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 American Public Media’s Marketplace.

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

Commonwealth Games: More Than A Mirror Of Olympic Sports Schedule

July 22, 2014

GLASGOW, Scotland — The Commonwealth Games have many of the events you see in the Olympics — and many you don’t. And this year, Commonwealth Games spectators will get a glimpse of some things on the horizon for the Olympics. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports from Glasgow.

Commonwealth Games Bring History And The Queen’s Baton To Glasgow

July 22, 2014
A member of the Queen's Baton Relay in the Scotstoun section of Glasgow, Scotland poses for photographs before beginning his (short) portion of the 190,000 km relay. The baton is en route to the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. (Doug Tribou/Only A Game)

GLASGOW, Scotland — The Olympics have a torch. The Commonwealth Games have the Queen’s Baton, which travels through all of the 71 participating nations and territories on its way to the Games.

LeBron James Opts Out, Opens Door For Another ‘Decision’

June 24, 2014
LeBron James put the Miami Heat on hold, opting out of his contract to test the free agency market. (Mark Duncan/AP)

Decisions, decisions. The Associated Press is reporting that LeBron James has told the Miami Heat he will opt out of the final two years of his contract and test the free agency market.

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?

Bobby Mitchell, Washington’s First Black Player, Addresses Redskins Controversy

May 31, 2014
After breaking in with Cleveland, Bobby Mitchell became the Washington Redskins' first black player in 1962. The halfback and wide receiver was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. (Gus Chan/AP)

In the 1962 NFL season, Washington became the last franchise to add a black player to its roster. His name is Bobby Mitchell. The Hall of Famer recently broke his silence about the controversy over the team name Redskins. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

Debate Over Basketball’s ‘Hot Hand’ Heats Up After New Study

May 24, 2014
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (left) gets off a shot with San Antonios Tim Duncan in his face. A team of researchers say that by accounting for shot difficulty, they  were able to prove that the "hot hand" exists. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Most basketball players and fans believe in the hot hand, but scientists and statisticians have dismissed the idea for decades. Now, a new study claims to have uncovered proof that the hot hand is real. OAG’s Doug Tribou reports.

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.

Pro Football Hall Of Famers Converge In Cleveland

May 10, 2014
Marcus Allen Charlie Sanders

Last weekend, NFL legends traveled to Cleveland for the first Pro Football Hall of Fame “Fan Fest.” Organizers say the event is the largest gathering of Hall of Famers aside from enshrinement ceremonies in Canton, Ohio. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

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

May 03, 2014
The series between the Bruins and Canadiens will likely be rough. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens have a storied playoff rivalry. Now they’re facing each other for the 34th time in the playoffs. OAG’s Doug Tribou gets the inside scoop on this rivalry.

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.

‘Fight Church’ Documentary Studies Mixed Martial Arts In Christian Ministry

April 26, 2014

Can you love your neighbor as yourself while punching him in the face? The new documentary ‘Fight Church’ tells the story of Christian ministers who use mixed martial arts fighting to spread the word of God. OAG’s Doug Tribou speaks with the filmmakers.

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.

Vivek Ranadive: Sacramento’s Savior, NBA’s First Indian-Born Owner

March 15, 2014
Vivek Ranadive (left) said the first call he made after purchasing the Sacramento Kings was to center DeMarcus Cousins (right). (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

By purchasing the Kings, Vivek Ranadive saved Sacramento from losing its lone pro sports franchise. Now the NBA’s first Indian-born owner is focused on building the “world’s first 21st-century arena” and increasing basketball’s popularity abroad. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou speaks with Ranadive.

New Zealand Boy Losing His Sight Adds NBA Game To Visual Memory Bank

March 08, 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 the U.S. to see an NBA game. OAG’s Doug Tribou reports.

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.

Red Sox Win AL Division Series Opener 12-2

October 05, 2013

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox opened the American League Division Series with a 12-2 drubbing of the Tampa Bay Rays Friday afternoon at Fenway Park.

Belichick Breaks Silence On Hernandez Murder Charge

July 25, 2013
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to reporters Wednesday, breaking his silence four weeks after former tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Coach Bill Belichick said he was “personally disappointed and hurt” and extended his sympathies to the victim’s family.

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