Four-time Peabody Award winner and four-time Emmy Award winner John Hockenberry has broad experience as a journalist and commentator for more than three decades. He has reported from all over the world, in virtually every medium, having anchored programs for network, cable, and radio and reported for magazines, newspapers, and online media.
Currently, John Hockenberry is host of the live public radio morning news program The Takeaway produced by Public Radio International and WNYC New York. He is a former anchor for MSNBC and correspondent for NBC News, ABC News, and National Public Radio.
John Hockenberry is the author of A River Out of Eden, a novel based in the Pacific Northwest, and the best-selling memoir Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1996, John Hockenberry performed a successful limited run of “Spokeman,” a one-man, off-Broadway show he also wrote. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, I.D., Wired, The Columbia Journalism Review, Details, and The Washington Post.
A skilled presenter and moderator, John Hockenberry has appeared at numerous design and idea conferences around the nation including the Aspen Design Summit, The TED conference, the World Science Festival, and the Aspen Comedy Festival. He was a 2008 Distinguished Fellow at MIT’s Media Lab.
Hockenberry and his wife, Alison, live in Brooklyn and Egremont, MA with their five children, Zoe, Olivia, Zachary, Regan and Ajax.