The City of Alexandria has appointed Anthony Tony Castrilli as the city’s new Director of Communications. Castrilli is responsible for developing, directing and implementing strategic communication plans to promote the city and to keep its residents informed.
Castrilli has 15 years of experience as a broadcast journalist and communications professional in Northern Virginia. Since 1999, he’s served as Executive Producer of News Coverage and Managing Editor at WUSA 9 News, the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC.
At Channel 9, he directed daily editorial content, managed newsgathering and production resources, and coordinated news coverage for broadcast and wusa9.com. He helped develop the station’s multi-platform media and information delivery system and helped create WUSAs current strategic plan and news brand.
His communication leadership experience at WUSA includes directing news coverage and providing information to the community following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, during the Washington area sniper shootings, Hurricane Isabel, and most recently the shootings at Virginia Tech.
Castrilli also served as the Managing Editor for WRGZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Buffalo NY, and as an Assignment Editor at NewsChannel 8 in Virginia. He received a bachelors degree in Communications from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.