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Tom Caron
Boston Bruins Studio Host
Red Sox Field Reporter
Providence Bruins Play-by-Play Announcer
ECAC Hockey Play-by-Play Announcer

Nickname: TC
Family: Wife - Kelley; 2 Sons - Jack, Robbie
Hobbies: Summer - Golf and Running; Winter - Shoveling my backyard rink with my neighbors
Pets: Golden Retriever - Greta
Favorite Sport to watch (other than Baseball): Hockey
Favorite sports to play (other than Baseball): Driveway Hockey (I'm a lousy skater)
Favorite Food: French fries
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order
Favorite Singer or Musical Group: Tragically Hip
Favorite Movie: Slap Shot
Favorite Sports Movie: See Above
If you could spend a day with anyone who would it be? Bob Norton, preferably in some snowed-in rink in Northern New England or Upstate New York.
Most embarrassing moment on television: The viewers never got to see it, but I once missed the start of an intermission because I was in the bathroom battling an intestinal flu. They went to commercial, and I was on the set and ready when we came back. I took a lot of ribbing from the crew for that one.
Favorite professional team growing up? Tie: Red Sox and Bruins
Favorite professional player growing up? Tie: Bill Lee and Bobby Orr

Tom Caron serves as studio host for NESN's Boston Bruins coverage. His duties include hosting the network's 1/2 hour pre-game show The Boston Globe Pre Game Report and the network's Boston Bruins post-game show Overtime. The Lewiston, Maine native also serves as NESN's Red Sox field reporter, delivering live interviews from the field and from the clubhouse after Red Sox broadcasts for NESN's Red Sox post-game show W.B. Mason Extra Innings. He also serves as the play-by-play announcer for NESN's Providence Bruins and ECAC Hockey telecasts. The multi-talented announcer joined NESN in 1996 as co-host of Front Row, a nightly sports magazine program.

Caron began his career as a sports reporter covering the Vermont Reds, Cincinnati's AA affiliate, for a daily newspaper in Vermont. His first on-air work came as sports anchor for WPTZ-TV in Plattsburgh, New York in 1986, where he worked as a beat reporter covering the Montreal Canadians and Montreal Expos.

After a stint as sports anchor at WNNE-TV in Hanover, New Hampshire, Caron moved onto WGME-TV in Portland, Maine in 1988. Caron stayed at WGME for five years anchoring nightly sportscasts, hosting weekly ski segments and producing a number of half-hour specials each year.

In 1993 Caron was hired by the Portland Pirates to serve as their radio play-by-play announcer and communications director. While working with the Pirates, Caron also served as the play-by-play announcer for the New England Stingers of Roller Hockey International and as a sports reporter at WPXT-TV in Portland. In addition to hosting a weekly hockey feature at WPXT, Caron also served as the station's play-by-play announcer for local and professional sports.

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