Tony Castleberry

A career writer with 21 years of newspaper experience — 19 at daily papers — Tony made the move to the WECT digital team in February 2017 and in addition to producing daily news stories and helping manage the home and mobile web pages, he also interviews stand-up comedians for stories and videos on WECT.com. Prior to joining WECT, Tony covered the East Carolina men’s basketball beat and other ECU sports during his 13 years at the Daily Reflector in Greenville, N.C. Before that, he was the Montana State men’s basketball beat writer for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in Bozeman, Mont. He has won numerous North Carolina Press Association awards, two Montana Press Association awards and two Virginia Press Association awards. Working at WECT has allowed Tony to continue pursuing opportunities related to his lifelong love of stand-up comedy. He even started doing stand-up in Wilmington, but still focuses mostly on interviewing comedians who headline Dead Crow Comedy Room. When he isn’t telling jokes, interviewing comedians or watching stand-up shows, Tony enjoys playing and watching basketball, reading and fishing. To contact Tony, email tcastleberry@wect.com and follow him @tonycastleberry on Twitter and Instagram.

Recent Articles by Tony

Local comedians take center stage in Wilmington this weekend

Fresh off doing shows for the troops, Erica Rhodes returns to Wilmington

DeAnne Smith concluding first trip to NC with weekend shows in Wilmington

After getting advice from her heroes, Lisa Best carved her own comedy path

UNCW women’s soccer misses CAA tournament after tie against Elon

Brunswick Co. Public Utilities lifts boil water advisories for all its customers

Nate Craig to fine tune his newest hour in Wilmington before upcoming album taping

Port City's Top Comic calls his victory 'lucky' but it was deserved

'Last Comic Standing' winner returns to Wilmington for weekend shows

Pete Lee: The comedian who swims with jaguars

My Favorite Joke: Wilmington comedians detail how their best bits came to be

My Favorite Joke: Drew Harrison

My Favorite Joke: Troy Coleman

My Favorite Joke: Jarrod Fortune

My Favorite Joke: Alli Coleman

My Favorite Joke: Timmy Sherrill

Coast to coast laughs with comedian, actor Dustin Ybarra

Comedian Tony Woods makes rare return to southeastern NC

After memorable 2015 shows, Sara Schaefer makes her return to Wilmington

London-born comedian coming to Wilmington for first time