Tony Balandran | Copy Desk Chief
A veteran journalist with 24 years experience, Tony has been the Copy Desk Chief at the Advocate since March 2011. A graduate of the University of Kansas, he has worked for four professional newspapers. He started his career as a reporter at The Fort Collins Coloradoan, where he worked for seven years, covering several beat assignments. He was hired as an assistant city editor at The Greeley (Colo.) Tribune in 1996, where he worked for three years. Then he moved to Kansas City, Mo., to work for the next decade at The Kansas City Star, where he began as the Assistant Night City Editor and then later served as the Northland Bureau Chief.