Tom Hussey was born in Marblehead, Mass., where he lived until moving to Florida in 1925.  He entered the University of Florida in 1927, and in 1928 made his radio debut as a singer on the university's radio station, WRUF.  He worked part time as an announcer on the station from 1931 to 1935 while enrolled in the graduate school, and during that period got his first taste of sports broadcasting as the assistant on Florida football games.

Tom returned to New England in 1935 and joined the staff of the Yankee Network where he worked on many sports programs as a commercial announcer and moved into football announcing in the late 1930s.  In 1947 he branched out as a free lance sports announcer.  In the summer of 1938, Tom did commercial announcements for the Red Sox and the following year handled Atlantic's first New England baseball broadcasts. 

In 1948, when television made its debut in Boston, Tom was at the mike for most of the Boston Braves telecasts and was selected to split the Braves end of the World Series telecast.  When the Braves and Red Sox separated their television and radio coverage and Hussey became exclusive to the Red Sox. He remained with the Red Sox until 1954. In addition to calling baseball games, Hussey also spent several years as the host of an early evening sports radio program.