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



How low can the market go?

The Dow has taken more dramatic dives this week, once again raising the question of where the bottom is. Jeremy Hobson takes it up with investment specialists in New York.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Are job cuts the way out for Citigroup?

After Citigroup finishes making the 52,000 job cuts just announced, the nation's second largest bank will have shrunk by 20% this year. Jeremy Hobson looks at the company's remaining options.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

More central bank coordination to come

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is in Frankfurt, Germany this morning to talk about coordination between the world's central banks. Jeremy Hobson reports this could become a regular part of European banking life.

Less demand means cheaper oil

It's hard to believe that over the summer, oil was at a high of around $147 per barrel. Now, it's dropped down to less than half of that. Jeremy Hobson reports OPEC has cut production to curb a price drop.
Posted In: Oil

Don't leave home without bank status

American Express is changing its status to a bank holding company so it can qualify for federal aid. Jeremy Hobson reports AmEx's move could lead the way for other credit card and non-credit card companies.

Second bailout effort for AIG

The government bailout of AIG wasn't enough to help it stay afloat. Now it will buy preferred stock in the insurance company to the tune of $40 billion. Jeremy Hobson reports the AIG bailout is now worth $150 billion.

October job losses worse than expected

The Labor Department released employment figures for October, and they're bad -- the unemployment rate is at its highest level in 14 years. Steve Chiotakis pores over the numbers with Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Jobs

Investors get back to business

The election is over and many investors are feeling relieved and not surprised by the result, given the polls. Jeremy Hobson went to the New York Stock Exchange to get a sense of what the market was thinking.
Posted In: Wall Street

Asian stocks respond with rally

Asian stocks rallied after Barack Obama's election. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Scott Tong in Shanghai about the market's reaction and how local financial advisers are responding to the president elect.

Did the election help credit markets?

The credit markets are starting to thaw, and that means confidence is returning to the banking system. Why now? Jeremy Hobson looks into whether the election had any effect on the country's financial mood.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street


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