A familiar face with a familiar smile who delivers an unforgettable uplifting keynote!

Tony Ventrella

Start the new year with fun and a positive tilt! 

Tony Ventrella Tony has worked 31 years in local television. As Digital Media Host for the Seattle Seahawks, he has produced and hosts team, community out reach and corporate partner videos on both teams web sites.

His signature keynote called “Smile in the Mirror,” is based on his book of the same title.  His practical ideas for living a better life along with a mix of humorous and memorable stories will delight your audience.

Tony’s media career spans 40 years from his days as a sports reporter at the Wilton Bulletin in Connecticut to radio sportscaster and later television anchor in Fort Wayne, Indiana and finally Seattle.

Tony Ventrella was sports director at KING-5 and Kiro-7 television for 22 years.

During his career he has covered two Olympic games, several World Series, Super Bowls, International Figure Skating events, Final Four basketball and three Rose Bowls.

At one time Tony ran his shop, did play-by-play of high school football and wrote the entire sports section of his home town newspaper while acting in community theatre and playing softball in two leagues.

Tony also has a background in theatre directing and acting in dozens of productions back east and here in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently a board member of the Evergreen Family Theatre in Redmond and played “Scrooge” in a production of A Christmas Carol and Morrie in Tuesdays with Morrie. 


 Last summer Tony performed in "Plaza Suite" at Woodinville Rep.  This summer he will produce "Newcastle Has Talent" for Newcastle Days in September.  Tony is also a Member of the Communities Commission in the city of Newcastle.  


Here are some recent client comments:

YWCA Yakima 2015 - Tony Ventrella was outstanding.  He made himself available before the event to discuss our plans and goals, and to do publicity via local radio.  He facilitated the presentation on the day of the event in a professional, but refreshingly light-hearted way that entertained our audience and opened them to our message.

Thurston-Mason Dental Society  - Tony Ventrella was great! Our group had such a great time at our event ...... he was fantastic....he had our group laughing non-stop!