WBUR Staff

Doug Tribou

Reporter / Producer, WBUR

Doug Tribou joined the staff of Only A Game as a producer and reporter in 2008. He first came to WBUR as a news anchor in 2006.

Doug grew up in Reading, Mass. and Fair Lawn, N.J. He began his professional radio career as a producer at WRKO in Boston before working as a news anchor and reporter at WHCU in Ithaca, N.Y.

In 1999, Doug became the program and news director for three stations in Portland, Maine. During his six years there, WGAN’s news coverage earned several awards from the Maine Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press. Doug was also honored for his reporting on breaking news and for his writing and direction of on-air marketing campaigns for WGAN and WZAN. Saga Communications named him its national program director of the year in 2001.

Doug also taught radio news writing at the University of Southern Maine. He later became the program director for Boston’s first full-time ESPN Radio station and worked as a radio programming and branding consultant.

In addition to his stories and guest hosting appearances on Only A Game, Doug’s reporting has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend Edition and American Public Media’s Marketplace. Doug also makes frequent appearances on NPR’s Here and Now.

Doug has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. In 2013, he earned a Master’s degree in Advertising from Boston University. He lives with his wife, their two daughters, and their sizeable dog, Ox, in the Boston area.

Recent stories

Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo To The Mavericks

December 18, 2014
Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo (9) drives past Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings (7) in the first quarter. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON — The Rajon Rondo era in Boston is over. The Celtics have traded the 28-year-old point guard to the Dallas Mavericks.

49ers Release McDonald After News Of Rape Investigation

December 17, 2014
The San Francisco 49ers released defensive lineman Ray McDonald Wednesday. For the second time this year, McDonald is part of a criminal investigation involving violence against women. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald after learning that he’s the subject of a rape investigation. McDonald was arrested in August as part of an unrelated domestic violence case.

Philadelphia 76ers Get Their First Win, Avoid NBA Record

December 04, 2014
The Philadelphia 76ers finally had a reason to smile on Wednesday when they got their first win of the season, but the squad is still on pace to be the worst team in NBA history. (Hannah Foslien/AP Photo)

The Philadelphia 76ers are off to a really, really bad start, but after Wednesday night’s victory over Minnesota, it’s not the worst start in NBA history. But the worst record ever? That’s still within reach.

Time Crunch: Pro Sports Leagues Work To Shorten Games

November 15, 2014
As baseball's average game soars beyond three hours, MLB is experimenting with putting pitchers on the clock and several other time-saving rules. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

To compete for fans’ time, pro sports leagues are taking steps to shorten their games. For our look at the latest experiments, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou spoke with an expert on time about how sports fit into our busy lives.

Preview: Pats Vs. Broncos, Brady Vs. Manning

November 02, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Pats quarterback Tom Brady and his Denver counterpart Peyton Manning will meet for the 16th time in their careers on Sunday.

Dallas Cowboys Cut Michael Sam

October 21, 2014
Michael Sam has now been cut by two NFL teams and has yet to make a regular-season roster. (Brandon Wade/AP)

The Dallas Cowboys have cut Michael Sam from their practice squad. Sam would be the first openly gay player in NFL history, but has yet to make a regular-season roster.

Rule 7.13: Baseball’s Crash Course On Eliminating Home-Plate Collisions

October 18, 2014
Scott Cousins, Buster Posey

This season Major League Baseball took a crash course in how to eliminate collisions at home plate. In its first year, Rule 7.13 has been celebrated and criticized, but a much bigger injury risk is still in play for catchers. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

After 260 Years, Royal And Ancient Golf Club Votes To Admit Women

September 18, 2014
Women tee off right in front of the Royal and Ancient clubhouse all the time, but cannot enter even as a member of a guest. (Doug Tribou/Only A Game)

As Scotland awaited the results of its independence referendum, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews voted to welcome women members for the first time in its 260-year history. In an update to our earlier story on the vote, Doug Tribou reports.

Ray Rice Fallout Continues As Rihanna, NOW Slam NFL

September 16, 2014
Pop star and domestic violence survivor Rihanna blasted CBS' decision to drop her song from an NFL broadcast. The network then dropped it permanently. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

The NFL has hired new staff members to oversee the league’s domestic violence program. The National Organization for Women says that’s not enough. And in more fallout from the Ray Rice saga, pop star Rihanna and TV network CBS ended up in a feud.

Vote Could Open Scotland’s Royal And Ancient Golf Club To Women

September 13, 2014
Women tee off right in front of the Royal and Ancient clubhouse all the time, but cannot enter even as a member of a guest. (Doug Tribou/Only A Game)

Men and women have long played golf together in St. Andrew’s, Scotland, but women have never been allowed to join the prestigious Royal and Ancient Golf Club. That could change when the results of a vote are announced Thursday. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou recently traveled to Scotland and has our story.

Rice Cut, Suspended Indefinitely After Release Of New Video

September 08, 2014
Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino.

After a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiance in the face was released Monday, the Baltimore Ravens cut their star running back. The NFL then suspended him indefinitely. The news has raised questions about how long the league has known about the video.

For NFL Great Ozzie Newsome, Youth Sports Set The Stage

September 06, 2014
1999 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee Ozzie New

Ozzie Newsome is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a former collegiate All-American and the first African-American general manager in NFL history. Now he’s in the National High School Hall of Fame. Newsome spoke with OAG’s Doug Tribou about the building blocks for his career.

Patriots Need Spurs-Like Exclamation Point To Cement Legacy

June 24, 2014
The San Antonio Spurs and New England Patriots are two of the most consistent pro sports franchises, but the Spurs' latest title changes the dynasty discussion. (AP)

BOSTON — San Antonio’s victory in the NBA Finals changes the way their dynasty will be viewed. Can the New England Patriots take a cue from the Spurs?

Bruins’ Season Ends With Game 7 Loss To Montreal

May 15, 2014
Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) celebrates his goal with P.K. Subban (76), Brendan Gallagher (11) and Josh Gorges (26) against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Bruins fans were optimistic before the game, but the Canadiens quickly got the advantage.

Bruins, Canadiens Set To Open New Chapter In NHL’s Greatest Rivalry

May 01, 2014
Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla, center, is mobbed by teammates as they celebrate their 3-2 overtime win in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Iginla was credited with the winning goal. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

BOSTON — The Bruins will continue their quest for the Stanley Cup as they open their second round series against the Canadiens Thursday at the TD Garden.

Bruins Set To Open NHL Playoffs Against Detroit

April 18, 2014
Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40), of Sweden, and Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of the Czech Republic, battle for the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (Paul Sancya/AP)

BOSTON — After one of best regular season’s in team history, the Boston Bruins are set to open their best-of-seven NHL playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.

After Jump From College, Celtics’ Stevens Has A Different Kind Of March

March 19, 2014
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens (Mary Schwalm/AP)

BOSTON — At this time time last year, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens was preparing his Butler University team for its fifth NCAA tournament appearance in six years. But Stevens has had a a very different experience during his first season on the job in Boston.

Boy Losing His Sight Travels From New Zealand To See Celtics Game

March 06, 2014
(Celtics via Twitter)

If you knew you were going blind, what would you go to see while you still could? A 12-year-old boy from New Zealand suffering from a degenerative eye condition traveled to Boston to check an item off his visual bucket list Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Twitter Brings Patriots’ Edelman To Emerson College Class

December 02, 2013
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (center) visited a social media marketing class taught by David Gerzof Richard (front kneeling) at Emerson College in Boston this fall. (Courtesy of Maya Rafie/Emerson College)

BOSTON — Sunday afternoon during a game against the Houston Texans, Julian Edelman was at work at his day job: wide receiver for the New England Patriots, but Edelman recently moonlighted as a guest lecturer at Emerson College in an appearance that was arranged on Twitter. Doug Tribou has our story.

Red Sox Take 2-Game Lead In ALDS

October 06, 2013

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are one win away from advancing to the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7 to 4 in Game 2 of their Division Series at Fenway Park last night.

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