Anchor, Multimedia Journalist | Action News at 4
Tony Geftos is a 3x Emmy award-winning journalist and former president of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors (2018-19).
Tony started at WTVG-TV in June of 2000. As of September 2021, he is the co-anchor of Action News at 4 PM with Christina Williams and can be seen reporting during 13abc Action News at 11 PM.
Additionally, Tony is an adjunct instructor at The University of Toledo, teaching Television Production, Writing for Media, and Public Presentations.
In his spare time, Tony enjoys playing alto saxophone in the Polish American Concert Band, serving as an M.C. for various fundraisers and spending time with his wife and two children.
Tony graduated from Riverview Community High School roughly 40 minutes north of Toledo in downriver Detroit. He's a proud alumnus of Western Michigan University, where he was a four-year member of the Bronco Marching Band and part of the radio evolution at 89.1 FM WIDR, Kalamazoo.
Prior to working in Toledo, Tony was an interpretive ranger at the Silent City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho, where he contributed to the Times-News in Twin Falls, ID. He transitioned to television as a reporter at KGWC-TV in Casper, WY, where he met his wife while playing opposite leads in a Stage III Community Theatre production of “I Hate Hamlet.” His second broadcasting job was at KKFX-TV in Santa Barbara, CA.
Tony recently published two children’s books based on his experience of enduring adult chickenpox on Valentine’s Day. “The Heart-Shaped Pox” and “A Plague of Heart-Shaped Pox” were illustrated by local cartoonist Don Lee.