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



Salaries up for recent college grads

An employment survey found starting salaries among recent college grads are up across the board on average of 7 percent over last year. Jeremy Hobson reports which saw the biggest income increase.
Posted In: Jobs

An economy gone to the dogs

People aren't the only ones hurt by the weak economy. As finances get tighter, animal shelters are filling up with the pets that owners can't afford to take care. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Wal-Mart confronts working suits

A Minnesota judge ordered Wal-Mart to pay $6.5 million yesterday for labor law violations. But Jeremy Hobson reports the case is just one in 70 lawsuits around the country alleging the same issues.
Posted In: Crime, Jobs, Retail

Oil makes U.S. military shift priorities

The U.S. military is a big customer for oil companies, and the price hike per barrel means a much higher bill this year. Jeremy Hobson reports how fuel could factor in and change the budget.
Posted In: Oil

Florida offers sweet deal for Everglades

The Sunshine State is negotiating with U.S. Sugar Corp. to buy land that could be instrumental in saving the Everglades. The deal would put the nation's largest cane sugar company out of business. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

A commission for tough fiscal issues

A House committee is trying to deal with Social Security and Medicare without avoiding them. One method includes creating a bi-partisan commission that would work together on tough decisions. Jeremy Hobson has more.

Will China price rise lower oil demand?

Beijing has lifted some subsidies on domestic fuel on the theory that such a move would cut demand and allow global prices to ease off. But you know what happens when you assume anything about oil prices. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Big Oil plans its return to Iraq

Iraq's oil ministry has announced plans for the first major deals with Western oil companies since the 2003 invasion. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Cruise ship safety at issue in Senate

From disappearing to experiencing sexual assault, many vacationers don't realize the potential dangers one can face on a cruise ship. One group is asking the Senate to beef up cruise security. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel

Economy's down, lipstick's up

Tough economic times have many seeing red -- and not just in their wallets. Jeremy Hobson reports on another economic indicator that's on a lot of people's lips.


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