John Hockenberry is a three-time Peabody Award winner, four-time Emmy award winner, and Dateline NBC correspondent. He has reported from all over the world as an anchor for network, cable, and radio programs. He was responsible for two of the most innovative programs to air on MSNBC. The program Hockenberry was a news interview program which broadcast live from the war in Kosovo, while Edgewise was a documentary that interviewed newsmakers passionate about politics and culture.
Hockenberry lectures on a wide range of subjects, from Middle East politics and the social upheavals that arise from market driven policies in media and government, to the cultural importance of design and the changing nature of disability in the 21st century. Hockenberry is the author of A River Out of Eden, a novel based in the Pacific Northwest. His Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence, a memoir of life as a foreign correspondent, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1996, Hockenberry performed a successful limited run of Spokeman, a one-man, Off-Broadway show he wrote. He has also written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, I.D., Wired, The Columbia Journalism Review, Details, and The Washington Post.
Previously, Hockenberry served as a correspondent for the ABC newsmagazine Day One and spent more than a decade with NPR as a general assignment reporter, Middle East correspondent, and host of several programs. He served as anchor of Talk of the Nation, a daily two-hour, live call-in show from Washington, D.C. He’s a regular contributor to the radio program The Infinite Mind and has been the anchor and co-writer for the NPR series The DNA Files, a winner of the Peabody Award.
Hockenberry attended the University of Chicago and the University of Oregon. He lives in New York City with his wife Alison and their two sets of twins.