MACON, Ga. — Anthony Montalto joined the team at 13WMAZ in Jan. 2022 as a Multi-Skilled Journalist.
He graduated in Dec. 2021 from the University of Florida where he studied broadcast journalism with a minor in music performance. He worked for nearly three years at WUFT News; holding reporter, producer and anchor positions for the station’s TV, radio and podcast platforms.
At UF, he worked on multiple award-winning special projects, including two trips to Louisiana to document hurricane recovery in 2020 and 2021, Election Night 2020 where he interviewed Florida Congresswoman Kat Cammack, and several long-form podcasts.
Anthony has been recognized twice for his work by the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists and was a National Finalist in the radio division of the 2020 Hearst Journalism Awards.
Anthony was heavily involved in UF’s music program, where he was a member of the Gator Marching Band, the “World’s Most Dangerous Volleyball Band,” Basketball Pep Band, Concert Choir and… well, you get the picture.
Aside from work, Anthony volunteers as a Media Assistant with Heat Wave Drum & Bugle Corps, a 501(c)(3) marching music education program for kids aged 14-21.
In his (limited) free time, Anthony enjoys playing music, reading, binging Netflix shows and cheering for the Gators. If he’s not at work, you’ll probably find him at the nearest coffee shop!
His first beat assignment is the Macon-Bibb County Commission and he is excited to tell stories in the Central Georgia community.
If you have a news tip or just want to say hello, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter.