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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
  • New Haven PD trying to identify mom whose child was found alone on street

    NEW HAVEN — Police in New Haven are trying to identify the mother whose baby allegedly wandered off into a busy New Haven Street. Captain Anthony Duff told FOX61 just before 1 p.m.,a DCF worker driving down busy Quinnipiac Avenue spotted an unsupervised child. The state worker stayed with the baby and called police. Before police got on scene, the mother snatched the child front the DCF workers arms and brought them back inside the Quinnipiac Gardens apartments. Jeremy Leblanc lives […]

  • FOX61 EXCLUSIVE: Man punched by New Britain Officer claims it was unprovoked

    NEW BRITAIN — New Britain Police have opened an internal investigation into the actions of Officer Michael Slavin, but as of Wednesday he has not been put on desk duty. In a sling and covered in scrapes and bruises, Dennis Ramos told FOX61 his story. “I was handcuffed and he was beating me in the face,” he said. Ramos is the man seen pinned to the ground in the video as he’s being punch by Officer Michael Slavin. He talked […]

  • Manchester company being investigated for suspected safety violations

    BLOOMFIELD — OSHA is investigating a Connecticut construction company for suspected safety violations following an accident in Bloomfield where a worker became trapped in a trench. We learned Tuesday that the trapped man, who is not being identified, was released from Saint Francis Hospital on crutches.  The worker was nearly buried alive while  working on a sewer system at 31 Brentwood Drive. A two man crew was back digging at the locations Tuesday, but not talking. ABD Construction and Septic […]

  • Judge to rule as CT family fights to stay together

    HARTFORD — A Connecticut family is once again, fighting to stay together. They’re picking up their immigration fight where they left off almost exactly a year ago when they won a key victory. One year ago, Salma Sikandar her husband Anwar Mahmud and their son Samir won a battle as Salma was granted a temporary stay of deportation. FOX61 was the only station there as they got news from their attorney that she would be able to temporarily stay in […]

  • Legal path to citizenship could take decades for certain people

    HARTFORD — With raids planned for Sunday and with the national spotlight squarely on the immigration issue, we talked to an immigration attorney about the legal paths to become a citizen. There are several legal pathways to citizenship. But in addition to being underfunded and understaffed, those agencies are also dealing with a backlog of applicants and a lot of confusing paperwork. Dr. Nso Besong is fled to the United States from Cameroon. “The greatest thing that somebody can have […]

  • Connecticut immigrants fearful on news of impending ICE raids

    HARTFORD — Fear is spreading through the immigrant community on news that ICE plans to round up thousands of immigrants with deportation orders. High level sources within the federal government are saying these nationwide raids will target 10 cities first. Hartford is not on the initial list. But immigrants say they are scared and the Attorney General said he was scared, but is prepared to defend the people of Connecticut. We asked an immigrant facing deportation if he still believes in the American […]

  • 25 arrests made in operation ‘Fantasy Island’ in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN — A massive gang bust in new haven has led to the arrest of more than two dozen people. Police in New Haven sent a stern warning to the criminal underworld that violence will not be tolerated. Operation ‘Fantasy Island’ started over a year ago. The goal was to get repeat violent criminals who are part of an older gang called the Island Brothers, locked up. Calling it an ongoing investigation, police wouldn’t get into names or the specifics of […]

  • Tenants moving out as legal battle over Meriden sinkhole reaches stalemate

    MERIDEN — It looks like a judge will have to decide who is responsible for shoring up a massive sinkhole in a backyard at both 170 Liberty Street and 8 Hobart Street. The city building inspector deemed the house unsafe, but the homes landlord said his structural engineers say otherwise.  Tenants who were forced to evacuate were back at the home Tuesday to collect their things. They are moving out. It’s turned into a war of words. “An absolute foolish […]

  • Government mobilizes to aid in toxic cleanup of PFAS following spill in Farmington River

    WINDSOR — Residents are expressing their outrage following a spill of toxic chemicals into the Farmington River. Now, federal state and local authorities are scrambling to clean up and prevent future accidents. Some federal money is coming to Connecticut to help with the cleanup, but officials want to expand that funding funding to private wells. And they’re calling on the FAA and EPA to officially designate PFAS as hazardous. “It is a threat, statewide,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “It’s up […]

  • Safety upgrades planned for dangerous pedestrian intersection following crash in East Granby

    EAST GRANBY — FOX61 witnessed a close call at the same spot where a woman was nearly killed Thursday while riding her bicycle while crossing a busy road. It happened along a rural area on Route 20 where the Heritage Trail crosses the road. The view from the road shows a well marked pedestrian crossing, but with obvious blind spots. A handlebar view shows how quickly the traffic whizzes by. “They should put a slower speed limit on the road,” […]

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