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



More real estate sites go after renters, one of the top search Web sites for home buyers, is moving into the rental business. It joins a growing crowd of online sites that are jumping into the rental market. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Housing

Not all college athletes' costs covered

Even if a college athlete gets a full ride, expenses beyond tuition, meals and housing typically aren't covered. How does the average Division I scholarship athlete deal with $2,700 a year out-of-pocket? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Education, Sports

Personal bankruptcy filings increase

More people are filing for bankruptcy than any time since the recession began. And some filers are deciding to walk away from their deeply underwater homes through bankruptcy. Kai Ryssdal talks to reporter Mitchell Hartman about what's behind the increase.
Posted In: Economy

A glimmer of hope for job growth?

Following a small loss of jobs in February, as many as 200,000 jobs may have been added in March. But temporary relief from part-time Census jobs and bad weather bounce-back may be the real reasons behind promising numbers. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Why top executive pay continues to fall

Top executive pay is down at the 200 largest U.S. companies for the second year in a row. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman, who reveals which CEOs are making a few less million this year.
Posted In: Jobs

Data clouds called out for dirty energy

Environmental activities are concerned about server farms' use of dirty energy to keep sites like Google and Facebook running. Bob Moon talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about the environmental impact of the data cloud.
Posted In: Internet

Apple eyes Verizon to carry iPhone

Apple is working on a new iPhone for the Verizon network, which means heady competition for AT&T, the iPhone's only carrier at the moment. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about new opportunities this could provide for iPhone users.
Posted In: Science

Dreamliner closer to commercial release

The success of a key engineering test over the weekend puts Boeing's 787 Dreamliner one step closer to entering commercial service. Which is promising, considering the carrier is three years behind schedule. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Airlines

Adjustable mortgages aren't exploding

Adjustable mortgages threatened to be a big problem this year, coinciding with the peak of the housing market in 2005 and homeowners not owing principal for five years. But the situation isn't as bleak as once feared. Mitchell Hartman explains why.
Posted In: Housing

A plan to help troubled homeowners

New initiatives are being rolled out to help struggling homeowners. Lenders will be required to temporarily lower or eliminate monthly payments for people who've lost jobs, and they'll get incentives to reduce the principal on underwater homes. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Housing


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