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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.

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Much of Middle Tennessee had enough snow Tuesday to warrant legitimate sledding. WPLN’s Tony Gonzalez caught up with families in Shelby Park and produced this audio postcard.

Snow has moved out of Middle Tennessee, but single-digit temperatures will turn most of the snow and sleet into ice Tuesday night, especially on the roads. Most school districts in Middle Tennessee have called another snow day but afternoon sunshine kick-started the melting of hillsides and may hinder Wednesday's sledding.

  

Nashville Crime Stoppers
NashvilleCrimeStoppers.com

Nashville’s crime tip service has long relied on anonymous callers — but a recent upgrade means that eyewitness photos, videos and recordings can now be passed to police detectives.

Nashville bus
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Nashville’s city bus drivers and fleet mechanics are raising concerns about maintenance problems and workplace safety, and they are likely to stage a protest one day next week at the peak of rush hour.

Nashville bus
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Organized with matching shirts, stickers and consistent talking points, a diverse coalition turned out Tuesday night in support of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s mass transit proposal.

Mayor Megan Barry nashville
Mayor's Office of Nashville

There’s been a steady stream of Nashville transportation announcements lately, along with studies and op-ed articles. Now the public gets the chance to comment on the city’s multi-billion-dollar mass transit proposal.

The Lab Franklin ice hockey
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

It has become harder in Middle Tennessee to find available ice rinks for youth hockey — reaching a point in which existing sheets of ice are regularly put to use until past midnight and prompting even Bridgestone Arena to occasionally open its pro-caliber rink to youth games.

Nashville implosion
Julieta Martinelli / WPLN

After a short delay, an iconic downtown Nashville tower will be imploded on Saturday morning, sending off the former LifeWay office known for its monumental embedded cross.

Metro Council gallery
Metro Nashville Network

The public spoke out to the Metro Council for more than two hours on Tuesday night about proposed short-term rental regulations. The council’s preliminary response shows that at least some new restrictions are likely on platforms such as Airbnb, but there’s still a push to do more.

short term rentals Nashville map
data.nashville.gov

Nashville’s intense debate over how to regulate short-term rental properties once again goes before the Metro Council on Tuesday night. The public will make comments for and against services like Airbnb.

The Roadies Nashville soccer
Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

Major League Soccer has issued its vote of confidence that Nashville can support a top-level team. They’ve said the demographics look good on paper — with millennials and a large, soccer-inclined immigrant population — but there’s still much to do to build the fan base, which will be crucial for the franchise.

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