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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
  • Somers hit hard by storm

    SOMERS — At the peak of Thursday’s coastal storm, more than 60% of customers in Somers had no power, there were more than 30 damage locations and more than 40 roads closed. Bruce Urbon, a Somers resident and DPW worker said, “It was just a crazy night.” Somers First Selectman Bud Knorr said, “I can tell you wind gusts were up to 50MPH.” More than half the town was in the dark, Thursday. “Wow, that’s a lot of people,” Jeanne Smith.  […]

  • Retiring Chief State’s Attorney reflects on 47 year career

    ROCKY HILL — In just two weeks, the state’s longest serving chief prosecutor will call it a career. Kevin Kane’s job was posted Wednesday. Deputy State’s Attorney John Russotto will take his place until the Criminal Justice Commission which is appointee by the Governor chooses a replacement to finish Kane’s 5 year term, which ends in 2021. Fox61 Reporter Matt Caron sat down with Kane for a one-on-one interview. MATT: “Kevin, you are retiring. Tell me why now?” KEVIN: “Why […]

  • Crash, car fire in Brooklyn kills two 17-year-olds

    BROOKLYN — State police say a single-car rollover crash in Brooklyn killed two teens overnight Monday. According to police, the car was driving northbound on North Society Road, just past Creasey Road. The car came to a curve in a road and lost control, causing the car to skid into a guardrail and down into a ditch where the car caught fire. One of the passengers was taken to Hasbro Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Police say she was […]

  • The debate over Christopher Columbus comes to New Haven

    NEW HAVEN – We all know the rhyme: “In 14-hundred-and-92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” But… then it gets more complicated. The federal and state holiday has come under the modern day microscope. A better awareness that while Christoper Columbus’ journey was a bold and challenging act that changed the world, not all of the stories are accurate. He wasn’t the first European in the New World (the vikings beat him by about 900 years), he didn’t “discover America” (he […]

  • Groton standoff suspect in court; has six pending unrelated cases

    NEW LONDON / GROTON — A peaceful resolution to a tense situation Friday regarding a suspect standoff in Groton. A woman with a gun barricaded herself inside the home of her ex until negotiators convinced her to give herself up. The court said this matter is the latest development in a domestic violence situation. 50-year-old Kristen Anderson was ordered to hand over all firearms and have no contact with a protected person only identified by the initials G.F. FOX61 was the […]

  • Injured B17 mechanic released from hospital as final services begin for victim’s families

    ENFIELD — Families are mourning their lost loved ones and trying to sort through their emotions as they continue to wait for answers on what brought down the B-17 at Bradley International Airport just one week ago. At the Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels Wednesday, the family and friends of 64-year-old Robert Rubner of Tolland gathered for his services. He worked for Pratt & Whitney for 30 years and leaves behind three brothers, six nieces, three nephews. It was not the only […]

  • Home care workers rally in Enfield; claim they aren’t getting paid on time

    ENFIELD — Home care workers say they are getting paid late and sometimes, not at all.  They showed their strength in numbers Tuesday at a rally. The home care workers marched to Ally Rehabilitation Centers, the payroll agency they claim isn’t paying them on time.  “When the money doesn’t come in on time then we aren’t able to put food on the table so today we are here to tell Allied enough is enough,” said home caregiver Lynnette Dockery. About 100 […]

  • Comforted and haunted by memories, Joe Roberts remembers brother ‘Jim’

    WINDSOR LOCKS — Seven people dead and seven people are injured, and now it’s not just numbers, but names and faces, families and feelings. One of those names is James Roberts. He’s was one of four brothers. The Roberts brothers are no stranger to tragedy after recently losing their mother and father nearly back-to-back. But the brothers are finding strength in each other. “I wish he was here,” said Joe. “I would tell him I love him. I love him so […]

  • Reliability of B-17’s antiquated piston engines called into question as NTSB investigates

    WINDSOR LOCKS — As the crash investigation continues at Bradley, FOX61 is learning more about the B-17 bomber and it’s historical reliability, or lack there of. The fact finders at NTSB had boots on the ground Thursday to determine what brought down the B-17 Flying Fortress with 13 people on board. The pilot reported a problem with an engine. The plane had four engines. UConn Engineering Professor Lee Langston told FOX61 it can fly on three working engines in flight […]

  • DCF opens investigation into DUI crash involving foster child and father

    MERIDEN — A Meriden teenager is in critical condition after being thrown from a vehicle that was being driven by his allegedly drunk foster father. Despite alcohol allegedly being a factor, neighbors on North Wall Street told FO61 the same thing. Speeding is a consistent problem. They are calling on the police to step up enforcement and ticketing here on North Wall Street. Adam Curtis of Meriden said drivers speed, “All the time. By the time people get here they […]

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