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Tony Ganzer

Author, Kneading Journalism

Professional Bio

I’ve been a writer, award-winning journalist, podcaster, and international communications professional for nearly 20 years in the U.S. and Europe. My book "Kneading Journalism: Essays on baking bread and breaking down the news" was published in 2023.

My past journalism work appeared on, among others, NPR, the BBC, PRI, Deutsche Welle, Unabridged Press, and Swissinfo. I’ve also produced a vlog series on bread baking and storytelling, and I created the award-winning Faith Full Podcast. In January 2022, I began a global content leader role for a major professional services firm.

Until December 2021, I was afternoon anchor for the NPR station in Cleveland, overseeing the most listened-to day part. The Ohio AP Media Editors honored me as “Best Anchor/Host” for work in 2020.

From 2010-2013 I was a Zurich-based correspondent for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation’s English-language service World Radio Switzerland. I previous experience at KJZZ in Phoenix, and the Northwest News Network.

I worked with German public media outlets during the year-long Robert Bosch Fellowship for Young American Leaders, and with Deutsche Welle as an Arthur F. Burns Fellow. I was also named a "NextGen Leader" by the German Marshall Fund in 2021.

I earned an M.B.A from Youngstown State University, with an emphasis in digital marketing, and an M.A. in International Relations and World Order (with Merit) from the University of Leicester. I earned my B.Sc. in Journalism from the University of Idaho.

My journalism work received honors from the Religion Newswriters Association (RNA), Arizona AP Broadcasters Association, Ohio AP Media Editors, and the Catholic Media Association; and garnered a second place National Headliner Award in 2017; three Edward R. Murrow awards from the RTDNA in 2014; a third place National Headliner Award in 2014; five Edward R. Murrow awards in 2013; among others.

University of Idaho 2005 B.Sc. Journalism
University of Leicester 2014 M.A. International Relations and World Order
Youngstown State University 2022 M.B.A.
2006 Best Use of Sound | Arizona AP Broadcasters
2013 Best Audio Cont. Coverage | Edward R. Murrow Award
2013 Best Writing | Edward R. Murrow Award
2013 Best Audio Breaking News | Edward R. Murrow Award
2013 & 2014 Best Audio Feature | Edward R. Murrow Award
2013 & 2014 Best Audio News Series | Edward R. Murrow Award
2014 Best Human Interest 3rd | National Headliner Award
2014 Best Use of Sound | Edward R. Murrow Award
2015 Best Human Interest | The Press Club of Cleveland
2015 Best Documentary | Ohio AP Media Editors
2016 & 2018 Best Documentary | The Press Club of Cleveland
2017 Best News Series 2nd | National Headliner Award
2020 Best Anchor/Host | Ohio AP Media Editors
2020 Best Podcast (Honorable Mention) | Gabriel Awards
2021 Hot Topic (Honorable Mention) | Gabriel Awards
2023 Best Podcast (Runner-up) | Gabriel Awards
2023 Best Podcast Episode (Runner-up) | Gabriel Awards
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