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

Stefanski to meet with OBJ on Thursday

Omar falls short of Hall of Fame again, but numbers are climbing

Former Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell snubbed again. Good.

Former Browns VP of player personnel Andrew Berry considered ‘favorite’ to become Browns GM

Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians agree to $17.5 million salary to avoid arbitration

Cavs work overtime to put away Pistons

Is the Rooney Rule working during the NFL head coach hiring process?

Cleveland Cavaliers still don’t know how to close

McDaniels the favorite head coach for Cleveland Browns, but still no lock

Browns lose to Bengals in season finale

“Freddie definitely is the guy for this job”

Cavs hold off Hawks, win 3rd straight

Is Baker Mayfield to blame for the Cleveland Browns’ struggles?

Oh Canada! Cavs fall to Raptors

  Kareem Hunt questions Cleveland Browns teammates’ efforts in loss to Arizona Cardinals

Browns lose to the Cardinals 38-24 in a must-win game; Jarvis Landry and Freddie Kitchens exchange words on the sideline

Whole lotta Love in San Antonio

  Jarvis Landry: OBJ ‘doesn’t want to leave’ Cleveland Browns

Boomer Sooner: It’s Mayfield vs. Murray

Browns won’t shut OBJ down

Brutal stretch continues for Cavaliers

Odell: ‘I couldn’t say whether I want to be here’

Mum’s the word when it comes to Randall

Baker “should be fine”

Browns are back in the Hunt

Baker: Richard Sherman has no “vendetta”

Baker Mayfield fires back at critics: ‘Whatever’ (video)

Browns place David Njoku on Injured Reserve

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield : ‘I need to play better’

Tony’s Top 3 Takeaways from Browns win