Tom Weber

Tom Weber

Host, MPR News with Tom Weber
Minnesota Public Radio
tweber@mpr.org


Tom Weber is host of MPR News with Tom Weber, which is heard weekdays at 11am. The show focuses on all things Minnesota, from the latest headlines to the long-standing issues that define the state, to the quirky people who make this an interesting place to live. Tom joined MPR News in January 2008, serving as a general assignment reporter and as an award-winning education reporter before joining the newly created weekday news talk show The Daily Circuit as a co-host in 2012. He became host of MPR News with Tom Weber in late 2014. Weber also hosts several MPR news live events, including the Broadcast Journalist Series at the University of St. Thomas. Before moving to Minnesota, the Chicago native was a morning news anchor and reporter for KWMU St. Louis Public Radio for more than five years. He is the author of the travel book 100 Things to do in the Twin Cities Before You Die.

Tom Weber Feature Archive

4th and 14th in Dinkytown
As the Minneapolis City Council readies a Friday vote on Dinkytown's historic status, listen to three locals with a love for the neighborhood's history bring us back to the area's roots. ( 07/09/2015)
Lincoln's funeral car
After Lincoln's death, a funeral train moved the president's body back to his hometown of Springfield, Ill. The train arrived there on May 3, but the funeral train car that carried Lincoln was not done with its own journey. (MPR News Update, 07/06/2015)
Eric Kaler
A legislative audit found the University ignored "serious ethical issues" in its handling of a mentally ill drug trial patient a decade ago. That patient, Dan Markingson, committed suicide in 2004 while participating in the trial. (MPR News Update, 04/13/2015)
Steger turned 70 last year and said he hopes to see measurable change in his lifetime. (The Daily Circuit, 02/06/2015)
Randy Croce from the University of Minnesota's Labor Education Service looked into the history of the people who built the capitol and joins The Daily Circuit to discuss the unknown faces behind one of Minnesota's most beloved architectural marvels. (The Daily Circuit, 01/26/2015)
Chuck Marohn thinks Minnesota towns are pulled into Ponzi schemes where new roads create strips of big-box national chains that bring instant gratification and long-term pain. (The Daily Circuit, 01/20/2015)
On Jan. 11, Dupre reached the summit of Mt. McKinley in Alaska. It's the first time anyone has climbed the tallest mountain in North America alone in January. (The Daily Circuit, 01/16/2015)
Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle said Tuesday that the Minnesota needs a reliable revenue stream to pay for the $6.5 billion in road improvements needed in the next decade. (The Daily Circuit, 12/09/2014)
A major overhaul of three blocks along the Mississippi River would reshape an already signature, high-traffic section of the downtown Minneapolis riverfront. (The Daily Circuit, 11/24/2014)
A wayward moose that drew attention last week for showing up on a farm near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, has died, a Minnesota DNR official confirmed Thursday. (The Daily Circuit, 11/20/2014)
Branch, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has expanded his initial reporting with a more extensive book detailing Boogaard's life and death. (The Daily Circuit, 10/13/2014)
This newly-found recording features 8-year-old Michael Jackson, along with his brothers Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlon. It's believed to be the earliest recording of the group. (The Daily Circuit, 09/30/2014)
A new report suggests Minnesotans might need to consider a future without iconic birds, including the state bird, the common loon. (The Daily Circuit, 09/09/2014)
A nascent effort to build a 'food oasis' that was originally proposed to be located in the Lowertown Depot will go on - and has been going on - without the building. (The Daily Circuit, 08/13/2014)
Generations of immigrants in the early days of Minneapolis's history lived in the eclectic area along the Mississippi River known as the Bohemian Flats. (The Daily Circuit, 06/20/2014)