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Spouse of On Point Host Dies, Met in Illinois

Tom Ashbrook in the studio
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On Point host Tom Ashbrook’s wife, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, died of cancer Wednesday evening. Tom and his family have been by Danielle’s side throughout this difficult time.

Tom and Danielle were high school sweethearts from Illinois, lived in India, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  They settled and raised their family in Newton, Mass.

Danielle was an associate dean at MIT, and served as Director of the International Students office. She is survived by Tom, their three children and one granddaughter.

Tom will be taking some time off from hosting On Point to be with his family.

A series of guest hosts have been lined-up for On Point including Jane Clayson, John Donvan, John Harwood and Jessica Yellin among others.

To express condolences, an email address has been set up at community@onpointradio.org.

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