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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.


Features by Jeremy Hobson

Printers see red on Kinko's PDF deal

The PDF has become the standard electronic file for printing, and desktop publishing leader Adobe is teaming up with FedEx Kinko's to make printing the files much easier. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Carmakers want watered down CAFE

Congress is racing full-speed ahead towards tougher fuel economy standards by 2020 or sooner, but the auto industry is lobbying hard to put the breaks on. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Auto, Washington

'Open access' battle heats up in D.C.

Google has proposed a billion-dollar bid to keep airwaves open to smaller telecoms and innovators. But established telecom carriers say it's nothing but a government handout of valuable spectrum. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Ethanol, bad weather boost wheat

With many farmers rushing to grow corn to fill a growing market for ethanol for cars, wheat supplies are the lowest in a generation. And U.S. farmers are sitting in the catbird seat. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Student borrowers may have it easier

The Senate has passed the Higher Education Access Act, which would direct more money to grants and student aid. If approved by the president, it's expected to make paying for college easier for students. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Bump in road to WWW ad domination

Congress is taking a closer look at Google's plan to buy DoubleClick. The $3.1 billion deal announced in April is awaiting approval from the FTC, but first it'll have to endure an investigation and hearings on Capitol Hill. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Science, Washington

On the brink of patent reform

Big business is in a mad scramble of last-minute lobbying to sway Congress on the issue of patent reform, but there are competing camps with opposing goals. Jeremy Hobson lays it out for us.

FDA pays to compete with private sector

The FDA pays some of the biggest employee bonuses in the federal bureaucracy. Yet, it's struggling to fund improved food safety. Those facts led to some grilling at a congressional hearing today. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Born, raised and slaughtered in...

Congress is taking a closer look at the safety of our food supply. Recent concerns over imports may have given new life to a proposal that's been stalled for years to require country-of-origin labels on meat and produce packages. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Lots of American kids still in poverty

A government report card on child well-being out today will show that we haven't made any progress lowering the child poverty rate in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson has details.
Posted In: Health, Washington


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