Front Row Reporter
ECAC Football Play-by-Play Announcer
Nickname: Lazbo or Zip Family: 5 Children (Robyn, Jeff, Mike, VyVy, and Tommy) Hobbies: Fishing, Canoeing, Golf Pets: Dog person (Great Danes) currently hosting only a Mutt cat. Favorite Sport to watch: Basketball Favorite sports to play: Basketball, Softball (hey, I'm old!) Favorite Food: Ice Cream Favorite TV Show: Any CNN coverage of breaking news Favorite Singer or Musical Group: Kingston Trio (As I mentioned previously, I'm old!) Favorite Movie: Deliverance Favorite Sports Movie: None If you could spend a day with anyone who would it be? Martin Luther King What was your most embarrassing moment on television? When relating the Illinois H.S. Basketball Tournament schedule the word 'sectional' came out as 'sexual.' I would buy tickets to see that one! Favorite professional team growing up? St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Hawks Favorite professional player growing up? Stan Musial, Bob Pettit
Larson began his broadcast career in 1960 in Fulton, Missouri as a junior in college. He came to Boston in 1969 after stops in Bloomington, Illinois, Peoria, Illinois and Lansing, Michigan to join WSBK-TV 38 as the host of the Boston Bruins Hockey and The Tom Larson Show. Larson spent 12 years with WSBK. During that time, he also served as the station's Public Affairs Director.
From 1981 to 1988, Tom worked at WHDH radio as the station's Sports Director. In 1983, Boston Magazine named Larson "Boston's Best Sportscaster."
Since 1988, Larson has hosted a long list of special presentations and regular programs on NESN including Bruins 70's Snapshot and Bruins Banner Years. He has also served as NESN's studio host for Boston Red Sox baseball and Boston Bruins hockey.