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, Massachusetts and Fair Lawn, New Jersey. 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, New York.
In 1999 Doug became the program and news director for three stations in Portland, Maine, including Newsradio 560 WGAN and 970 WZAN. 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 individually for his reporting on breaking news and for his writing and direction of multiple on-air marketing campaigns for WGAN and WZAN. Saga Communications named him its national program director of the year in 2001.
While in Portland, Doug taught radio news writing at the University of Southern Maine. He returned to Boston to become the program director for the city’s first full-time ESPN Radio station. Doug has also 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 American Public Media’s Marketplace.
Doug is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He lives with his wife, their two daughters, and their sizeable dog, Ox, in the Boston area.
Tim Tebow might be the best-known back-up quarterback in NFL history. The New York Jets cut him in April, but this week Tebow signed with New England. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou was on hand for his first Patriots practice and presents this portrait of a media circus.
BOSTON — The winner of the best-of-seven series will advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. Here’s a preview of Game One.
In the NHL’s Eastern Conference Finals, Pittsburgh is paired with Boston. As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports, the teams have some history…but a lot of it happened in another era. Just ask Jaromir Jagr.
New York has never been much of a one-team town. And soccer fans in the Big Apple will soon have two choices when it comes to MLS. The league announced Tuesday that an expansion team is coming to New York for the 2015 season.
Over the past decade, while Boston’s pro sports teams were hoisting Lombardi and O’Brien, ending Babe Ruth’s curse, and drinking from Lord Stanley’s Cup, Boston’s public school soccer teams were practicing without a goal. OAG’s Karen Given and Doug Tribou examine the unusual public-private partnerships that are turning things around.
BOSTON — We close our special series on Boston school sports with undiscussed questions and a look at the way forward.
BOSTON — In sports there are scores and records. In school there are tests and grades. And for Boston students participating in the school district’s privately funded sports programs, all of those are important.
BOSTON — Play Ball! and Boston Scholar Athletes fund school athletic programs and work to make sure students are meeting GPA requirements to participate. But some say the city’s requirements should be more challenging.
The Play Ball! Foundation and the Boston Scholar Athlete Program have brought funding to the city’s athletics programs, but they didn’t just cut checks and walk away.
After a scathing report on the state of sports in Boston Public Schools, two community leaders stepped up to pitch in. In Part 1 of a weeklong series, we track the school system’s progress and ask: Is the outside help enough?