Tony Grossi is a popular and respected American sports journalist as well as television and radio personality. He worked as an on-air host, reporter, and analyst for ESPN Cleveland (WWGK and WKNR AM 850.) He was recently suspended over negative remarks he made while on air but was reinstated a few weeks later.
The journalist also previously worked for the regional sports network SportsTime Ohio. Interestingly, he has served at the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.
- Full name: Anthony Grossi
- Year of birth: 1958
- Tony Grossi height: 5' 6"
- Gender: Male
- Tony Grossi Twitter: @TonyGrossi
He was born in 1958 in Cleveland. Now Tony Grossi age is 62 years. He attended high school and graduated in 1976. He later attended Ohio University and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in journalism.
Tony Grossi career
Upon graduating from university, he commenced working as a sports reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In 1984, he was promoted to a full-time Browns beat reporter. His contribution as a reporter at Brown's led to the Plain Dealer bagging the Ohio Associated Press Award three times in 2007, 2010, and 2011.
He also won various honors for the Best Game Story in 2007. In 2012, during a discussion on Randy, he tweeted that he viewed him as "pathetic" and "the world's most irrelevant billionaire". As a result, he was removed from the Browns beat and reassigned to different duties at the radio station. Tony Grossi ESPN Cleveland's career kick-started after covering the Browns for 30 years.
Throughout his career, he has received several awards including:
- Named Ohio Sportswriter of the Year by NSSA in 1987
- Named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors
- In 2004, he authored Tales From the Browns Sideline
- In 2007, he became part of the new regional cable sports network SportsTime Ohio as an analyst
Who is Tony Grossi wife?
He is married to Carolyn Grossi, a former television reporter, and public relations specialist. She is the founder of Little Flower Products LLC, which is a brand that creates fun educational and financial products for young ones. She is also the founder of Princess Money Manager for young girls and The Superstar Money Manager for young boys. She has also authored two books for children known as A Superstar Loves to Save, and A Princess Loves to Save.
Tony Grossi podcast
The radio presenter is popular for his podcast on ESPN known as Hey Tony with Tony Grossi. His wisdom and insight on various matches are impeccable as he has garnered competence and knowledge of the game.
Tony Grossi suspended
On February 25, 2020, Tony Grossi and Baker Mayfield had a little misunderstanding, which led to the reporter being suspended for an indefinite time. WKNR suspended Grossi after referring to Baker, Brown's quarterback, using derogatory terms, during a conversation about the team. The sports reporter later apologized for the incident through a statement posted on Twitter.
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A few weeks after being suspended, he was reinstated to work. He also apologized numerous times for his statement and claimed that the experience was traumatizing and changed him.
Tony Grossi is an award-winning man whose contribution to the sports arena cannot go unnoticed. He has covered the Browns for about 30 years, which is a great achievement. Despite the few challenges someone in his career position is likely to face, he is a role model for young people looking to venture into the sports arena.