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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
  • Collings Foundation and FAA agree to temporary grounding of Wings of Freedom vintage planes

    WINDSOR — Big news Friday that the Collings Foundation has grounded the vintage planes used in their Wings of Freedom tour. The ill-fated B-17 flying fortress that crashed at Bradley Airport back in October was a part of their exhibit. The move is temporary. It’s an agreement with the FAA to suspend the living history flights while the Collings Foundation responds to the FAA’s concerns about operations and procedures. The vintage planes of the Collings Foundation traveling Wings of Freedom […]

  • Workers worry as Norwalk based Frontier Communications eyes bankruptcy

    NORWALK — Connecticut based Frontier Communications is staring a financial crisis straight in the face. Frontier Communications is expected to file for bankruptcy in the Spring. It’s important to note, that may simply mean a reorganization of debt to find a sustainable path forward. Union workers are protected by their contract from layoffs until October of 2022 and customers may see no change at all. Frontier Communications is based in Norwalk and they are a company in transition. “For the […]

  • Community mourns UConn student found dead in campus lake

    STORRS — A UConn student has died following a tragic incident on campus. We are learning more about the young life that was lost. Tuesday was sad day for the campus community as they remember the life of Tianyin Shang. Her body was pulled Monday from Mirror Lake. UConn officials confirmed the death of 19 year old Tianyin Shang. She died Monday during an accident on Mirror Lake right off Route 195 between North Eagleville and Gilbert Road. On Wednesday, the […]

  • FBI investigating Robert F. Hyde from Simsbury for potential involvement in Ukraine scandal

    SIMSBURY — It’s a name you’ve heard a lot lately. Robert Hyde. But who is he? For starters, he’s running against Jahana Hayes for Congress in the 5th District. But it’s his antics and social media comments that have raised an eyebrow from those at the highest level of law enforcement. Hyde lives in Simsbury. He’s being investigated by the FBI for his alleged involvement in a possible plot to help President Trump conduct surveillance on former U.S. Ambassador to […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Mother of slain Bethel woman calls out justice system for failing to deliver justice

    BETHEL — Emily Todd of Bethel turned to the internet to find the man of her dreams. What she found instead, was a man straight out of a nightmare. A nightmare that has haunted her family since her murder last year. Now, the family says the nightmare is getting worse, with a justice system that is failing Emily. It was on a cold December day in 2018 when Emily Todd’s body was found face down by the boat ramp along […]

  • Waterbury murder-suicide puts spotlight on domestic violence

    WATERBURY — Domestic violence organizations are weighing in on new information that shows a retired New Haven detective shot and killed his wife at their Waterbury condo before turning the gun on himself. Safe Haven in Waterbury is just one of the organizations across the state available to discretely provide assistance to domestic violence victims. They assist in everything from emotional support to legal services. On November 21st, police found husband and wife LaRhonda and Eric Jones dead in their […]

  • Meriden Police use of force incident scrutinized following social media video

    MERIDEN — Police in Meriden are looking into a use of force incident after a social media video surfaced that has the whole town talking. The video has been shared dozens of times and has received hundreds of comments. Meriden Police Sgt. Chris Fry said that both of the detectives seen in the video are still on the streets. He said as of now, the department has no reason to believe they violated any policy. But some say the video […]

  • Kent Mawhinney’s public and private lives tell different stories

    SOUTH WINDSOR — A husband, father, attorney, coach and life-long South Windsor resident. Kent Mawhinney is well-known around town. The people who know Mawhinney best aren’t talking publicly, but off-camera conversations, warrants, incident reports and affidavits paint a picture of a man who’s public and private lives are very different. ”It’s scary. Bad things in the world are getting closer and closer to home,” said Maxine Pinette. For Pinette, home is next door to Kent Mawhinney. In the middle of […]

  • Video shows suspicious person outside home of Kent Mawhinney’s estranged wife

    SOUTH WINDSOR — New video obtained by FOX61 is raising more questions about the involvement of Kent Mawhinney in the Dulos case. And it gives a window into his own personal affairs. The video shows a person in a black hoodie, holding what appears to be a bag. The person was walking back and forth outside the South Windsor home where Kent Mawhinney’s wife lives. FOX61 also obtained a sworn affidavit by Mawhinney’s wife regarding the incident. In it, she […]

  • Forensic Expert Dr. Henry Lee weighs in on Dulos case

    MERIDEN — Seeking a conviction, prosecutors have already started building their case against Fotis Dulos. They are armed with newly discovered DNA evidence. But the big question is, is it enough? Dr. Henry Lee is a Forensics Professor at the University of New Haven. He assisted in high-profile cases including the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey and the reinvestigation of the Kennedy assassination. “We help with other national and international cases where the body was never found but subsequently the […]

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