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Carothers joins Chronicle staff as new sports editor

Tom Carothers

Tom Carothers is The Chronicle’s new sports editor as of Monday, Jan. 12.
A Richfield resident, Carothers comes to the Chronicle with several years of experience covering both high school and community sports. He covered Twin Cities metro sports over multiple seasons for both the Sun Newspaper chain and online for Patch. Sandwiched in-between those stints, he worked for six years as the sports editor for the Woodbury Bulletin.
A south Minneapolis native, the 41-year-old Carothers has spent the majority of his life living in central Minnesota – save five years spent in western Wisconsin as a child and four more post-high school years in Iowa as a student at Iowa State University.
He also has experience covering athletics at the professional and collegiate levels, but finds his greatest joy covering sports at the community/high school level.
In addition to rooting for the state’s pro teams, Carothers counts himself as a passionate fan of the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Cubs and Phoenix Suns due to various childhood experiences. He counts the North Stars move to Dallas as one of the darkest days of his life. When not working, he enjoys watching sports as well as playing softball or broomball, depending on the season.
Carothers has been married for nearly six years to his wife, Eyota, Minn., native Shawn, who works for Toro. No children, other than two nieces they dote upon. They currently have three dogs ranging in age from 2 to 14.