Tony Gatto is an award winning-winning journalist based in New York City. Writing and reporting at the news site TonyGatto.com, Tony is a veteran of the broadcast news business, having held positions at CBS and ABC News.
His career began in 1980 as a desk assistant at WCBS Radio. He eventually worked his way up to associate news director. Along the way he gained experience in just about every aspect of broadcast news holding such positions as executive producer, managing editor, producer and newswriter.
Gatto joined ABC News in July of 1998 as Director, News and Sports Programming, responsible for daily network news coverage and New York newsroom operations. After serving in that capacity for two years, he was promoted to General Manager, Radio Operations for ABC News. Tony managed all domestic and international newsgathering, as well as planning, special events coverage and all network news operations. He was executive producer for many major stories, including War with Iraq, the death of Ronald Reagan, Vote 2004, 9/11 and the Impeachment of President Clinton.
During his career in local and network news, Tony has shared in numerous awards including a Columbia-duPont award and Peabody award for coverage of the 9/11 and the aftermath. He has also received awards from such distinguished organizations as the Radio Television News Directors Association, the Associated Press and the New York Press Club