2017 Rising Star: Jeremy Hobson

Inaugural Rising Star recipient: Jeremy Hobson

The Uni High Rising Star award recognizes Uni High alumni who have demonstrated leadership in their field, in service to the school or the community.

Jeremy Hobson is an American national radio journalist. He has been the co-host of NPR’s Here & Now, since 2013. Before joining Here & Now, he hosted the Marketplace Morning Report, American Public Media's signature morning business program. He also was a reporter for Marketplace based in Washington, D.C., and later New York City, where he covered Wall Street and its impact on ordinary Americans during the financial crisis of 2008.

Hobson has 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!” and was nominated for the James Beard Award for Radio Show/Audio Webcast.

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 Communications program and the University of Illinois Laboratory High School.

While a student at Uni High Jeremy was the Historian for the Thespian Society and a founding officer of the Drama Club. He starred in several plays including Arsenic & Old Lace and Our Town. He also adapted and directed The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. Hobson was a member of the Gargoyle staff when the school newspaper won the National Scholastic Press Association award as one of the country’s top newspapers.

Jeremy’s guests this afternoon include his husband Michael Zografakis, his mother Claude Hobson, his brother and Uni alum Alex Hobson, family friends Luna Pierson, Marianne Fineberg and Uni alum mom Lizie Goldwasser.

Congratulations Mr. Hobson, the 2017 Rising Star recipient.

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