Tom Ashbrook is born in 1956 in Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.A. He is currently living in Boston, MA. One of the famous American Journalist and radio broadcaster Tom hosts the nationally syndicated, public radio call-in program On Point. He has interviewed many famous people such as Cheryl Strayed, Atul Gawande and much more on his show. He has once been honored with Livingston Award for National Reporting in 1996. He studied American history at Yale University and Gandhi's independence movement at Andhra University in India.
Apart from journalist and broadcaster, he is also an analyst and an editor. He also worked in Alaska as a surveyor and dynamiter of old fields to help pay for college. He produced English- dubbed kung fu movies in Hongkong. Tom spent a decade as a foreign correspondent in India, Hongkong, and Tokyo. He made an Internet startup amalgamating with his college mate Rolly Rouse and the company eventually turned to homeportfolio.com
Talking about his personal life, Tom was previously married in 1975 to Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, associate dean for international students and director of MIT’s International Students Office (ISO). The couple divorced in 2014. He has three children, a daughter, and two sons. At the age of 60, his wife left the world due to cancer on November 6, 2014. Her death news was announced by Tom's in a radio station, WBUR.
According to some media, Tom Ashbrook estimated net worth is $95 million. He has been earning good salary since his network is massive. Tom is also available on many social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. There are many podcasts you can view on the internet. If you are eager to get more wiki on him, then stay connected to us.
Tom's first newspaper job was at the South China Morning Post. He also became a foreign editor for The Boston Globe during the late 1980s. Tom has written a book named The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush. He had heart bypass surgery at the end of 2007 and was off the air until January 2, 2008. After his surgery, he was seen on the show on January 2, 2008, where he discussed his medical journey with doctors and nurses.