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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
  • Homeless man with violent criminal past arraigned for ‘senseless’ murder of elderly Watertown woman

    WATERBURY — A homeless man accused of killing a 70-year-old Watertown woman appeared in court Tuesday. 48-year-old William Bayarinas, and the victim, Maryann Kibbe-Stanisz were acquainted — but were not friends. “This was a senseless, brutal and violent attack by a thug who had absolutely no respect for human life,” said Watertown Police Chief John Gavallas. We learned Bayarinas — has a violent criminal past. “He has number of felony convictions,” said the State’s Attorney. He had 28 convictions since […]

  • Storm disrupts daily life as temperatures plummet

    MERIDEN / WATERBURY — Monday was cleanup day across Connecticut. The weekend storm knocked out power, brought down branches and disrupted daily life. It was the first significant storm of the 2019 winter. People we spoke with were coping like hearty New Englanders. They had to use a little elbow grease to chip away at the layer of ice that put Connecticut in the deep freeze. The news day started in Meriden. A call came into our newsroom about large branches down. “All […]

  • Scathing report cites deficiencies in how state handles confined youth

    HARTFORD — The organization that oversees child safety in Connecticut just issued a scathing report on the confinement of children in the judicial and criminal justice system. The Office of the Child Advocate is different from the Department of Children and Families. They are an independent state agency that oversees all publicly funded services to children, including DCF. They advocate, make recommendations and investigate, and on Wednesday they released their report on their investigation into child confinement. There are about 120 kids in […]

  • Former Whiting Forensics mental health worker sentenced for patient abuse

    MIDDLETOWN — Tuesday marked the first round of sentencing for the former Whiting Forensics workers convicted of abuse. Gregory Giantonio of Deep River, was sentenced to four months in prison and three years probation on a five year suspended sentence in connection to the 2017 patient abuse scandal at Whiting Forensics in Middletown. Nearly 40 employees were fired and 10 were convicted. “This man is worthy of redemption,” remarked Giantonio’s attorney to the judge. “So I ask that you take […]

  • Bradley TSA/FAA workers report financial troubles amid government shutdown

    WINDSOR LOCKS — Monday begins week four of the Government shutdown, now, officially the longest government shutdown in history. Its impact on local families is growing by the day. This remains a fight over a border wall. President Trump has several options. Keep the government shut down, declare a national emergency, reopen the government, at least temporarily — or compromise. “The other night was one of the hardest nights that I have had because I cried thinking about my co-workers. I felt helpless,” […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz talks inauguration, transition, priorities & bipartisanship

    HARTFORD — After a whirlwind inauguration day filled with fanfare, Thursday was the first full day in office for the Lamont – Bysiewicz administration. Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz didn’t waste any time getting to work. Despite a late night at the inaugural ball, she was in her office bright and early. It’s her first full day in office. An office she’s still setting up with boxes  being unpacked, a new nameplate was on the door, but not on the parking space. The work is […]

  • Capitol gets a last minute house cleaning amid inauguration preparations

    HARTFORD — One by one, items are being crossed off the do-to list at the State Capitol. You can call it spring cleaning in the winter. The Capitol, Legislative Office Building and the Armory were all bustling with people and buzzing with new ideas on the day before inauguration. “New staff is coming in. They are finding out where the bathroom is. So that’s where we are. Everybody is getting their feet wet and ready to go,” explained State Rep. Jason […]

  • Connecticut at a crossroads: Gov.-Elect Lamont says he’s “ready to lead”

    HARTFORD — Connecticut is at a crossroads. We are just a few days away from the baton of leadership being handed to Governor-Elect Ned Lamont. Inauguration Day is Wednesday. Lamont got his shot and he says he’s not going to waste is. Governor-Elect Ned Lamont will usher in fresh leadership and a new vision for Connecticut. Political pomp and circumstance will be on full display in the week ahead. “I’m getting up bright and early. I need you getting going […]

  • Man accused of killing wife and staging Ellington home invasion back in court

    VERNON — Richard Dabate, the Ellington man accused of killing his wife and staging a home invasion, was back in court Friday. The case has attracted national publicity, and it’s that media attention that was up for discussion in court. Before the camera was allowed to record, Dabate’s high-powered Defense attorney — Hubert Santos, told Judge Jorge Simon they objected to the filming. They said Dabate wouldn’t be able to get a fair trail. The judge overruled them. Friday’s proceeding inside Rockville Superior Court […]

  • Waterbury’s Jahana Hayes part of history-making day in Washington

    WATERBURY — The city of Waterbury is beaming with pride Thursday as one of their native daughters, Jahana Hayes, was sworn into Congress in Washington. “Jahana is an inspiration to all of us,” said Waterbury Schools Superintendent Dr. Verna Ruffin. Hayes, a former National Teacher of the Year, lives in Wolcott, but grew up in Waterbury. Hayes was part of record number of women sworn into congress. Beyond that, Hayes is the first black Democratic House member from Connecticut. But those who […]