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

Some still pass on passport

A new passport rule goes into effect today for Americans -- they'll need a passport from now on to travel to Canada or Mexico. But Jeremy Hobson reports that some people still need to get their hands on one.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico, Travel

Every dog has its last day

This weekend is the last for the regular Major League Baseball season, and that means no ballpark franks for awhile. Jeremy Hobson reports on how the national passtime is a crucial sales time for the hot dog industry.
Posted In: Retail, Sports

A financial lesson from Yale

The turbulent economy has nothing on Yale. This past fiscal year, the institution's endowment grew 28 percent. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Education

Lawmakers say delays won't fly

Congress is following up on a report that flight cancellations and delays are at near-record highs. But lawmakers may want to react carefully to horror stories. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel

Lennar cuts labor

Miami-based homebuilder Lennar suffered it's biggest lost in the company's 52-year history, causing it to cut 35 percent of its jobs. Jeremy Hobson reports more are on the way.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

UAW strike a possibility

The UAW deadline of 11 a.m. eastern is fast approaching, and 73,000 autoworkers could strike if a deal with GM isn't reached. Both sides are still hush on the details. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Auto

Preemptive food safety regulations

The Grocery Manufacturers Association is calling for more government regulation of food imports. But critics say the trade group is imposing minor restrictions as a way to avoid potentially tougher ones in the future. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health

SEC down one commissioner

Democratic SEC commissioner Roel Campos is stepping down this week, leaving the balance of the group tipped towards Republican favor. Jeremy Hobson looks into how this might affect decision-making.
Posted In: Economy

A star today and a bust tomorrow

New figures out today will show states like Arizona and Florida with the highest housing growth two years ago. Jeremy Hobson reports that now, these states suffer some of the highest foreclosure rates.
Posted In: Housing

Slim-funded terror slips through cracks

The government uses the money trail to do a lot of its terror tracking. But these days, terrorists are executing plans on a budget. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime


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