Tony Cox
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Guest Host, Marketplace Money

Veteran journalist Tony Cox has joined American Public Media as guest host of Marketplace Money, a weekly hour-long national program that focuses on topics of personal finance and money. In his new role, the award-winning Los Angeles native will examine a range of topics centered around personal finance, money, retirement, and discuss major national and international stories that make headlines and how they will impact the average consumer. Cox has enjoyed over four decades of radio, television and multi-media experience. He hosted his own radio show “Upfront with Tony Cox” from 2009-2010, tackling a mix of news, entertainment, talk, opinion, sports and more with celebrities, politicians, artists, athletes, newsmakers and just plain folks with something to say. He’s hosted “News & Notes” on National Public Radio (NPR) and frequently traveled to Washington, D.C. to serve as fill-in host on NPR’s nationally syndicated radio talk shows “Talk of the Nation” and “Tell Me More.”  He’s also interviewed newsmakers as guest host on “The Tavis Smiley Show.” Cox began his career in broadcasting at KFWB All News Radio in Los Angeles, working as a news writer, editor, reporter and anchor. He later switched to television and joined KCBS-TV as an early morning TV anchor and reporter in 1982.  He moved to FOX 11 in Los Angeles in 1985, serving as the weekend and weekday anchor.  For 10 years, he traveled the world as a senior correspondent on the TV newsmagazine show “Inside Edition.” His love of sports landed him a job at FOX Sports Net’s “The Last Word with Jim Rome” and DirecTV Sports as a correspondent.  Cox has also been a featured contributor on TV One’s “The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors.” He’s also done voiceover work for the Tiger Woods Foundation. His excellence as a broadcast journalist has been both recognized and honored with a prestigious Los Angeles Area Emmy Award, five Golden Mike Awards, seven Los Angeles Press Club Awards, two NAACP Awards, and a Los Angeles Urban League Award. In addition to his broadcast work, Cox is also an associate professor of Television, Film and Media Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. He is a founding member and first president of the Black Journalists Association of Southern California (BJASC), and he served as Vice President of Broadcast for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Cox holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from UCLA. 

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