John Hockenberry

Journalist and Commentator


John Hockenberry is the host of public radio's live morning news program, "The Takeaway." An Emmy Award- and Peabody Award-winning journalist, he's a former correspondent for NBC News, ABC News and National Public Radio. Hockenberry has traveled the globe reporting on a wide variety of stories in virtually every medium for more than three decades.

Hockenberry has written dozens of magazine and newspaper articles; a play; and two books, the novel "A River Out of Eden" and the best-selling memoir "Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence." He has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, I.D., Wired, Columbia Journalism Review, Details and The Washington Post.

A skilled presenter and moderator, Hockenberry has appeared at numerous design and idea conferences around the nation, including the TED Conference, the World Science Festival and the Aspen Design Summit.