Citing allegations, WBUR and licensee put Tom Ashbrook on leave

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WBUR and its licensee Boston University placed Tom Ashbrook on leave Friday after unspecified allegations were made against the On Point host.

In a joint statement, the institutions said the allegations were made Thursday and the university hired an outside organization to investigate. A university spokesperson declined to comment on the nature or scope of the complaints or who will sit in for Ashbrook as host.

“We will decide a course of action after getting the results of this investigation,” the statement said.

WBUR GM Charles Kravetz convened an off-the-record staff meeting to explain the decision, according to a WBUR news report. Kravetz did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

On Point is produced at WBUR and distributed nationally by NPR.

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