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

Goodell Announces New NFL Domestic Violence Policy

August 28, 2014
In a letter to team owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

After being widely criticized for his handling of Ravens running back Ray Rice’s suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new, stricter league policies regarding domestic violence.

In The NFL, It’s Raining Flags

August 21, 2014
It's been a penalty-filled preseason thanks the NFL's new "points of emphasis" for officials.  (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

If you like football and yellow’s your favorite color, you’re in luck. NFL penalty flags are logging some serious frequent flier miles this preseason as officials work to enforce the league’s “points of emphasis” for the upcoming season.

Ancient Game Of Lawn Bowls Adds New Chapter In Glasgow

August 16, 2014
Placement and strategy are critical in lawn bowls. (Mark Noble/Getty Images)

Lawn bowls was already old when Shakespeare started mentioning it in his plays. At the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou got a primer on this ancient game from some of the world’s best bowlers.

A Cap Of A Yankee In Queen Elizabeth’s Court

August 15, 2014
You won't find a lot of U.S. sports apparel in Scotland, but Clyde, the Commonwealth Games mascot, was everywhere this summer. (Doug Tribou/Only A Game)

Only A Game’s Doug Tribou traveled to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, but he couldn’t totally escape American pro sports teams.

Ray Guy: The First Punter To Reach The Hall Of Fame

August 02, 2014
Ray Guy reached seven Pro Bowls and was a three-time First-Team All-Pro. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

On Saturday, Ray Guy will become the first punter to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Doug Tribou talks to the former Raider about his colorful career.

Amateur Boxing Drops The Headgear In Glasgow

July 30, 2014
Head guards like these are a thing of the past for male boxers at the Commonwealth Games after a 2013 rule change that will also affect the Olympics. (Matt King/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, Scotland — A major change for the sport of boxing is on display at the Commonwealth Games. Male boxers at the Games in Glasgow are fighting without headgear. That same change is also coming to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Boxers have worn headgear during Olympic bouts since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.

Commonwealth Games: 71 Teams, 4,500 Athletes And A Common Bond In Glasgow

July 26, 2014
The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow come just a few months before Scotland's vote for independence.(Francois Nel/Getty Images)

GLASGOW, Scotland — One of the world’s largest sporting events is happening now, and if you’re from the United States, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of it. From Canada to Cameroon and Pakistan to Papua-New Guinea, more than 4,500 athletes have traveled to Scotland for the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games.

Queen Elizabeth Delivers A Royal Opening For The Commonwealth Games

July 24, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II opened the 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Danny Lawson/AP)

GLASGOW, Scotland — Scottish hospitality, humor and charity were on display at the opening ceremony for the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday night at Glasgow’s Celtic Park.

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.

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.

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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