Tony Grossi is a radio/TV personality, author, and former newspaper sportswriter who works as an on-air host. And Cleveland Browns reporter/analyst for ESPN Cleveland (WKNR AM 850 and WWGK AM 1540). As well as for regional sports network SportsTime Ohio. Grossi also served as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.
Grossi was born and raised in the Cleveland area, and upon graduating high school since 1976, attended Ohio University. And there he graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism.
He then immediately after graduation began working for the Cleveland Plain Dealer as a sports reporter, and in 1984 became the full-time Browns beat reporter. Grossi was recognized for his work in 1987. And that was when he was named Ohio Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). Since 1994, Grossi was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors.
In 2004, Grossi would write his first book, titled Tales From the Browns Sideline, chronicling the history of the team as well as his own personal anecdotes from covering the Browns through the years.
Moreover, in 2007, Grossi would join the then new regional cable sports network SportsTime Ohio (STO) as an analyst on Browns themed programming.
In his role as Browns beat reporter and NFL insider, Grossi’s reports and columns contributed to the Plain Dealer becoming a three-time Ohio Associated Press Award winner for Best Daily Sports Section (since 2007, 2010, 2011 – Division V), as well as winning individual honors for Best Game Story in 2007.
In January 2012, Grossi – while discussing then Browns owner Randy Lerner’s reclusive nature and lack of success with the Browns – tweeted that he viewed Lerner as “pathetic” and “the world’s most irrelevant billionaire”.
- Full Name: Anthony Grossi
- Date of Birth: 1957
- Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio
- Occupation: Sportswriter, TV/radio host
- Awards: 1987 Ohio Sportswriter of the Year, 2007 AP Sportswriter Award
- Nationality: American
- Education: Ohio University
- Net Worth: $1 million USD
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