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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 is the executive producer of the Curious Nashville podcast. He’s also an award-winning juggler who lives in East Nashville with his wife and daughter. 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.

Fort Negley Nashville
Jay Shah / WPLN

Archaeological evidence helped protect Nashville's Fort Negley from encroaching development last year. Now the city will look deeper into the ground in search of further Civil War and African American history.

Nashville Waffle House mass shooting
Julieta Martinelli / WPLN

Nashville’s city council took a symbolic step Tuesday to support the family of one victim of the 2018 mass shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch.

Nashville Metro Council
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

It's still early in the term for the newly seated Metro Council, but some key decisions are approaching.

The council will soon consider a proposed rate increase for Metro Water customers, and they heard strong support for the idea on Tuesday from Mayor John Cooper.

bus Nashville
File photo / WPLN

Since Nashville redrew and eliminated some bus routes on Sept. 29, there’s been a significant hiccup in getting that information into one popular travel app. 

Nashville Mayor John Cooper
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Nashville’s new mayor has rescinded an executive order from his predecessor that had discouraged city departments from cooperating with immigration enforcement. 

Belmont University debate president Bob Fisher
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

"Once again, the road to the White House runs through Belmont University." 

That's the wording on a banner unveiled Friday morning as the school announced it will host the third and final debate of the 2020 presidential election.

Music City Center
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

After just nine days in office, Nashville Mayor John Cooper has struck a deal with the city's Convention Center Authority to bring more money into the city budget. 

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

A man stumbled into a Nashville street and was killed by a WeGo bus on Thursday morning.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

As airstrikes hit Northern Syria and threaten Kurds, the situation is being watched with trepidation in Middle Tennessee. Nashville has long been a settling place for refugees, and is home to the largest Kurdish community in the U.S. 

John Cooper inauguration
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

There's no mystery about the top priority for the new Nashville Metro Council: Finding the money to pay for essential services in a growing city.