Host of ESPN's Around The Horn
Tony Reali joined ESPN in July 2000 as researcher / writer for ESPN's fast-paced sports quiz show Two Minute Drill with host Kenny Mayne. In September 2001, Reali became researcher for ESPN's Pardon the Interruption (5:30 p.m. ET Mon.-Fri. ESPN), a role which evolved into daily on-air appearances correcting factual errors by co-hosts Tony Korheiser and Michael Wilbon at the end of each show.
Reali's presence grew to include a segment on the Tony Kornheirser Show on ESPN Radio (10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) called "Preview the Interruption" during which he would discuss that afternoon's PTI.
In February 2004, Reali was named host of Around the Horn (5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.), a show for which he had been a regular fill-in host and guest panelist. He is also a regular guest on various ESPN Radio programs.
Prior to joining ESPN, Reali was sportscaster for WFUV 90.7 FM at Fordham University in The Bronx (1997-00), serving as the voice of the men's football and basketball teams and hosting New York City's longest-running sports call-in show. He also served as beat reporter for the new York Yankees, Mets, Giants and Jets, and in May 2000 wrote for New York City's WB channel 11.
The Staten Island born Reali received a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Communication and History from Fordham University.