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Tony Galli’s extensive journalistic career spanning over two and a half decades in Wisconsin has provided audiences with exclusive insights into the most significant stories of the day.
In 2008, Isthmus’ media critic described him as the preeminent investigative journalist in the area, stating, “Tony Galli is, by far, the finest in town, and the sole local TV reporter who instills fear in the hearts of government officials.”
The Capital Times also acknowledged Galli’s exceptional contributions, citing his impressive record of breaking stories. Some notable instances include exposing the state government’s accidental release of social security numbers, revealing a school district’s failure to report a teacher’s suspicious behavior to state authorities, and covering a local hospital’s million-dollar settlement related to a patient’s tragic death due to a drug error.
One of Tony’s most fulfilling roles has been serving as the host for WKOW’s local broadcasts during the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon. This endeavor supports vital local medical research, the acquisition of wheelchairs and other adaptive patient equipment, and enables Wisconsin children to attend summer camp in Kenosha County. Notably, Tony has dedicated time as a camp counselor at this camp.
In his personal life, Tony Galli is married to Kelly, a former member of the Dane County board of supervisors. Their son, John, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Tony’s journey brought him to Wisconsin from New York and California, though the exact date is a distant memory. He earned his degree in political science from San Diego State University, solidifying his foundation in the field.