Anthony L. Gargano is a television and radio sports host, correspondent and writer for many mediums.
Gargano hosts the Monday-Friday midday show from 10am-3pm on SportsRadio 610-WIP in Philadelphia where he has been since January 2000. The show is consistently the among the highest-rated in the market. Gargano also hosts pre-game and post-game shows for the Eagles, the Charlie Manuel Show for the Phillies, as well as special programming for Super Bowl, the NFL Draft, World Series, the NBA and NHL playoffs and the NCAA Tournament. Anthony is a sports anchor and correspondent at Fox 29-TV in Philly covering all the areas sports and contributing to news and lifestyle as well. Gargano is a guest contributor on ESPN, Comcast SportsNet, NFL Network and other national and local shows.
A former sportswriter for the New York Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and AP specializing in national in-depth features and profiles, Anthony has also written three books, including NFL Unplugged: The Brutal, Brilliant World of Professional Football, a reality-based look at a player’s life in the NFL due out nationally in September 2010, The Great Philadelphia Fan Book which ranks as the highest-selling local book to date with 77,000 copies sold, and A Sunday Pilgrimage.
Gargano is a senior writer for AOLSports.com and a frequent contributor to several national magazines across the country.
Gargano developed and co-wrote the screenplay for a feature film entitled Our Lady of Victory, the story of the 1971 Immaculata Mighty Macs, the first women’s national championship basketball team. The movie which stars Ellen Burstyn, Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, and David Boreanz is being marketed for theatrical release. Gargano develops content for film and television Scripted and non-scripted programming.
An English major at Temple University, Gargano began his career as a sportswriter covering prep sports at The Burlington County Times (NJ). He then moved to Chicago in 1991 where he covered the Bulls and Bears for AP and for the Hammond Times (Ind) before taking a position as a baseball beat writer with the New York Post in spring of 1994, covering the Mets for two seasons. When The New York Post began publishing a Sunday edition, he moved into 3,500 word features, special projects and national events coverage, averaging 225 nights on the road a year. In 1999, Gargano moved to the Philadelphia Inquirer for a similar post. His piece on Tamir Goodan earned him honors in The Great American Sports Writing Book of 2000.
Gargano resides in Philadelphia with his wife Tamara and their son Anthony-affectionately known as Lil’ Ant.
Kennedy grew up in the southeast part of San Diego, California and graduated from Morse High School. He played collegiately for the Washington Huskies, winning the Morris Trophy as part of the team in 1991 and 1992. Kennedy was also a first team All-American. He was the ninth overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft taken by the Atlanta Falcons. He started at left guard throughout his rookie season. In 1995, Kennedy was traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he started at right tackle in all but three games of his seven-year tenure there. As a member of the Raiders, Kennedy was named to two consecutive Pro Bowls (three career) and anchored the offensive line in Super Bowl XXXVII.
After leaving the field in 2004, Kennedy's degree in speech communications prepared him to accept a position with the NFL Network as one of the hosts of NFL Total Access.