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

Keenum embracing role as Baker’s backup

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

QB or not QB? Browns looking for backups

Van Pelt believes Baker’s future is bright

Stefanski to meet with OBJ on Thursday

Baker: Richard Sherman has no “vendetta”

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

Kareem Hunt banned from Browns facility during suspension

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

Freddie’s just fine with that fighting spirit

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

4 things Nick Chubb has in common with Baker Mayfield

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

OBJ’s versatility makes Browns’ offense dangerous

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

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