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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
  • Mattresses, undergarments, toys found near dumpster of Vernon ‘sex dungeon’

    VERNON — FOX61 dug deeper into the double life of Simon Hessler, the Ellington man charged with a series of felonies related to child sex trafficking. We learned Thursday that Hessler’s “sex dungeon” which is about 50 yards from a day care, is located directly up a flight of exterior stairs at his business office and through a door labeled “private.” The items found around the back of the building are even more disturbing. 46-year-old Hessler is an accused man […]

  • Crews in CT working hard ahead of storm to get roads ready for snow

    EAST HARTFORD —   Put the rake down and get ready to grab the shovel. We’re getting ready for winter weather in fall, and you might not be the only one preparing, from the state highways, to the local roads. Tim Webb is the DPW Director in Ellington and they have a fleet of 10 plow trucks and a crew of 21 people. “With today’s technology. We watch your weather radar. We see where the storm is and how fast it’s […]

  • Connecticut House Speaker files complaint as race recount continues

    HARTFORD — Connecticut’s Speaker of the House is locked in a tight battle with his Republican opponent. The race is so close, it triggered an automatic recount. As of Tuesday morning, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz was winning by just 37 votes. He also just filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission centered around an edited graphic used in two ads. One of the ads was paid for by his opponent Michael Gagliardi, the other by an […]

  • Legal threats loom amid recounted races

    ANSONIA / MADISON — The election is over, but the results are still coming in. Automatic recounts have been triggered in several house and senate races. In the race for the 17th Senate District, Democrat Jorge Cabrera is losing to Incumbent Republican George Logan by just 65 votes. It’s a race mired in controversy. Election night put Democrat Jorge Cabrera ahead by 187 votes. He was declared the winner — until. Chuck Pyne is the Campaign Manager for Inc. State […]

  • Election day balloting issues casts shadow on integrity of the system

    MANSFIELD — It’s been three full days since the election, and some ballots cast on and before that day are still being counted and recounted. The publicized problems with people, processes and equipment has cast a shadow on the system. Fox 61 took a look at what went right, what went wrong, and how it can be fixed. Understaffing, faulty ballot boxes, wet ballots, same day registration chaos. It all came to a head for the midterms. Our Fox 61 […]

  • Some familiar names headline Governor-Elect Lamont’s transition team

    HARTFORD — Some familiar names will lead the incoming Lamont Administration into its transition phase. Governor-Elect Ned Lamont announced his leadership team for at least the next 75 days until he’s sworn in. He talked a lot about trust and a lot about unity. Ned Lamont arrived at the Capitol for the first time with the title ‘Governor Elect,’ “I’m really proud to announce today the leadership of our transition team,” said Lamont from the Capitol steps. Some are familiar […]

  • Gubernatorial candidates talk Day 1; reflect on grueling campaign

    HARTFORD — The candidates for Governor are just about 24 hours away from the finish line. They can see the finish line, and they are sprinting toward it with no rest. They crisscrossed the state and they all told me they won’t stop shaking hands to earn votes. From a diner in East Haven, to a victory headquarters in Old Saybrook, to a Main Street stroll in Middletown. Different campaign styles again contrast different governing visions. Griebel, Lamont and Stefanowski […]

  • Amid rising tensions, Charamut apologizes to Lesser for controversial mailer

    HARTFORD — A controversial political mailer from the campaign of Republican State Senate Candidate Ed Charamut has gained national press, and opened new wounds. FOX61 Political Reporter Matt Caron talked to both the man who sent the mailer, and the man it depicted. We spoke to Ed Charamut at his business in Rocky Hill. He didn’t want to go on camera because he said he’s been getting death threats, but he did put out a statement apologizing for what he […]

  • Gubernatorial candidates square off in debate before election

    MASHANTUCKET — The stakes couldn’t have been any higher in Tuesday’s final televised gubernatorial debate before Election Day. The candidates sparred on issues like police community relations, helping the less fortunate and if they would support physician assisted suicide. There were the usual jabs, but no knock out punch. This debate covered topics the previous ones didn’t, even offering the chance for candidates to talk humanity instead of policy. We saw the personal side of our candidates for governor with […]

  • Lamont talks Pittsburgh tragedy before shifting to gun control; criticizing Stefanowski

    HARTFORD — Candidate for Governor Ned Lamont put gun laws center stage during a news conference on the steps of the Capitol. Lamont’s news conference started off talking about the tragedy of the Synagogue shooting in Pittsburg, but it was ultimately a jumping off point to talk about gun policies in general. Lamont was surrounded by advocates, faith leaders and Senators Murphy and Blumenthal. They referenced the tragedy at a Pittsburgh synagogue before shifting the focus to gun laws, criticizing […]