Anthony Marro

Anthony Marro 2004

Newsday

Tony Marro's first job in journalism was covering high school news and sports for the Rutland (Vermont) Herald from 1957 through 1960, while he was still in high school. He was named editor of Newsday in 1987. In between, he worked as a reporter for The Herald, Newsday, Newsweek and The New York Times. He returned to Newsday in 1979 as Washington Bureau Chief, and was named Managing Editor in 1981. He retired as editor and executive vice president in 2003.

As a reporter, he covered state government in Vermont and New York, spent ten years as a Washington correspondent, and for three years was a member of Newsday's Investigations Team. He reported extensively on Watergate, the FBI and the CIA, and was a member of reporting teams that won Pulitzer Prizes in 1970 and 1974, and numerous other awards.

He also has received awards from The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen for his reporting on the environment, from The American Bar Association for his reporting on questionable narcotics prosecutions, and from Penn State University and the University of Florida for his reporting on the media. In addition to the publications he has worked for, he also has written for The Washington Post, The Washington Star, The Nation, The New Republic, The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, New York magazine and The Columbia Journalism Review, and was a co-author of Beyond The Hiss Case: The FBI, Congress and The Cold War, which was published in 1982 by Temple University Press.

He attended Castleton (Vermont) State College, and graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in history in 1965. He received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1968.

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