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.
One recent survey found one-in-four MLB pitchers has had Tommy John surgery. What’s behind baseball’s injury epidemic? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou asks experts — and Tommy John himself.
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.
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.
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.
At Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game, two brothers, Chicago’s Pau Gasol and Memphis’ Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball. But the most unusual NBA sibling story is happening in Phoenix. OAG’s Doug Tribou and Curt Nickisch report.
One of golf’s most storied institutions is welcoming its first female members. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, announced Tuesday that seven women are now honorary members of the club, including Queen Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne and golfer Annika Sorenstam.
Eight men will make up the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. After the announcement in Phoenix last weekend, the inductees spoke about the people who helped them along the way. OAG’s Doug Tribou collected their expressions of thanks.
New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater waited seven years to win a Super Bowl. His father, Hall of Famer Jackie Slater, waited 20 and never did. Matthew Slater told Only A Game about his father’s influence on his career.
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.
The former New England Patriots linebacker was elected posthumously in his first year of eligibility. His son, Tyler, accepted the award on his father’s behalf.
Back in 2000, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick replaced Pete Carroll as the Patriots’ head coach. Carroll now leads the Seattle Seahawks. The two coaches have used very different philosophies to get their teams to Sunday’s Super Bowl.
“Because I’m a New Yorker and I cannot root for the Patriots, so I will root for Seattle,” Menzel said at a press conference Thursday.
Back in 2000, Bill Belichick replaced Pete Carroll as the Patriots’ head coach. Carroll now leads the Seahawks, and the two will face off in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots are tired of thinking about it, tired of talking about it and ready to move on. No, not deflate-gate … Arizona.
Longtime defensive tackle Vince Wilfork speaks about what it feels like to win a Super Bowl, his early days in the NFL, and how his family helps him keep his career in perspective.
Former NFL linebacker George Koonce Jr. talks about ‘Life After Football’ in his new book, co-written with Marquette University sociology professors James Holstein and Richard Jones. Koonce and Holstein join Doug Tribou.
The NFL has determined 11 of the 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots during their AFC Championship victory were underinflated, ESPN reports. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou looks at the “lighter” side of the controversy.