Tony Norman is a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist who has also appeared as an expert on cultural issues on local radio and television programs. When he first began working at the Post-Gazette in the late 1980s, his work ethic and knowledge of emerging genres such as gangsta rap quickly helped him move from clerk to the Post-Gazette’s pop music/pop culture critic in 1990. By 1996, Norman began writing an award-winning general interest column, and in 1999, Norman joined the Post-Gazette’s editorial board.
Norman’s columns have won several awards, including first place in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for newspapers with a circulation of 100,000 and up. He also won first place in the Keystone, the Golden Quill, and the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation competitions as well as a second place National Excellence in Feature Writing for Columns from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors.
An alumnus of Calvin College, he is a native of West Philadelphia but now lives in Swisshelm Park.