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 nine 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.
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