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 email@example.com and follow him @tonycastleberry on Twitter and Instagram.
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