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Jeremy Hobson

Co-Host, Here & Now, WBUR

Here & Now co-host Jeremy Hobson started telling stories on the radio when he was a kid and hasn’t stopped since.

Before joining Here & Now, he hosted the Marketplace Morning Report, a daily business news program with an audience of more than six million. As host, he interviewed some of the most powerful people in business including Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates and Richard Branson.

Before taking the anchor chair, Hobson was a reporter for Marketplace based in Washington, D.C., and later New York City. He covered Wall Street and its impact on ordinary Americans during the financial crisis of 2008.

Hobson has also reported and hosted for public radio stations including WRNI Providence, WCAI Cape Cod, and WILL in Urbana, Illinois. He spent years as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered, Day to Day and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Hobson’s radio career began at the age of 9 when he started contributing to a program called Treehouse Radio. He is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Illinois Laboratory High School.

Recent stories

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

June 25, 2015
Fourth grade teacher Christy Goff looks over textbooks as she prepares her classroom for the first day of school at Caprock Elementary School in the Keller Independent School District in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 17, 2011. (LM Otero/AP)

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.

Jeremy Hobson’s Advice For Selfie-Stick Users

May 18, 2015
Tourists use a selfie-stick to take a picture of themselves in front of the Pyramid of the Louvre in Paris on March 7, 2015. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

Urban Dictionary defines selfie-stick as an elongated plastic or metal rod “with a camera on one end and a dense moron on the other.”

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September 04, 2014
Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, is pictured at the annual Transforming Transportation conference in Washington, D.C. on January 18, 2013. (Ryan Rayburn/World Bank)

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