WBUR Announces New Hosts for 'On Point', Including Indian DescentHot Buzz

July 26, 2018 10:48
WBUR Announces New Hosts for 'On Point', Including Indian Descent

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Two acquainted voices in public radio will soon be taking over as hosts for WBUR's nationally syndicated program 'On Point.'

The station proclaimed on Wednesday that Meghna Chakrabarti, a Boston-born to Indian immigrant parents and David Folkenflik will take over the show that has been without a permanent host since the firing of Tom Ashbrook in February.

According to Boston University's Office of Marketing and Communication, the two-hour program will be hosted by Chakrabarti from the WBUR station in Boston on Monday through Thursday, while Folkenflik will broadcast from New York on Fridays.

In a statement to listeners, WBUR general manager Charlie Kravetz said Chakrabarti and Folkenflik represent "today's modern listener - smart, diverse, working parents with small kids at home."

"So while they'll be hosts first and foremost, I believe they will also be relevant and relatable in a way that resonates, bringing their personal experiences and insights to bear," he wrote. "Together at On Point, these two will bring a broad range of deep experiences that will generate vibrant discussions and conversations every day."

The new hosts will start the week of August 20.

Earlier Chakrabarti worked as a fill-in host on the station's midday program "Here & Now," served as a host of "Radio Boston," and hosted the podcast "Modern Love."

"For the past ten years, I've been lucky enough at WBUR to hone a style of journalism that combines a reporter's dogged, enterprising approach along with the freshness and intensity of live conversation," she said in a statement. "It's a privilege to bring that to a national stage and to work with David, who I've followed and admired for years."

By Sowmya Sangam

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