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Let's Talk with Tony Norman - 2019 US History Conference

Tuesday, April 9th - 7:00 p.m.

6:15 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception
Free Registration -


Tony Norman is an award-winning columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is also the PG’s book review editor and an adjunct journalism professor at Chatham University since 2002. Tony began his journalism career at Calvin College where he was a “much misunderstood” political science major, cartoonist and opinion writer for the college newspaper. In 1988, Tony was turned down for a job by the New Pittsburgh Courier, but saved from a career in telemarketing by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette where he was hired as a clerk. On the strength of an award-winning series for Black History Month in 1990, he talked his way into the pop music / pop culture beat at the PG. In 1996, Tony gave up the pop music beat and became a general interest columnist and feature writer. Many awards and accolades followed including a cover story in Editor & Publisher in 1999 and first place in the National Association of Newspaper Columnists competition that same year. He also won every local, regional and state award along the way. In 1999, Tony joined the PG’s editorial board. As a PG ed board member, he recorded a weekly commentary for KD/PG Sunday Edition until 2005. Tony was awarded a prestigious Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2005-2006 and travelled the world. In 2012, Tony took on the responsibility of book editor at the PG. In late 2016, Tony left the PG’s ed board. He continues to write his provocative, rabble-rousing column for the PG. Tony is a popular speaker in the area and has begun freelance writing nationally. He’s taking time off from teaching to work on a novel.