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NESN extends the contracts of Tom Caron and Hazel Mae

BOSTON – NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, has extended the contracts of Tom Caron and Hazel Mae, the network announced today.

“We are delighted to extend the contracts of Tom Caron and Hazel Mae, two of the most popular broadcasters in the region,” said Sean McGrail, NESN President. “Tom is an accomplished professional serving as the host of NESN’s Red Sox baseball coverage as well as hosting the network’s many Red Sox specials throughout the year including this Thursday’s special presentation What If... Hazel is incredibly talented and passionate about sports and consistently delivers an informative and entertaining newscast for New England’s sports fans on NESN SportsDesk.”

Caron joined NESN in 1995 and has served in many different roles in his 11 years with the network. The three-time Emmy Award winner currently serves as the studio-host of NESN’s Red Sox pre- and post-game coverage. A versatile broadcaster, Caron has also served as studio host for the network’s Boston Bruins coverage; field reporter for Red Sox baseball; play-by-play announcer for NESN’s college hockey and Pawtucket Red Sox coverage; host of The Boston Globe SportsPlus and numerous NESN special presentations. Caron also finds time to answer viewer questions every week on through the Ask TC mailbag.

“I’m thrilled to be part of NESN’s future. Our pre- and post-game Red Sox shows have never been better, and we’ve really increased our year-round Sox programming,” said Tom Caron. “I’m looking forward to hosting our in- and off-season Sox productions for a long time to come.”

Mae has served as the lead anchor for NESN SportsDesk since September of 2004 when the program began delivering a live nightly sportscast. Since Mae joined NESN, SportsDesk has also expanded the morning edition to a half-hour revolving format and added a mid-day edition at Noon. She also serves as host of Granite City Electric Red Sox Rewind, NESN’s week-in-review program. Mae came to NESN from Rogers Sportsnet, Canada’s all-sports network, where she served as anchor for the morning edition of Sportsnetnews and host of JZone, a weekly baseball magazine show that focused on the Toronto Blue Jays.

"Boston is feeling like 'home' to me, and there is no where I'd rather deliver New England's sports news than in the most passionate sports area in the nation,” said Hazel Mae. “My first choice has always been to stay at NESN. I really appreciate all the support I've received the past two years from all of New England's sports fans."

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