Tom Caron serves as Red Sox studio host for NESN.
The Lewiston, Maine native was a journalism major at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. He began his television career as an intern during his junior year in college at WPTZ-TV in Plattsburgh, NY, where he reported on the Montreal Canadiens and Montreal Expos. Jobs at WNNE-TV in Hanover, NH, and WGME-TV in Portland, ME followed. He joined WPXT-TV in Portland in 1993, and was the radio play-by-play man for the AHL Portland Pirates.
In 1995 he joined NESN as co-host of “Front Row,” a nightly sports magazine program. (Kristen Mastroianni was his co-host.) He also hosted the Bruins telecasts from 1997 to 2004, and was a Red Sox reporter during games. After two years on the road with the team, Caron became the studio host for the Red Sox telecasts.
Caron has also done play-by-play for NESN’s Hockey East telecasts. Caron is a frequent fill-in on WEEI. He writes a weekly sports column for the Portland Press Herald.