Tom Ashbrook

Inside Biography

Tom Ashbrook is a radio broadcaster as well as a journalist known best for his very own show called On Point. He has been employed with the NPR since a long time ago and he is a hugely popular personality.


Tom Ashbrook was born in the year 1956. His birthplace is in Bloomington, Illinois, USA. He was educated at the Yale University as well as the Andhra University situated in India.


Tom Ashbrook started off his work in Alaska. He started work as a surveyor for oil fields before he left for Asia to work. He has been known to have spent a decade and worked in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and India. He became the foreign editor for The Boston Globe which led him to rise to fame. 

Tom Ashbrook joined the public radio in the year 2001 whereby he was enlisted by the NPR as well as the WBUR Boston. His corresponding endeavors include covering the refugee exodus in Vietnam as well as the economic trends of the United States as well. He has also worked as a Nieman Fellow at the Harvard University. Also an author, Tom has written the book named The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush. This book chronicles his experience as an internet entrepreneur.

As of now, Tom Ashbrook hosts the show named On Point, a radio program of two hours which airs for five days in a week. It is recorded in front of a live studio audience. On his show, he has interviewed the likes of Cheryl Strayed as well as Atul Gawande.

Personal Life

Tom Ashbrook is a married personality. He was married to Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook,  in 1975, who lost her life, in 2014, because of cancer. The couple has a daughter as well as two sons and Tom has not been married since.

It has also been known that Tom Ashbrook underwent heart bypa s s surgery on 2007. Because of this, he had to remain off-air up until January 2008. He discussed his condition of the show on his program. His medical journey was also showcased on his show.

Facts, Net Worth, and Achievements

Tom Ashbrook has won a huge number of awards in the past years. Among them, one  is the Livingston Award, which he won for National Reporting. He won the award in the year 1996 and this led him to become well known in the journalism sector. With a salary ranging thousands of dollars, Tom has acc u mulated a huge amount of net worth over the years for his endeavors carried out in the field of journalism.

by Bchrome, 14 Nov, 2016

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