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Tony Ganzer

Cleveland, OH, USA
Journalist and Host, WCPN — WCPN-FM (Cleveland, OH)
Covers:  immigration, human interest, ohio politics, ethnic communities, urban issues, economy, religion, asylum realities
Doesn't Cover: breaking business news, wonky policy without human faces, quarterly earnings

Journalist & intl broadcaster. Host @WCPN. Was @srgssr, @BoschFellowship, @kjzzphoenix. MA Intl Relations @uniofleicester. Polyglot. PGP

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I am an award-winning journalist and international broadcaster, with over a decade as a reporter, producer, and anchor. My radio, video, and web contributions have been published by, among others, NPR, the BBC, PRI, Deutsche Welle, and Swissinfo.

Currently I’m the afternoon host for Cleveland’s N...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Aside internships in school, I was a fill-in reporter in Olympia, WA for the Northwest News Network. I am ever thankful for that break!

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Different things, to different people. I see a journalist as an über-citizen, deeply engaged in wanting to make society better with info.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

With personalized engagement. Please realize a radio report needs characters, scenes, and sounds, and not just figures and talking heads.