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Rob Hochschild

Rob Hochschild

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Rob Hochschild has more than three decades of experience in a range of media-related fields, including print and broadcast journalism, web narrative, podcasting, video production, public relations, and voiceover narration.

Hochschild began his journalism career in the late 1980s as a news reporter for a Massachusetts radio station. After serving as news director of a country music station in Pennsylvania, he worked as a daily print reporter for the same newspaper he delivered as a child growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs. For more than 20 years he worked in higher ed communications, including roles as website editor, podcast host, and director of communications at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has interviewed public figures ranging from eventual U.S. presidential candidates to Grammy winners such as Willie Nelson, Pat Metheny, and Shirley Horn.

His nonfiction and journalism has appeared in the Boston Globe, Downbeat, Making Music magazine, and the Portsmouth Herald, among other outlets. He has done on-air radio work for several commercial or public radio outlets, including NPR affiliates WGBH and WBUR. He taught writing in Massachusetts prisons as part of the PEN New England Prison Writing Workshop Program. He co-launched two podcasts for Berklee: Inside Berklee and Sounds of Berklee.

As an associate professor of liberal arts at Berklee, Hochschild teaches courses in writing, literature, career development, and media.

Other Recent Media Work


Hochschild is a regular music commentator for WGBH-FM in Boston. Recent appearances:

Berklee College of Music
A staff or faculty member at Berklee since 1992, Hochschild has written features, conducted interviews, posted blogs, and hosted or produced podcasts and video.

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