The Tony Barnhart Show

Tony Barnhart
College Football Analyst
Tony Barnhart is host of THE TONY BARNHART SHOW, a weekly one-hour primetime college football talk show that launched in 2009. Barnhart joined CBS in 2004 as a regular contributor to the "College Football Today" show with Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman. He is in his 35th year as a sports reporter for television, radio, newspaper and the internet, including 24 years with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He now writes a college football column on

Barnhart is also the author of five books on college football: Always a Bulldog: Players, Coaches, and Fans Share Their Passion for Georgia Football, From Herschel to a Hobnailed Boot: The Life and Times of Larry Munson, Southern Fried Football, What it Means to Be a Bulldog and Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia. He is a former president of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and a former president of the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The 1999 Georgia Sports Writer of the Year, Barnhart was named the winner of the 2009 Bert McGrane Award, which is awarded to the newest member of the College Football Writers Hall of Fame. He also received the Jake Wade Award in 2006, honoring him for his contributions to college athletics. In December 2008, the Orange Bowl Committee honored Tony with its Edwin Pope Vanguard Media Award, which goes to the media member who has shown journalistic excellence in covering college athletics. Barnhart's television work has been nominated for two Southern Regional Emmy Awards.

A native of Union Point, Ga., Barnhart is a 1976 graduate of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. He currently lives with his wife, Maria, in Atlanta.