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Matt Caron is thrilled to join the award-winning FOX 61 news team as Political Reporter.

Matt has made Connecticut his home. He lives in Wethersfield with his beautiful wife Amanda.

Matt has more than 12 years of television news experience. He was an Anchor / Reporter for WWLP 22News in Springfield, Massachusetts for 8 years where he helped the station launch a weekend 10PM newscast on their CW affililiate. Prior to that, Matt worked behind the camera in the production and internet departments for 4 years.

Matt’s stories were part of newscasts that garnered station Emmy and MBA awards. Over the years, Matt has been trusted to cover major live breaking news assignments including the Newtown school massacre, Boston Marathon bombing, and western Massachusetts tornado outbreak.

Matt is a 2010 graduate of Western New England University in Springfield where his journalistic work has earned him several collegiate awards including the 2016 ‘Alumnus of the Year.’ And several first place TV Reporting honors.

When he is not on the clock, you have a good chance of finding Matt exploring Connecticut or Cape Cod. He loves trying new restaurants, testing his luck at blackjack, swinging a golf club and tennis racket and playing games! Video and board games of all kinds. Matt loves to be with his family and friends and last but certainly not least, root for his Buffalo Bills.

Recent Articles
  • President claims victory; Democrats cry foul following release of Mueller Report

    HARTFORD — With the long awaited report now out, the President is hailing it as a victory, while some lawmakers are crying foul. We know the Russian government meddled in the election through social media and a hack of Clinton campaign emails, and according to the Attorney General, neither the President, his administration nor any American aided in that. We also know there was no definitive finding if the President interfered in the investigation, only saying the evidence wasn’t sufficient […]

  • Witness accounts differ from investigators following police shooting in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — Emotions continue to flare after two police officers from Hamden and Yale, one of whom has  yet to be identified, fired at two people during an encounter in New Haven. The Hamden police officer involved in the shooting on Dixwell Avenue and Argyle Street in New Haven is identified as Officer Devin Eaton. Eaton has been placed on administrative leave. “Good thing he didn’t kill her,” remarked Linda Campbell of New Haven. Stephanie Washington was shot almost […]

  • Chants of ‘Black Lives Matter’ echo in New Haven following police involved shooting

    NEW HAVEN — Chants of “Black Lives Matter” are echoing across the city of New Haven Tuesday after an officer involved shooting. The actions of Hamden and Yale Police Officers are causing controversy and community outrage. “I feel he needs to be put up on some charges,” said Rodney Williams. He’s referring to the officers involved. Williams is the uncle of the Suspect, who he identified as Pauley Green of Hamden. FOX61 obtained surveillance video where you can see an […]

  • Local leaders react to Trump’s proposal to send detained immigrants to sanctuary cities

    HARTFORD — The National stalemate over border security has taken new roots locally after the Trump Administration suggested sending detained immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities across the U-S. Only a few communities in Connecticut officially call themselves “sanctuary cities” but more have drafted resolutions to prevent local law enforcement from acting as an arm of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin called called President Trump’s proposal, not serious. “We should push for a serious conversation about comprehensive immigration […]

  • Mayor Stewart’s emails on the Rock Cats move to Hartford

    New Britain Mayor’s race heats up with new and familiar names

    NEW BRITAIN — The New Britain Mayor’s race is heating up. There’s a familiar name in the race, along with a brand new one. Incumbent Republican Mayor Erin Stewart has been in office for six years. For her Democratic Challenger, Christopher Porcher, it would be his first run for public office. New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced on social media Monday that she’s running for re-election. Her 4th two-year term. “There’s still a lot of work that needs to be […]

  • Sen. Blumenthal hears student input on teen vaping

    GLASTONBURY — Connecticut’s Congressional delegation is leading the charge against what they call a teen public health epidemic. Senator Richard Blumenthal met with teens at the heart of the issue at Glastonbury High School. He called out the FDA for a lack of oversight, infrastructure and information to help kids quit. “We’re in an epidemic that they can help stop,” said Blumenthal. He unveiled federal legislation aimed to curb teen vaping, which according to the FDA, has risen 78% in the […]

  • Good Samaritan describes scary scene after SUV crashes into Middletown home

    MIDDLETOWN – It was a scary scene on Camp Street around noon time on Friday after a car drove into a home and left significant damage. The aftermath was all caught on a Good Samaritan’s cell phone just seconds after it happened. Lahchen Rachem and his wife were driving to run errands when all of a sudden, his wife started shouting. “She told me ‘hey! Look! Look! There is an accident – a car went into a house!’” said Rachem […]

  • Perez announces his campaign to regain Mayor’s office

    HARTFORD – Former Hartford mayor, Eddie Perez, announcing his candidacy to be the city’s next mayor at a kick-off event at the Arch Street Tavern in Downtown Hartford Thursday. Perez resigned from office in 2010, the same year he was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for taking a bribe from a contractor in the form of $40,000 worth of home improvements and attempting to extort $100,000 from a developer, both while he was mayor. But the state […]

  • Voters sound off on former Hartford Mayor Perez’s likely run for office

    HARTFORD — Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez, who resigned in scandal, is likely to ask for a second shot at the job. Eddie Perez is 61 years old. He served 9 years as mayor. He will enter an already crowded field of candidates. “I’ve known Eddie since he was a kid,” said James Diamond of Hartford. For the second day, we stopped by Perez’s home for a comment. There was no answer. Perez is scheduled to make his official announcement at […]

  • Gov. Lamont puts debt diet to the test in bond commission meeting

    HARTFORD — Governor Lamont’s so-called debt diet was put to the test Tuesday, as he chaired his first bond commission meeting and had to decide which major projects to put on the state’s credit card. In past bond commission meetings we’ve seen 30 plus item agendas for things like water park splash pads. But this was a lean agenda that represents a 65 percent reduction in bonding compared to past years. “Alright well that was pretty easy. I hope the […]

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