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

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

Internet real estate is booming

Website domain names start with price tags under $10, but some people are flipping them for big profits in a market that's starting to see 8-figure transactions. Jeremy Hobson looks at what's driving up the price of virtual real estate.
Posted In: Science

No more surprise overdraft fees?

You go to the ATM to get, say $60, but you've only got $59 in the bank. Should your bank warn you before it hands over the cash and slaps you with a $35 overdraft fee? Congress today considers legislation that would require it. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Bloomberg's traffic plan hits gridlock

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Washington today lobbying for federal transportation funds, but it's a no-go if he can't get his state legislature behind a plan to cut traffic by charging drivers $8 to enter Manhattan. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: New York, Washington

Troop withdrawal back up for debate

There's a $650 billion defense authorization bill on the Senate's table, and with $130 billion earmarked to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops' presence there is fair game for debate again. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Washington

Virginia is for slower drivers

A new law taking effect in Virginia this week raises speeding ticket fines as high as $3,500. It only applies to residents, so lead-footed passers-through can breathe easier, but the old fines are pretty high too. Jeremy Hobson has details.
Posted In: Crime

Al Jazeera for a fee

Qatar-based TV network Al Jazeera has had a difficult time getting U.S. cable companies to pick up its English-language version since it launched late last year. But it has found a healthy niche of paid subscribers online. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Canada, Science

KKR to air its private equity in public

Private equity firm KKR is seeking to raise $1.25 billion in an initial public offering. Why go public now? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Talkers fight a 'fairness' push

Conservative talk radio flexed its muscle to defeat the ill-fated immigration reform bill, and it's unlikely the "Fairness Doctrine" will be resurrected to control the airwaves. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Washington

0% financing incentives are back

U.S. automakers are banking zero percent financing and rebates to clear their showrooms of 2007 model cars. Ford starts its sale today. GM did it two days ago. But what's this? Even Toyota's getting into the rebate game, Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Auto


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