After earning degrees in history and philosophy from Salisbury University, Tony Russo pursued a career in journalism. He was drawn to the opportunity to tell stories about what life was like in a specific place and time. Combining recent and colonial history, Tony authored two books for The History Press, Eastern Shore Beer (2014) and Delaware Beer (2016). Throughout his journalism career, Tony produced podcasts on beer, local news, and writing. He began producing independent shows in 2007 and in 2017 left local journalism to host This Is War a narrative podcast about the combat veteran experience.
Culture and belief have been Tony’s special interests for more than 20 years, and relished the opportunity to investigate Sherry Shriner’s Christian doomsday cult. In his research he crossed paths with a documentary team from Vice that also was investigating Sherry Shriner. In 2021, he was featured in The Devil You Know, Season 2.
Tony lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with his wife and the only of his four daughters who hasn’t moved out. Together they keep their dog and cats comfortable.
You can reach him at Tony@RussoDigital.com
Todd DeHart and Tony Russo talk about living and working at the beach and all that entails, including enjoying the occasional mid-day cocktail.
A collection of stories, essays.
Authors Stephanie Fowler and Tony Russo sit speak with other writers about their work, the story behind the story, the writing process, and other writerly topics in this podcast for word nerds, bookworms, and writer types.
Interviews with beer writers about the places they love to cover and the beers they love to drink while doing it.
A raw look at the combat and homecoming experience from American veterans who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. “This Is War” chronicles the trials of combat vets both abroad and at home.
A travel site devoted to the Delmarva Peninsula, curated and mostly written by Tony Russo, including clips from some of his favorite published news and culture features.