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: Jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs?

The unemployment rate fell in March, but is that a good thing? For many, long-term unemployment gets longer. And Larry Summers tells us what's ahead for the economy.

Unemployment falls to 7.6%, 88,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 88,000 jobs last month, below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Larry Summers: Economic downturn will leave 'permanent scar'

Larry Summers discusses the state of the economic recovery, why the stock market is booming, and what's ahead in the coming months.
Posted In: Larry Summers, Economy, Unemployment

Brazil looks to attract foreign engineers, doctors to boost economy

Stephen Keppel, economic editor at Univision News, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain how Brazil is working to attract foreign skilled workers from around the world.
Posted In: brazil, Immigration, Science

PODCAST: SEC 'likes' Facebook, Bitcoin's a currency rook

The SEC gives a thumbs up to social media, Bitcoin continues to spike in the wake of the crisis in Cyprus, and Monsanto targets Latin American agriculture.

Private sector job gains miss the mark

The payroll processing company ADP reported this morning that 158,000 private sector jobs were added last month, falling below analyst expectations.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, adp, sequester

Bitcoin continues to spike in the wake of Cyprus

Whenever there's a big economic crisis, investors usually flock to the safety of gold or U.S. government bonds. But when things got crazy in the last couple weeks in Cyprus, it was something called Bitcoin that surged in value.
Posted In: bitcoin, currency, cyprus, Tech

PODCAST: Carmakers kick it up, H1-B visa snapped up

Carmakers kick it into high gear in March. The sequester hits, but unevenly. And H1-B visa are a hot ticket item this week.

PODCAST: Roller coaster give away, Novartis drug dismay

The resilient American consumer takes February. India's Supreme Court rejects a Novartis drug patent. And can you donate a roller coaster to charity?

PODCAST: Downdraft tower, 'Today' show power

Turmoil at 'Today' show could spell big trouble for NBC. America's tallest structure could generate clean energy.


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