2011 Approval Ratings – Tom Caron

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.


Random Quote

“He’s uncooperative and downright rude unless he’s talking about the history of the NFL and football”

  • mandb97

    Somewhere Frank Fixaris is smiling. Tom is very good and I enjoy his work a lot.

  • CBK

    I'd be very interested in hearing from the two people (at press time) that have voted "disapprove." Then again, I could give away $10,000 to every reader of this site and someone would still disapprove.

    • Classless

      I disapprove of him being on the radio because he sucks at it and has no opinions. He's fine as a pre and post game red sox guy on NESN.

    • yerfatma

      I don't dislike him/ didn't downvote him, but he needs to STOP YELLING ALL THE TIME. It's maddening.

  • Winning

    Tom is great at what he does and seems the most genuine of all media persons in the market. What is to disapprove, I don't get these people that do.

  • http://twitter.com/saundep @saundep

    TC had a decent rapport with Don and Jerry and that is when I enjoyed him most.

  • Rick

    I'm a disapprover. Tom's not bad but I just think NESN could do better. To me, on a scale of one to ten he's a six or seven. If he got replaced I don't think I'd remember who the guy was in a year or two and I've been watching him since his first days. Nothing about him is memorable to me. His WEEI appearances aren't must listen radio either.

  • Glenn

    I'd like Tom a lot more if he slowed down his pacing. Sometimes he spits out his phrases in hard-to-understand bursts.

  • Funkhouser

    Love TC. Interviewed a much younger Funk Family in Tampa in 2003. Hung with us prior to going on air and sat with us for a while chatting afterward. Good guy – approve!!

  • NutCracker

    Tom is a class act and genuinely nice guy who is good at his job and works well with whoever he's paired with. Being a native New Englander it's obvious he likes the local Boston teams and is also fan just like the rest of us. Definite Approve.