Mitchell Hartman is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Entrepreneurship Desk and also covers employment.

A veteran Marketplace reporter, he was hired in 1994 as an assistant producer on the Marketplace Morning Report, hosted that program in 1996 and 1997, and then served as commentary editor and features editor for all Marketplace productions.

Hartman left Marketplace in 2001 to move to Portland, Ore., where he served as editor of a statewide business magazine, Oregon Business, and was subsequently editor of Reed College’s alumni magazine. In 2008, Hartman returned to Marketplace to serve in his current position, filing reports from his bureau’s base at Oregon Public Broadcasting in his adopted hometown of Portland.

Since 2008, Hartman has produced a number of broadcast series, including, "Different States of Unemployment" (spring 2009) and "Help Not Wanted" (summer 2010).

He also traveled to Egypt to cover the Arab Spring. Hartman enjoys his work as a radio reporter because it provides him the opportunity to “ask impertinent questions and exercise my curiosity to the max.”

Before his career with American Public Media, Hartman worked in human rights and refugee advocacy for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). He has also worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cairo Today magazine, Middletown Press, New Haven Register and for Pacifica Radio, Monitor Radio, the BBC and the CBC.

Hartman is a native of Teaneck, N.J., and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.

Features By Mitchell Hartman



What makes a summer hit song?

Sometimes a little tweet is all it takes to catapult a relatively unknown artist to the top of the charts.
Posted In: Music, billboard

Whoever wins, Dodd-Frank is not likely to go away

Banks like some of the financial law's provisions, they'd just prefer the actual regulations be more in their favor.
Posted In: dodd-frank

Whose economy is it? Obama's or Romney's?

Will the economy we have today elect the next president? If so, what does it look like?
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012 election

Home prices up for first time since 2010

News that the S&P/Case Shiller home price index is up from last year may be the first solid sign of a long-awaited housing market recovery.
Posted In: Housing, real estate

The latest Olympic star: Kinesio tape

Olympic athletes helped increase sales of colorful therapeutic tape.
Posted In: kinesio tape, Health, marketing, athletes, Olympics 2012

The costs of a U.S. intervention in Syria

When fighting in Libya spread, U.S. and NATO planes were soon flying sorties to help out the rebel side -- and it was costly. How a similar intervention in Syria might cost us.
Posted In: syria

In Oregon, health reform is welcome

Oregon will take federal money to expand Medicaid, and try to cut costs too.
Posted In: Oregon, medicaid, health care reform law

American Airlines employees await decisions

Union workers at the bankrupt airline could be facing layoffs in the thousands, or deep cuts to wages and benefits.
Posted In: American Airlines

The economy makes do with five million fewer jobs

The nation's output of goods and services is back to the level it was before the recession began in 2007. But five million fewer people are working. Who got left out of the economy?
Posted In: Jobs

How the IRS will enforce health care 'tax' penalty

The House Oversight Committee examines how the IRS will collect taxes from people who fail to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: IRS, health care insurance


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