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

Kick-starting NFL dreams in the U.K.

The Miami Dolphins and New York giants will play their first regular-season game at Wembley Stadium in London. Jeremy Hobson reports this could be a way to invite U.S. football overseas.
Posted In: Sports

AMD's got a chip on its shoulder

Despite allegations of cheating from main competitor AMD, the Federal Trade Commission will not be investigating microprocessor maker Intel for its methods of dominating the market. But AMD won't give up there. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Science

New job-seeking tool? It's the network

The business of online networking is growing, and part of the reason is that people are using their networks to recruit and job-seek. Jeremy Hobson found that, just like it is offline, it's less about what you know -- it's who you know.
Posted In: Jobs

Kiddie cold meds pulled off shelves

Studies have found over-the-counter cold medicines can have serious side effects, and there's no proof they work in young children. Big Pharma companies are pulling them off the shelves ahead of an FDA hearing.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Airlines in a jam over sky traffic

The FAA wants airlines to cut down on congestion in the skies by cutting back flights. But Jeremy Hobson reports that airlines don't want to cut back for fear of giving competitors an edge.
Posted In: Travel

FDA takes closer look at stents

Stent maker Medtronic has found several safety concerns for its drug-coated stents. The Food and Drug Administration will be looking into whether it should be on the market. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health

Sorry, Wii all out

Nintendo says it's worried there won't be enough Wii game consoles around this holiday season. Analysts say the company may be bluffing to boost demand, but Jeremy Hobson reports scarcity might help their competition.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Congress seeks funds for food safety

Congress is trying to find funds to expand the FDA's budget to inspect imported food. Only 1 percent of food imported into the U.S. is currently inspected. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Health

Should loggers see old forest for trees?

The White House has plans to dramatically increase the amount of logging allowed on federal lands in the Pacific Northwest. Environmentalists are crying foul, but logging towns are seeing green. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Report cards in for Iraqi spending

The House is reviewing Pentagon spending on reconstruction efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. About a third of the $45 billion spent to rebuild Iraq was used for security. Jeremy Hobson reports.


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