MPR News Reassigns Host Due to Relationship With Candidate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ 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
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
Flanagan also disclosed their relationship on her personal Facebook page,
saying it began recently.