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



Latest economic indicator -- the shrink

Sometimes you find economic truths in offbeat places. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson visited an anxiety clinic in Washington, D.C., for a measurement of how consumers are coping.
Posted In: Economy

Denver's ambitions are a mile high

Denver's not a town that normally gets a whole lot of media attention, because it's far from bigger economic and political centers of power. But some in the city think they can show the rest of us the shape of our economic future. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Copyrights upheld for open source code

A ruling by a Federal appeals court that open-source software can be protected by copyright is expected to have enormous effect not just for coders, but for the tech world at large. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Internet

Truth-testing Obama's tax plan

Barack Obama unveiled new details about his tax-cut plan today. It includes the tax cuts -- and who will pay for them. Jeremy Hobson looked at the math to see if Obama's numbers hold up.
Posted In: Taxes

Are corporate tax breaks now ho-hum?

The GAO report out today says that two-thirds of companies operating in the U.S. aren't paying taxes. So, where's the outrage? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Apple Apps pulling in $1 million a day

Apple's new online store where iPhone and iPod owners can download games and other software is already an incredible success. Jeremy Hobson checks it out.
Posted In: Internet, Science

Fed funds rate expected to stay steady

The Federal Reserve meets tomorrow on interest rates, and Fed watchers expect the federal funds rate to stay at 2 percent. Jeremy Hobson reports why some say a steady rate is more likely -- and why it may be safer.
Posted In: Economy

Charge it to my retirement account

It's easier than every to borrow against your nest egg with 401(k) debit cards, but everyone from the SEC to Congress is railing against the cards, with one senator even proposing a ban. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Fast food takes off during tough times

As the economy slides down, burgers sales start sizzling. Jeremy Hobson reports as a part of an ongoing series of unusual economic indicators.
Posted In: Economy, Food

U.S. companies offset losses overseas

As companies announced second-quarter earnings today, you had to listen close for much mention of the United States. The state of the dollar has many firms focused on success in foreign markets. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy


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