Tony Geftos (Journalist)

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Tony Geftos is a highly acclaimed journalist, boasting two Emmy awards and a notable stint as the president of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors from 2018 to 2019.

His journey at WTVG-TV commenced in June 2000, where he is renowned for his role in presenting “The Restaurant Report Card,” a weekly segment during the evening news.

Furthermore, Tony takes the helm of Toledo’s sole one-hour Noon Newscast, a duty he diligently carries out on Thursdays and Fridays. On weekends, you can catch him co-anchoring the “13abc Action News Weekend Mornings” alongside McKenzie Kuehnlein, from 6:00-8:00 AM and again from 9:00-10:00 AM.

Beyond the newsroom, Tony extends his knowledge as an adjunct instructor at The University of Toledo, imparting wisdom in subjects like Television Production, Writing for Media, and Public Presentations.

In his leisure hours, Tony’s passions include playing the alto saxophone in the Polish American Concert Band, serving as a Master of Ceremonies for various fundraisers, and cherishing moments with his wife and two children.

Tony’s educational journey began at Riverview Community High School, located approximately 40 minutes north of Toledo in downriver Detroit. He takes pride in his status as an alumnus of Western Michigan University, where he played a significant role as a four-year member of the Bronco Marching Band and contributed to the radio evolution at 89.1 FM WIDR, Kalamazoo.

Before gracing the screens in Toledo, Tony’s career path took him to diverse corners of the United States. He worked as an interpretive ranger at the Silent City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho and contributed to the Times-News in Twin Falls, ID. His journey continued in television as a reporter at KGWC-TV in Casper, WY, where he met his future wife while playing leading roles in a Stage III Community Theatre production of “I Hate Hamlet.” His second broadcasting gig was at KKFX-TV in Santa Barbara, CA.

In addition to his journalism career, Tony displayed his creative side by publishing two children’s books, inspired by his experience enduring adult chickenpox on Valentine’s Day. These delightful books, “The Heart-Shaped Pox” and “A Plague of Heart-Shaped Pox,” feature illustrations by the talented local cartoonist Don Lee.

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