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.

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Features by Mitchell Hartman

Sheet music for the recording of "We are the World" is signed by artists including Diana Ross and Lionel Richie.

'We Are the World' turns 30

Grammy winner helped pave way for all-star recordings, concerts that benefit charity.
Posted In: celebrity, philanthropy, we are the world
A bitcoin medal is displayed at a bitcoin trading club meeting in Tokyo.

Bitcoin gets its first major U.S. exchange

Bitcoin is extremely volatile, but the new exchange could level things out.
Posted In: bitcoin, exchange rates, Volatility

The top 1 percent is richer in some states than others

The gap is narrower in states where wages are rising for the bottom 99 percent.
Posted In: the 1 percent, wealthy, income disparity
President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.

U.S. is a bright spot in slowing global economy

U.S. growth outpaces Europe, Japan and other developed regions.
Posted In: global economy, State of the Union
Potential applicants wait to enter a job fair in New York City.

A quasi-healthy job market for 2015

Some economists say the jobs being created now don't deliver enough economic punch.
Posted In: Job creation, employment
Renzo Salazar maintains the yard around a foreclosed home in Miami, Florida.

Foreclosure crisis just about finished

A new report says foreclosure filings fell to to approximately the level of 2006.
Posted In: foreclosure, housing market, housing bubble
The Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Oregon Ducks at the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

After big game, NCAA grapples with student-athlete pay

The NCAA's faces pressure to provide student athletes with more financial aid.
Posted In: NCAA, college athletes, salaries

Alcoa results expected to please

As earning season begins, the former aluminum giant is optimistic.
Posted In: Alcoa, earnings report, Earnings
Fast food and health care workers, and their supporters, march on Dec. 4 in Los Angeles to demand the minimum wage be increased to $15 per hour.

Jobs are rebounding. Why are wages stagnant?

More jobs should demand for and higher wages, but that isn't happening.
Posted In: jobs report, wage growth, economic trends

Legal pot sales could top $10 billion by 2018

Despite federal obstacles, state-legal marijuana businesses take off in a big way.
Posted In: marijuana, legalization

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