Jeremy Hobson is the former host of  Marketplace Morning Report.

Hobson started at Marketplace in 2007 as a reporter based in Washington, D.C.  He later covered Wall Street and its impact on ordinary Americans for Marketplace, based in the New York City bureau. He started reporting from New York one week before Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008.  Hobson hosted Marketplace Morning Report from 2011 through 2013.

Before joining Marketplace, Hobson frequently found himself in the right place at the right time when it came to big stories: He was calling Florida precincts for NPR’s 2000 election coverage, he was working for Boston’s WBUR during the Boston Catholic Church Sex Abuse scandal, and he was an intern for NPR’s Guy Raz in Turkey at the start of the Iraq War. In addition to those roles, Hobson has worked as producer for NPR’s All Things Considered, Day to Day and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! He has also worked as a host and reporter for public radio stations WILL Urbana, WCAI Cape Cod and WRNI Providence.

Hobson’s radio career began in earnest at the age of nine when he started contributing to a program called Treehouse Radio.  Hobson is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Illinois Laboratory High School. He lives in New York and enjoys hiking, traveling and extremely spicy foods.

Features By Jeremy Hobson



Film industry shoots beyond California

States are luring the movie and TV industry out of California with tax credits. The move has created thousands of jobs in New York, Connecticut and even Michigan. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Taxes

Industry unhappy with regulatory plans

The financial industry knows regulatory changes are coming soon, but that doesn't mean they have to like it. Jeremy Hobson reports on the industry's reaction.

Is China's global currency plan viable?

China's central bank wants to replace the dollar as the global reserve currency with a new currency controlled by the International Monetary Fund. Would this proposal work? Jeremy Hobson reports.

How Geithner's bank plan would work

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plan to get banks lending again involves private investors soaking up the toxic assets while the government guarantees against losses. Will it work? Jeremy Hobson has the details.

Toxic purge helped by private sector

The Obama administration spells out its plan today to purge as much as $1 trillion radioactive bank assets. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson reports why the White House finds it valuable to involve investors from the private sector.
Posted In: Investing

TALF's unintended consequences

With the TALF program, the Fed is lending money to investors so they can buy asset-backed securities to get the credit markets moving again. But the companies likely to profit are the very ones that got us into this mess. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Fed's plan moves mortgage market

The Federal Reserve's plan to pump $1 trillion into the economy initially had its intended effect on the mortgage market, where interest rates dropped. But it also spawned concerns of inflation. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Where is AIG spending that money?

With the federal government paying $170 billion to bail out AIG so far, why is the insurance company turning around and paying multi-billions to other banks and creditors? Kai Ryssdal speaks with reporter Jeremy Hobson about where the money's going and why.

Does loss of Triple-A rating matter?

Now that General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway have lost their Triple-A credit ratings, only five U.S. companies are left with that status. With fewer companies standing at the top, what does losing an A really mean? Jeremy Hobson reports.

U.S. job applicants settling for less pay

Some experts on the U.S. job market are saying things have gotten so bad that applicants are willing to drop two rungs in salary and stature to get a job. Jeremy Hobson crunches the numbers and finds out why some are willing to settle.
Posted In: Jobs


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