Athens, GA (Dec 5, 2007) - Tom Caron is the studio host for NESN Boston Red Sox Coverage. This is his profile as published by the New England Sports Network (NESN).
Tom Caron serves as studio host for NESN's Boston Red Sox coverage. His duties include hosting the network's one-hour pre-game show Oympia Sports presents The Boston Globe Pre Game Show and the network's Red Sox post-game shows WB Mason Extra Innings and Granite City Electric Extra Innings Extra. The Lewiston, Maine native also serves as NESN's play-by-play announcer for Hockey East telecasts and blogs regularly on NESN.com. The multi-talented announcer joined NESN in 1995 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.