Opinion: Meet Anthony Gentile, Tahoe Daily Tribune’s Sports Editor
Why are you a journalist?
I have a passion for sports and writing, and truly enjoy telling stories that happen inside and outside the lines. The first article I can remember writing was in seventh grade, and ever since then I can’t see myself doing anything else.
What excites you about the South Shore’s sports scene?
It has been a pleasure to cover South Tahoe and Whittell high schools along with local youth and community sports over the past year-plus through the successes and the losses. Getting out on a hike “for work” isn’t a bad assignment either.
What are your goals for coverage heading into 2016?
To continue thoroughly covering local sports and recreation, and finding the stories that make the South Shore so unique.
Where did you come from?
I’ve been working for the Tahoe Daily Tribune since last August, after spending a year in the Mojave Desert as Sports Editor at The Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, California. Originally, I grew up in Carlsbad, California, and eventually graduated from the University of San Diego with majors in communication studies and Spanish. Career stops after my time as a Torero included the San Diego Community Newspaper Group and San Diego Reader.
What do you do for fun?
I consider what I do for a living almost too fun to be called work at times, and can rarely be seen without a smile on the sidelines. In a non-professional sense, I’ll watch just about any sporting event on television and working out is one of my top priorities, and that’s fun — usually.
How can readers get in touch with you?
By calling my office line at 530-542-8010 or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments or story ideas. Tahoe Daily Tribune Sports is on Twitter @TahoeSports and my thoughts, mostly on the Denver Broncos, are on there @_anthonygentile.