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

Florida considers cheaper tuition for math, science majors

Dale Brill, head of the Governor Rick Scott's Education Task Force, discusses a new proposal to incentivize students towards careers with job shortages.
Posted In: Florida, Education, Tuition, higher education

PODCAST: White House says no to deathstar, Motor City goes green

In Beijing this weekend pollution was literally off the charts. A mystery invitation to "come and see what we're building" is generating plenty of buzz for Facebook. And Motor City shows off its green side.

Europe's economy: Recovering or recoiling?

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, had reassuring words this morning about the state of the European economy. But the latest economic numbers tell a different story.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Eurozone

Connecticut Senator: Ammunition is 'black hole' of gun control

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut joins us to talk about his new proposal to curb gun violence -- background checks for the sale of bullets.
Posted In: gun control, Newtown, public policy

Alarms raised over treatment of maids, domestic workers

The International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency, raised concerns about the legal protections that domestic workers get.
Posted In: labor, United Nations

Report: Income disparity and fiscal imbalances threaten global economy

In advance of its annual summit in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum has released its list of the biggest threats to the global economy.
Posted In: Davos, global economy, climate change

'Going forward': 2012's best and worst corporate lingo

The corporate world is full of jargon and marketing fluff. Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway shares her round up of the best and worst of the lingo.
Posted In: bbc, 2012, jargon

Unemployment ticks up to 7.8 percent, 155,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment has stayed steady at 7.8 percent, and the economy added 155,000 jobs last month.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Report: Job cuts fall to lowest level since 1997

Last year saw the fewest job cuts since 1997 according to a report this morning from the job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Posted In: employment, layoffs, jobs report

Between the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling

President Obama and some members of Congress have returned to Washington from their respective holidays to discuss the impending fiscal cliff and debt ceiling deadlines. But other things worth thinking about are happening, too.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap


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