Tony Dodero

Tony Dodero

Tony Dodero


M.A.: Communication, Lasell University (Fall 2022)
B.A.: Journalism, California State University, Long Beach

Contact Information

Virtual Office Hours for Fall 2021
Friday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm for Media Law
Friday, 6:00pm - 7:00pm for Online only

Tony Dodero is a longtime journalist, communicator and college instructor with an extensive background in print, digital and social media; strategic and internal communications; business development; public affairs; and senior-level management. He is the Public Information Officer for the city of Costa Mesa and has been an adjunct faculty member at CSUDH since January of 2011. Prior to that he taught journalism courses at Orange Coast College for 10 years.

Before joining the City of Costa Mesa, he had a number of communication roles including the Director of Marketing and Communications for the afterschool provider THINK Together and the manager of internal communications for a private education corporation and communication consultant for private K-8 schools.

Prior to working in public relations, Tony was employed in the news media as an editor, reporter and writer for more than 20 years. He worked as an editor for the Long Beach Press Telegram and the Los Angeles Times Community News Division, where he was Director of News and Online and the Editorial Director of the Daily Pilot and seven other newspapers. He launched and managed the websites for the Times’ community papers. In addition, his freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, OC Metro and OC Family.

He has been a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and currently a member of the California Association of Public Information Officials. He lives in Fullerton with his wife and three children.