BUFFALO, N.Y. - Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR’s “On Point,” will be making a special appearance at WNED and broadcasting live in Buffalo on Friday, June 10.
Ashbrook, an award-winning journalist, was brought to public radio following the attacks of September 11, 2001, when he was enlisted by NPR and WBUR-Boston for special coverage, after a distinguished career in newspaper reporting and editing.
He will broadcast “On Point” live in Buffalo from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Ashbrook will then attend a luncheon in the WNED Studios with WNED and WBFO major donors.
Ashbrook’s career in journalism spans twenty years as a foreign correspondent, newspaper editor and author. He spent ten years in Asia — based in India, Hong Kong, and Japan — starting at the South China Morning Post, then as a correspondent for the Boston Globe. He began his reporting career covering the refugee exodus from Vietnam and the post-Mao opening of China and has covered turmoil and shifting cultural and economic trends in the United States and around the world, from Somalia and Rwanda to Russia and the Balkans. At the Globe, where he served as deputy managing editor until 1996, he directed coverage of the first Gulf War and the end of the Cold War.
He received the Livingston Prize for National Reporting and was a 1996 fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation. Prior to that, Ashbrook took a four-year plunge into Internet entrepreneurship, chronicled in his book “The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush.”
“On Point” airs weekdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on WNED News 970.
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