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

Meet AppNexus: The online ad platform you already use everyday

While most people haven’t heard of AppNexus, many Internet users almost certainly interact with the company on a daily basis.
Posted In: Tech, ads, Internet

PODCAST: What's GDP growth got to do with it? And, Google stock tips

U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, disappointing investors and many economists. But why is GDP growth necessary? And can you get stock tips from Google search?

What Google search can tell you about the stock market

New research has found a link between Google search terms and the stock market. In other words, check out what people are searching for and then buy or sell.
Posted In: stock market, Google

PODCAST: Delays on the horizon, Austerity in the rear-view

Airlines look to mitigate delays caused by the sequestration. Italy has a new Prime Minister and he doesn't like austerity. And who bears responsibility for sub-standard safety conditions in overseas factories?

PODCAST: Apple is not the apple of Wall Street's eye

Apple disappoints Wall Street. It's the half time show in the earnings game. And Walmart's PR guy explains his work on the company's image.

A check in on earnings, at the half

Earnings season continues on Wall Street with Procter & Gamble, Ford, Boeing, Qualcomm, and Eli Lilly & Co. all reporting today.
Posted In: Earnings, stock market

Walmart's image man on the company's PR challenges

Walmart is losing its image man. Leslie Dach, executive vice president of corporate affairs at Walmart, will be stepping down this summer after seven years on the job.
Posted In: branding, Walmart

PODCAST: Netflix, surveillance, and drought profits

Netflix adds subscribers, DuPont earnings are up on drought-resistant seed sales, and after Boston, surveillance cameras are hot sellers.

Want to spur growth in the U.S.? Take a hint from Chile

What can be done to spur growth in the U.S. and the euro zone? Peter Henry, Dean of NYU's Stern School of Business, thinks the answer lies in developing countries.
Posted In: Europe, developing countries, BRICS

PODCAST: Boston on lockdown

As a manhunt for one of suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings intensifies this morning, authorities are asking local residents to stay in their homes. Public transit has been suspended and businesses are being asked to remain closed.


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