Tony Tantillo joined CBS 11 News in 2016 as a food expert, and contributes to CBS 11 News @ 11 and CBS 11 News @ 4. His ‘Fresh Grocer’ segments have been featured on news broadcasts in major markets since 1993.
Tantillo’s segments are highly entertaining and informative. He gives tips about food storage and preparation, plus valuable nutritional information. He teaches consumers how to recognize produce that might be too costly, of poor quality or not yet at the peak of freshness. As a consumer advocate, he emphasizes “selection first” — encouraging all of us to think about quality, value and nutritional benefits when selecting our favorite produce. Tantillo discusses how to ensure that, after selecting your produce of choice, the vitamins and minerals remain at their peak the whole time that they are in your home, from purchase to final preparation.
Helping to maintain a healthy America is incredibly important to Tantillo. He takes the time to help educate children all over the country about how vital it is to eat healthy.
Tantillo began his broadcasting career at KPIX in San Francisco, where he still contributes reports. He can also be seen weekly on KCBS in Los Angeles, KYW in Philadelphia, WBBM in Chicago and KDKA in Pittsburgh, and heard on more than 100 radio stations nationwide.
Born in Sicily, Tantillo moved to San Francisco at 5 years old and grew up working with his father in the south San Francisco produce markets, and later in his family’s successful produce business. He now resides in New York with his wife and their three children.