By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 02, 2006 at 8:36 AM
You could be excused for thinking you were reading a Milwaukee newspaper on Sunday if you took the New York Times with your coffee. That's because in the New York Times Magazine, an article on DIY arts and crafts quoted and discussed Paper Boat's Faythe Levine and the front page of the main news section had a photo of Peter Buffett -- who recently relocated to New York from Milwaukee -- alongside an article about the children of Warren Buffett. Peter Buffett was also quoted in the story.

The main feature on the cover of the Sunday business section was about the renaissance of downtown Racine and there was a lengthy column in the sports section about Bob Uecker and his alleged stalker.
Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.