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Tony Gonzalez

Enterprise Reporter

Tony Gonzalez, a reporter in Nashville since July 2011, covers city news, features inspiring people, and seeks out offbeat stories. He’s also an award-winning juggler and hot chicken advocate who lives in East Nashville with his wife, a professional bookbinder. During his time at The Tennessean newspaper, his investigative reporting and feature stories were honored in the state and nationally. Gonzalez grew up near Chicago and came to Nashville after three years reporting and editing at Virginia's smallest daily newspaper, The News Virginian.

Curious Nashville peace sign puppetry
Kara McLeland

It’s becoming something of a tradition — adapting a Curious Nashville podcast episode into a live stage performance. With puppets.

File photo / WPLN

Former Sgt. Robert Forrest, a 31-year police force veteran, will have his city pension reduced after the Metro Benefits Board recalculated his earnings. It's one of the punishments that has been finalized following the extramarital affair between Nashville’s former mayor and the head of her security detail. 

NAACP Nashville
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The prosecution of a Nashville police officer will begin to make its way through the court system at the same time that advocates are campaigning for the creation of a citizen board to review police misconduct.

The groups in favor of creating that board largely celebrated the officer’s arrest as one form of accountability, but say they still want a community oversight board.

Shalina Chatlani / WPLN

The charge of homicide brought Thursday against a Nashville police officer drew immediate reactions online, as well as emotional statements from community groups and officials.

Music Row Nashville
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Rapid change along Nashville’s Music Row has raised concerns among preservationists and the music industry that gave the area its name. But after about three years of slow going, Metro’s city planners and a group of Row leaders are finally making progress on specific new rules and incentives.

The intent is to guide development of the area and to encourage music businesses to remain on — or return to — the Row.

Nashville bus downtown
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Nashville’s city bus fleet has been described as aging and unreliable, but Metro transit officials say a rapid sequence of upgrades will soon make it one of the most modern in the country.

Bobby's Idle Hour Nashville Music Row
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

It’s been four years since Nashvillians rallied to save RCA Studio A from demolition. But in the time since then, other redevelopments have continued to change the Music Row neighborhood, perpetuating a tussle between competing visions of preserving and developing the prominent area.

Getting approval for a pro soccer stadium was a big win this month for the sport’s supporters in Nashville. But the Metro Council’s decision came with an important last-minute assist.

Dion Hinchcliffe / Flickr

Nashville’s downtown horse carriage companies are having trouble getting along.

FILE / Yellow Rose Society

Nashville’s main downtown library has approved the creation of a permanent collection dedicated to the city’s role in ratifying the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed American women the right to vote.