Rob Hochschild

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Veteran writer, editor, and radio producer Rob Hochschild taught his first Berklee writing course in 2011. Born near Philadelphia, Hochschild began his journalism career as a news reporter for a Massachusetts radio station before becoming news director of a country music station in Pennsylvania. For more than 20 years he worked as an administrator at Berklee, primarily in the External Affairs area, as a writer, website editor, podcast host, and director of communications. He has interviewed public figures ranging from national politicians to Grammy winners such as Willie Nelson, Pat Metheny, Esperanza Spalding, and Jimmy Page.

Career Highlights
  • Nonfiction and journalism has appeared in the Boston Globe, Downbeat, Making Music magazine, and the Portsmouth Herald, among other outlets.
  • Has done on-air radio work for several commercial or public radio outlets, including NPR affiliates WGBH and WBUR.
  • Has taught writing in Massachusetts prisons.
  • Co-launched two podcasts for the college:  Inside Berklee and Sounds of Berklee
  • M.F.A., Emerson College, creative nonfiction
  • B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, psychology and neuroscience