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.

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Features by Jeremy Hobson

Plenty of changes for gun shop owners after Newtown shooting

Frank Gerstenkorn is the owner of a gun shop in Cheyenne, Wy. He says if a ban on assault weapons is put into place, his store will have to make some adjustments in order to stay profitable.
Posted In: guns

Memphis mayor to feds, 'Do something!'

Memphis, Tenn., is the poorest city in the country, according to the U.S. Census. And Mayor AC Wharton worries that inaction on the fiscal cliff would have a drastic impact on already cash-strapped residents.
Posted In: Memphis, tennessee

Gum shop busted for selling candy cigarettes

A gum store in St. Paul, Minn., was caught for selling candy cigarettes, which are banned because they're said to encourage smoking.
Posted In: candy

Gun buyback program underway in Los Angeles

Angelenos traded in automatic weapons and handguns in exchange for $100-$200 grocery gift cards at a buyback event. The mayor says they've picked up over 10,000 weapons. But gun owners aren't giving up all their firearms.
Posted In: guns, gun buyback, los angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa

Starbucks wants Congress to 'come together' on fiscal cliff

The company is asking its employees in the Washington, D.C., area to write the words 'come together' on people's coffee cups, apparently in reference to the fiscal cliff talks.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, starbucks

What's up, Europe? Christmas in Scotland

Matt Smith, an ex-pat living in Edinburgh, Scotland, talks about what Christmas -- and holiday shopping -- is like away from the States.
Posted In: Whats up Europe

No toy slump for Lego

Toy industry analyst Sean McGowan talks about the continued success of toy company Lego, even in 2012.
Posted In: lego, toys

A look at this year's holiday shopping numbers

According to the NPD Group, shoes rank among the top sellers this holiday season.
Posted In: shoes, holiday shopping

PODCAST: Reindeer games in Canada, Brothel soccer in Greece

The census report tells us which states are growing the fastest. Two soccer teams in Greece are finding sponsors in unusual places. And, a reindeer in Canada spreads a little Christmas cheer, but that's not all it's spreading.

Time for Plan C? Fiscal cliff solution stalls

It was called "Plan B" -- a way to avoid some of the tax increases that are part of the fiscal cliff without putting together a broad bipartisan deal before the New Year.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Washington D.C., Congress, Boehner

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