Tony Bruno has been called "possibly the best sports talk show host in America" by the Los Angeles Times. His career started at the age of 17 at WIFI in Philadelphia and a year later was working at the legendary pop station WFIL. Thirty-five years later, he has achieved what most sports broadcasters can only dream about. Tony launched both the ESPN Radio Network in 1992 from Bristol, Connecticut and eight years later launched FOX Sports Radio in Los Angeles. He's been heard by millions of sports fans around America over the air and on XM Satellite Radio.
Bruno's diversity and awareness separates him from most sports hosts and has led to general talk radio hosting chores at WCAU in Philadelphia and KFI in Los Angeles. Tony helped WIP in Philadelphia become one of the most successful local sports stations in America. Winner of numerous local and national awards for both sports and news reporting, Tony has covered dozens of Super Bowls, World Series, Olympics all over the world, and every sporting event of consequence from the Kentucky Derby to hockey to auto racing.
In 2004, Bruno was the only on-air personality to be named in the "101 Best Things in LA" in Los Angeles Magazine's "Best of 2004" issue. He was also hand-picked by EA Sports to be a part of the most successful sports video game of all time - Madden NFL 2005, and has been renewed for Madden 2006. Tony has also been featured by Southwest Airlines' Spirit Magazine.
Tony has made several television appearances on ESPN and ESPN2. He has also become a regular on FOX Sports Net's "Best Damn Sports Show Period" with Tom Arnold in Los Angeles.
Tony Bruno has three grown children and resides in Marina del Rey, California. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia, majoring in Political Science and Journalism.
About Co-Host Mark Willard
Mark Willard continues to climb the sports radio ladder as co-host on The Tony Bruno Show. USC fans will recognize Mark from his pre and post-game coverage of every USC football game on 1540 The Ticket in Los Angeles.
Following successful radio ventures in San Francisco and San Diego, Mark hit the LA airwaves in 2001 as a reporter. After his impressive coverage of the 2002 NBA Finals and the 2002 World Series, he quickly moved into the daily lineup on The Ticket. In addition to his talk show work, Mark is an experienced and accomplished play-by-play announcer. He spent two years as a fan favorite calling minor league baseball games for the Angels' affiliate in Boise, Idaho. He also spent one year as the "voice of Cal Poly sports," which included work with the football, basketball and baseball teams.
A Bay Area native, Mark has lived in California for his entire life. He has been in Southern California since 2001. He owns a broadcast journalism degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Late Night with Tony Bruno
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