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

PODCAST: Hey Mickey! Bank earnings are pretty!

Can we stop worrying about the health of the financial system? Long-term auto loans, good or bad deal? And a look back at Disney's hand animation movies.

PODCAST: Water war, Biotech industry core

Water wars heat up in New Mexico. CEO of Biogen Idec discusses high drug costs, a new drug for multiple sclerosis and what's up with pharmaceutical drug names.

Biogen Idec CEO on drug costs and taking on multiple sclerosis

Biogen Idec CEO George Scangos discusses his company's new multiple sclerosis drug, pricing strategy, and research process.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, Health, research and development

PODCAST: Airbus comes to America, Maine lobster looks for a boost

Maine lobster could get a marketing boost. Washington moves towards austerity. CEO of Airbus Fabrice Bregier shares his company's plans for the future and taking on the U.S. market.

Obama, House Republicans move toward austerity

David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain Obama's proposed budget and how it differs from House Republican plans.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, federal budget, Obama

Airbus CEO on coming to America, and what it takes to compete with Boeing

CEO of Airbus Fabrice Bregier joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss their new assembly plant in Alabama and what's ahead for the company.
Posted In: Airbus, airline industry, Boeing

Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard on how to make entitlement reform fair

Glenn Hubbard, former Chair of the White House Economic Council of Advisers under President George W. Bush, discusses the entitlement reform, the economic recovery, and taxes.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, housing market

PODCAST: Economic recovery for the long haul, J.C. Penney CEO fall

A check in on corporate America. Former Bush adviser Glenn Hubbard talks entitlement reforms, and how to make them fair. And, were ousted J.C. Penney Ron Johnson's ideas so bad?

PODCAST: The legacy of Margaret Thatcher, a growing salary gap

A look back at Margaret Thatcher's economic legacy. A new report sheds light on the growing gap between private and public university salaries. And happy Q2 earnings season!

What is the best age for innovation?

Are you more innovative in your 20s or your 50s? Tom Agan, managing partner at innovation and brand consultancy Rivia, has come up with answer that might surprise you.
Posted In: innovation, inventions, workforce


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