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

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.

Seahawks, Broncos Renew AFC West Rivalry In Super Bowl

February 01, 2014
When John Elway quarterbacked the Broncos from 1983 to 1998, Denver and Seattle were AFC West Division rivals. (Barry Sweet/AP)

Seattle and Denver have more history between them than most Super Bowl opponents, but most of it happened when they were both in the AFC West. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports on the rivalry’s roots.

Fans Hedge Super Bowl Ticket Hopes On Team’s Success

January 25, 2014
(Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

At the start of the NFL season, would you have paid $50 to guarantee yourself a face-value Super Bowl ticket … but only if your favorite team made it? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports on a ticket sales system that banks on hope.

Cubs’ Offseason Surprise: Clark The Mascot

January 18, 2014
Cubs mascot Clark (Chicago Cubs)

The Chicago Cubs’ last playoff appearance was in 2008. Their last World Series title happened in 1908. Desperate times call for desperate measures. And on Monday, the Cubs unveiled an unexpected offseason acquisition. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

Goodbye, BCS. Hello, College Football Playoff.

January 11, 2014
Florida State players celebrate their 2014 BCS title game victory over Auburn on Monday. The College Football Playoff will replace the BCS next season. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

If you’ve been complaining about college football’s Bowl Championship Series for the past 16 years, you can stop now. It’s over. The new playoff format will debut next season. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at what’s new, what’s not, and what people might complain about next.

The Rose Bowl Turns 100

January 04, 2014
In the 100th edition of The Rose Bowl, No. 4 Michigan State beat No. 5 Stanford, 24-20. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

On New Year’s Day, Michigan State beat Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl. This season there are 35 bowl games, but in 1902 the Rose Bowl was the first. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou takes a look back.

Flexible Flyer: A Sledding Tradition Continues

December 28, 2013
Today steel runner sleds are a relatively small part of Paricon's business. (Doug Tribou/Only A Game)

Flexible Flyer went downhill – in the business sense – for a time, but today the legendary sled brand is thriving in the hands of a family that spent generations competing against it. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.

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