Graduating from the Lawrenceville School, he followed his father, Class of 1923, to Princeton. He wrote and drew cartoons for The Daily Princetonian, drew cartoons for The Tiger, and majored in English in the American Civilization Program. He was a member of Dial.
He started as a cub reporter for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida and was soon interrupted by the draft, which led to two years in the Army, where he trained as an infantryman and was editor of the Fort Knox newspaper. Before his long sojourn in Washington as a TV anchorman and White House correspondent, his career included freelance reporting from abroad, CBS News in Washington and New York, radio in Nashville, and weather and news in Jacksonville. All of which he simply described at our 50th as “chasing rainbows.”
Tony, who once owned a country-music radio station, was an avid writer and golfer.
He is survived by four children, William, Anthony, Pamela, and Margit; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. His second wife, Eda, died in 2019.