NESN's Tom Caron is never at a loss for words. It's what makes him great at his job. A job he was discussing Tuesday with St. Mike's faculty and journalism students.
"Someone's asking about an internship, someone's asking about how you move from print to TV and then someone's asking how David Ortiz will hit against lefties," Caron said. "Some people just want to talk about the Red Sox and that's great too."
Caron is a St. Michael's alum, class of '86. That year, the Red Sox were one strike away from winning the world series. Certainly times have changed for the Sox and TC.
"I've had a front row seat at some of the great moments in Boston sports history," Caron said. "These last 12 years, it's been the greatest sports town in America so how lucky am I?"
"I think back about it know and I think the thing that was most striking about him was his energy," Associate AD Chris Kenny said. "The guy had tremendous energy and would make the most out of every opportunity that he could come across."
He was recently voted favorite local TV personality for 2013 in a New England media research poll. If you polled the journalism students here, they'd say he's their favorite Purple Knight alum.
"I was just so excited to see he was coming here," student Monica Andreani said. "I called my dad, he was excited. Hopefully I can get an internship there with NESN this summer down in Boston."
Its been a while since Tom Caron roamed the halls of Alliot Hall, but no matter where his NESN gig takes him, TC's never forgotten where it all started.
"There's an incredible source of pride for the people that went here," Caron said. "It's a small school outside of a great city. My sons are starting to think about college, I can't think of a better place to come. I hope they come here."
Even if they don't go, we know that Tom Caron will be making a return to his alma mater. The NESN host with the gift of gab, giving back. In Colchester, Scott Fleishman, Channel 3 spotlight on sports.
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