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.
Before he earned two World Series rings, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was told he was too small to play baseball. He didn’t listen and now he’s inspired one teenage girl to ignore the critics who say girls should stick to softball. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou has our story.
It’s hard to miss UFC champion Ronda Rousey these days between her dominance in the cage, modeling and movie roles. For a look at her rise to stardom, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou sat down with Rousey’s former trainer and Olympic judo coach Jimmy Pedro.
NFL training camps are getting started after what’s been a tough year or so for the league’s image. But would anyone criticize the league for teaching kids about exercise? Well, it turns out they would. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the NFL “Play 60” program and hears from one of its critics.
The first Major League Baseball player from Japan was a 20-year-old pitcher by the name of Masanori Murakami. The lefty only played two seasons in the MLB, but his journey is the subject of the new book called “Mashi” by Robert Fitts. Murakami, Fitts and translator Yuriko Romer joined Only A Game’s Doug Tribou.
With the 2015 WNBA season just past its halfway point, Only A Game was reminded of the story of Seattle Storm guard and basketball great Sue Bird, who has found success throughout her legendary hoops career.
The NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate saga Tuesday. Only A Game has compiled a collection of links to the official report and the heated responses. We also look at how the ruling plays into the ongoing discussion of Brady’s legacy.
Brady’s agent is defending the quarterback, saying he was “completely transparent” with NFL investigators.
Boston is out as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics. Now other North American cities are reviving their push to host the Games.
Why would a reporter trade MLB parks for high school sports? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou profiles Maureen Mullen, an accomplished sports reporter who returned to the hometown newspaper she once delivered door to door.
Basketball fans down under were riding high during the NBA Finals. No matter which team won, at least one Aussie was going to be a champion.
In real life, coaches inspire their players in all sorts of ways. Shane Battier spent 13 seasons as an NBA player, but the motivational moment he’ll always remember began with a very — very — short phone call when he was in college. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou explains.
The Cleveland Cavaliers closed out their opening round NBA playoff series against the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 win Sunday afternoon.
Boston University and Providence College both won in the Frozen Four semi-finals at TD Garden Thursday night to advance to the title game at the Garden Saturday.
After a long winter and a busy offseason, Opening Day has finally arrived. Here’s a look at four things Red Sox fans should know as the season begins.
It’s no coincidence that many spring training employees are native New Englanders ready to give a warm welcome to fans trying to escape Northeast winters.
Young athletes often dream of growing up to become their sports idols. One teenage girl switched sports and is competing with boys — all because of Dustin Pedroia.
The Red Sox have taken fans on a roller coaster ride lately. 2012 last place. 2013 World Series title. 2014 last place again. Is there any way to tell if Boston is set for another wild swing?
The Red Sox had a reunion with a player who wore a Boston uniform only briefly, but became part of one of the most memorable seasons in team history.
While Boston waits for this unpredictable and unprecedented winter to end, many Red Sox fans are getting a taste of spring in sunny Florida.
The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champs for the fourth time in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era. The Patriots edged the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to earn their first championship in 10 years.