NESN studio host Tom Caron cracked up a sold-out crowd of Red Sox fans Tuesday evening at Portland’s One Longfellow Square in the latest edition of MaineVoices Live, the Portland Press Herald’s event series featuring one-on-one conversations between a member of the newsroom and a notable Mainer in front of a live audience.

Caron, who is originally from Lewiston, was interviewed by Press Herald reporter Mike Lowe, who on Monday was named Maine Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association for the third time.

Lowe and Caron, who worked as a sports anchor for WGME and a play-by-play radio announcer for the Portland Pirates before covering the Red Sox for NESN, are longtime colleagues reporting on Maine and New England sports; Lowe is even on the mailing list for Caron’s parody of annual holiday newsletter, which Lowe read from on stage Tuesday.

In the hourlong conversation, Caron talked about his Lewiston High School soccer career, the Red Sox’ World Series wins, the analysts he works alongside and what Maine means to him.
A winner of multiple New England Emmy awards, Caron writes a column for the Press Herald that appears on Tuesdays.

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