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

Student loan rates cut in half?

Congress is set to pass legislation that would increase student Pell grants and cut loan rates by about half, and President Bush says he'll sign it. Just about everyone's in favor, everyone except lenders. Jeremy Hobson explains.
Posted In: Education

Seniors beware 'certified' scam artists

Word from Congress yesterday: Senior citizens are being scammed into dodgy investments by people with official sounding titles. And lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to do something to stop it. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime, Investing

'This is a museum first'

A recent report called the Smithsonian gift shops underperforming and poorly run, so the museum is considering outsourcing them. But the folks doing the job now say they're being unfairly compared to commercial retailers. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Mining companies dig deeper

Critics say mining companies are sacrificing safety to get every last lump of coal out of the ground. Jeremy Hobson reports that demand and prices for coal are up, giving companies incentive to mine every inch they can.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Demand for a holiday

The very first Labor Day wasn't exactly official. A bunch of workers just took the day off and held a massive demonstration, pressuring President Grover Cleveland into declaring it a national holiday. Jeremy Hobson has the history.
Posted In: Jobs

Markets without borders

When it comes to financial markets, what happens in Asia affects Europe, which affects Street and round and round, sometimes not in positive ways. So now other countries want a say in the oversight of U.S. financial institutions. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Unions push for universal health care

The AFL-CIO today launches a campaign to influence national discourse surrounding the 2008 election. And with the weight of 10 million members behind it, the labor federation's push will be hard to ignore. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Jobs

Middle class still shrinking

Researchers predict that 2006 data will show a dwindling middle class when the census bureau releases its annual report on income, poverty and health insurance today. And that's bad news for folks above the $75,000 line too. Jeremy Hobson explains.
Posted In: Economy

Will airlines pay for price fixing?

A federal judge today decides whether to approve $300 million fines against British Airways and Korean Air for colluding to fix fuel surcharge prices. But that cash won't compensate consumers who were overcharged. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Crime, Travel

Time to pony up for road repair

It's going to cost some $250 million to repair the collapsed highway bridge in Minnesota and there are already calls for more federal funds to fix other bridges around the country. So where's Congress going to get all that cash? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Taxes, Washington


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