedy Williams not backing off Super Bowl prediction (video)

Dorsey: Duke still “vital part of this offense”

  A Survival Story: Luke Fazekas’ inspiring journey

Grbac returns to coach Alma mater

‘I didn’t like the backstabbing’: Magic Johnson abruptly quits LA Lakers

“Dealin’” John Dorsey continues to build contender

Cavs mess with Texas, but come up short in San Antonio

Baker vs. Brady in Prime time? I’m in!

To Win or Not To Win? That is The Cavs’ Question

  Cleveland State swimming coach resigns amid investigation into drug use by athletes

Beckham to Browns: Biggest trade in Cleveland sports history?

Browns tender Higgins, two others

The Ultimate Goal

Suns are better than Cavs...at losing

  Tribe legend Kenny Lofton weighs in on Manny Machado, Trevor Bauer and clubhouse politics

  Straight from the heart: Browns’ Carrie tells of life-changing surgery

  Former Westlake basketball star proves you can go home again

  Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie speaks from the heart about his near-death journey

Cleveland Cavs win...or did they lose?

  Lindor expected to miss Opening Day

The LeBron Effect: Lakers finding out what Cavs already knew