MPR News reassigns host due to relationship with candidate

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Public Radio News is reassigning a prominent host after he disclosed his relationship with a Democratic politician.

The St. Paul-based radio station said Friday it was removing Tom Weber from his weekday morning show soon after learning of his relationship with Rep. Peggy Flanagan, a candidate for lieutenant governor.

Weber frequently discussed Minnesota politics and hosted well-known politicians during his program.

It's unclear what role Weber will have. The radio station said in a statement that Weber would not cover the race for governor, any 2018 election material or public policy issues.

Flanagan also disclosed their relationship on her personal Facebook page, saying it began recently.

Must Read

Legal group issues private emails Clinton did not...

Aug 9, 2016

The State Department has turned over 44 previously-unreleased Hillary Clinton email exchanges that...

In setback for Brazil's Rousseff, Senate puts her...

Aug 10, 2016

Brazil's Senate has voted overwhelmingly to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial for...

Rowing canceled as skies darken over Rio Olympics

Aug 10, 2016

Rowers packed up their oars for the day while cyclists hit slippery roads on skinny time-trial...

Police seek armed man accused of taking patient...

Aug 10, 2016

Police are searching for a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint at a...

JonBenet Ramsey cold case focus of upcoming TV...

Aug 10, 2016

As the 20-year mark of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey nears, the unsolved case is the focus of...

People also read these

Germany: 2nd arrest in connection with attack...

Aug 10, 2016

German authorities have arrested a man suspected of involvement in violence in Syria, an arrest...

Source: Boy was decapitated on waterslide at...

Aug 11, 2016

The 10-year-old boy killed during a ride on the world's tallest waterslide was decapitated, a...

Rowing canceled as skies darken over Rio Olympics

Aug 10, 2016

Rowers packed up their oars for the day while cyclists hit slippery roads on skinny time-trial...

Ex-New England mob boss arrested on charge he...

Aug 10, 2016

Former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme (sah-LEHM'-ee) has been ordered held...

Colbert to air live after Trump-Clinton...

Aug 10, 2016

Stephen Colbert, who capitalized on the political conventions with live broadcasts, will do the...

About Us

The World Insiders brings you exclusive coverage from across the globe in a timely, easy to consume format sourced directly from our regional media partners.

Contact us: sales@theworldinsiders.com

Subscribe Now!