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.
The New England Patriots are tired of thinking about it, tired of talking about it and ready to move on. No, not deflate-gate … Arizona.
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Longtime defensive tackle Vince Wilfork speaks about what it feels like to win a Super Bowl, his early days in the NFL, and how his family helps him keep his career in perspective.
CHANDLER, Ariz. — The New England Patriots made it out of Boston just in time to leave the snow behind, but “deflate-gate” followed them to Arizona.
Former NFL linebacker George Koonce Jr. talks about ‘Life After Football’ in his new book, co-written with Marquette University sociology professors James Holstein and Richard Jones. Koonce and Holstein join Doug Tribou.
The NFL has determined 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots during their AFC Championship victory were underinflated, ESPN reports. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the “lighter” side of the controversy.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It wasn’t easy, but the New England Patriots earned a spot in the AFC Championship Game with a wild 35 to 31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
BOSTON — Doug Tribou joins Sharon Brody for a preview of the Patriots and Ravens match-up Saturday afternoon in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — This will mark the fourth time the Patriots and Ravens have met in the playoffs at Gillette Stadium. But at game time on Saturday, a few key differences from their previous meetings will be on display.
Only A Game’s Doug Tribou shares a bit of hardball history courtesy of legendary mystery writer, Raymond Chandler.
BOSTON — The Rajon Rondo era in Boston is over. The Celtics have traded the 28-year-old point guard to the Dallas Mavericks.
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.
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.
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.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Pats quarterback Tom Brady and his Denver counterpart Peyton Manning will meet for the 16th time in their careers on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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?
BOSTON — Bruins fans were optimistic before the game, but the Canadiens quickly got the advantage.
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.