He has black hair.
He is 6' (1.83 m).
He is of Italian descent.
Growing up he was a New York Yankees fan, but now he says he doesn't have a favorite sports team.
He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy.
While attending Fordham University he played rugby.
He was a sportscaster for Fordham University's radio station WFUV.
He was a sportswriter for WPIX in New York City.
He graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Communications and History.
He joined ESPN in 200 as a researcher for 2 Minute Drill.
He is a frequent guest on The Tony Kornheiser Show.
He replaced Max Kellerman as host of Around the Horn in February of 2004, at which point he left Pardon the Interruption. After trying out a few "stat boys", Tony returned to Pardon the Interruption as Stat Boy and his role on the show was substantially increased.
He often uses the Italian slang word for zero, "squadoosh", when referring to shut-outs.
He is commonly referred to as "Stat Face" by Pardon the Interruption guest host Dan Le Batard. This is in reference to his nickname of "Stat Boy".
Besides "Stat Boy", "Bambi", "The Ultimate Sports Guru", and "Caca" are among his many nicknames.
His favorite movie is GoodFellas.
His real Name is Anthony Joseph Reali.
[On Pardon the Interruption]
Tony Reali: PTI was a different show from the start. A different look, a different sound. It had bells, whistles, heads-on-sticks and a lot of junk on the screen. And I wasn't sure it was going to work. Who wants to listen to grown men argue like a married couple? Not me. I was wrong. If I wasn't working for the show right now, I'd be watching it everyday. It's terrific. Tony [Kornheiser] and Mike [Wilbon]. I love those guys.
[On if he imagined he would be hosting a national televised show]
Tony Reali: Never in a million years. Nor would I have ever imagined the way that I got the job. I snuck in the fire escape when nobody was looking. Got a call at 11 o'clock on a Sunday night saying 'Wear a suit to work tomorrow. We need you to fill-in at Around the Horn'.
[On being on television]
Tony Reali: It is the coolest thing. The fact that people come up to me and want to talk about sports, I mean, that's great, because that's what I want to be talking about.
Tony Reali: It's a little boy's dream to be an athlete, mine was to be a sports commentator. Maybe it's because I was small in stature, maybe it's because I wasn't particularly good at sports.