Jeremy Hobson has been named a host of American Public Media’s signature morning business newscast, Marketplace Morning Report. He’s been an interim host since October 2010, when former host Bill Radke returned to his hometown of Seattle.
Hobson will now officially join Steve Chiotakis as a Marketplace Morning Report host. The daily show airs across the nation on over 400 public radio stations.
“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to host the Marketplace Morning Report. The show’s mission – breaking down the complex business stories of the day so we can actually understand them – is more important now than it has ever been,” Hobson said. “I’ve been in public radio since I was nine years old, and Marketplace is everything I’ve always loved about this unique medium. It’s timely, insightful, educational, and most importantly, fun to listen to. It’s an honor to help make it what it is each morning.”
Hobson has been with American Public Media since 2007, reporting for Marketplace from its New York and Washington, DC, bureaus and filing daily stories, features and interviews on the financial markets and on Wall Street’s impact on ordinary Americans.
“Jeremy has really found his voice and has truly taken ownership of the interim host position,” said Rod Abid, senior producer of Marketplace Morning Report.
Before joining Marketplace, Hobson frequently found himself in locations where news was happening: calling Florida precincts for NPR’s 2000 election coverage; working for Boston’s WBUR during the Boston Catholic Church Sex Abuse scandal; and interning for NPR’s Guy Raz in Turkey at the start of the Iraq War. In addition, 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.
Produced by American Public Media, Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Money and Marketplace Tech Report cover everything business from the stock market to the supermarket. According to American Public Media, Marketplace Morning Report reaches more than five million listeners weekly.