Four-time Peabody Award winner, four-time Emmy award winner, author, and public radio personality, John Hockenberry currently hosts the WNYC/PRI morning program The Takeaway. He is also a recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, and has reported from all over the world, in virtually every medium.
Hockenberry spent more than a decade with NPR as a general assignment reporter, Middle East correspondent, and host of several programs. During his career, he also reported for ABC News and served as correspondent for Dateline NBC, in addition to hosting two programs on MSNBC.
A passionate advocate for the rights and culture of the disabled around the world, Hockenberry is a founding member of the Spinal Cord Hall of Fame. He has appeared at design and media conferences throughout the United States, and at numerous colleges and universities, including Columbia University, the University of Chicago, Harvard, MIT, the University of Michigan, and the State University of New York.
Hockenberry is the author of A River Out Of Eden, a novel based in the Pacific Northwest, and Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence, a memoir of life as a foreign correspondent. He has also written for Conde Nastís Portfolio magazine, Metropolis magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, I.D. Magazine, Wired magazine, The Columbia Journalism Review, Details magazine, and The Washington Post.
Hockenberry attended the University of Chicago and the University of Oregon. He and his wife, Alison, live in New York City with their five children.