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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.

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Features by Jeremy Hobson

PODCAST: Password 1, 2, 3

A merger between American Airlines and US Airways, Warren Buffet to enter the ketchup business, the creative and risky financing being used by public school districts around the country, and the most common business passwords.

My big fat American airline

Robert Isom, the COO of US Airways and John Snook, the Senior Vice Presdeint of Customer Service at American Airlines share their thoughts on the challenges of the coming merger and their hopes for the future airline.
Posted In: American Airlines, US Airways

Mergers and acquisitions ramp up with American Airlines and Heinz deals

Investors are digesting a mega airlines merger and major ketchup acquisition this morning. Is the activity a coincidence or part of a larger trend?
Posted In: American Airlines, Warren Buffett, Heinz ketchup, Mergers and Acquisitions

American Airlines merger has a lot of history

Bob Crandall, the former CEO of American Airlines, joins us to discuss the path to the US Airways merger and what's next for the new airliner.
Posted In: American Airlines, US Airways

PODCAST: Pizza as just dessert, Valentine's Day insurance

Obama's plans for education from pre-school to college. Will an increase in minimum wage help or hurt workers? And in a twist, some former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay are becoming part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria they used to work for.

PODCAST: Valentines Day sludge

Betting wrong on gentrification in Chicago, the safest year for air travel since 1945, and looking back at the president's first term, where have the jobs actually come from?

Better radar, tracking systems lead to safest air travel since 1945

Today marks four years to the day since the last fatal crash of a commercial airliner in the U.S. In addition, the New York Times points out that last year was the safest for global air travel since 1945.
Posted In: Airlines, safety, Tech

PODCAST: Down with the beef burger, the State of the Union for toddlers

Pope Benedict and the church's branding, the State of the Union for toddlers, and a check in on Egypt two years after its revolution.

The fiscal cliff reprise: Meet the sequester

There are less than three weeks to go until Washington's latest budget deadline -- the $85 billion spending cut package known as the sequester.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, sequestration, Obama

PODCAST: Clear skies, congested roads

the U.S. trade deficit fell in December to its lowest level in three years. Airlines are cancelling flights by the minute as a major winter storm bears down on the northeast -- about 3,000 flights have alreday been cancelled today.

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