Tony Russo Resume and Bio

Tony RussoTony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn’t moved out. Together they keep their dog and cat comfortable.

PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE:

Editor, State Ventures 2015-Present

Produce copy, photos and video content for destination websites
Promote events for advertisers
Manage social media for multiple pages with more than
170,000 subscribers.
Produce audio podcasts

Blogger, ShoreCraftBeer.com 2014-Present

Populate blog with stories and photos covering local beer culture.
Produce weekly video podcast
Meet with brewers and industry people regularly to
help promote local breweries.
Maintain WordPress website

Staff Writer, Morning Star Publications 2015

Provided news coverage and features for two weekly
and two monthly publications.
Shot and edited photos to accompany all stories
Copy edited submitted items and photos
Designed and produced pages using InDesign

Freelance Writer, The Metropolitan Magazine 2014-Present

Research and write business features
Provide relevant photographs as needed

Business Editor, The Star Democrat 2012-2013

Planned and wrote business and real estate news, features and commentary
Produced finance page daily, Friday Real Estate and Sunday Business sections
Proofed two weekly products and assisted in daily layout and editing
Posted stories online using Town News CMS

Web producer, GoodCleanFunLife.com 2011-Present

Planned, hosted and edited weekly news, lifestyle and entertainment podcast
Booked and interviewed guests
Handled back end production issues using WordPress and Blogger

Editor and Staff Writer, The Bayside Gazette 2006-2012

Conceived editorial calendar and provided it to the publishers
Managed interns, contributors and production department
Arranged and conducted interviews at with civic, business and community leaders
Copy edited submitted material and photos
Covered breaking news and developed news, business, health and lifestyle features
Provided photographs for stories

Reporter, The Laurel Star 2004-2006

Covered Delmar Board of Education
Wrote assigned as well as personally developed features

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS:
Delaware Beer: The Story of Brewing in the First State The History Press, 2016
Eastern Shore Beer: The Heady History of Chesapeake Brewing The History Press, 2014

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy; Bachelor of Arts, History Fulton School of Liberal Arts
Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

HONORS/ACTIVITIES
● Appointed to the Maryland Selective Service Board
● First Place Business Feature MDDC Press Association 2009
● Presidential Citizen Scholar