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. Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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.

Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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 InquirerCairo Today magazine, Middletown PressNew Haven Register and for Pacifica Radio, Monitor Radio, the BBC and the CBC.

Mitchell 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

GDP rose 1.5 percent in 2015's third quarter.

GDP growth slows as inventories fall

And why that's sometimes a sign business owners are worrying about the future.
Posted In: GDP, growth, inventories
Two women walk past a 'For Sale' sign in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Measuring the economy's momentum

In a week full of economic stats, what's the underlying momentum of growth?
Posted In: Housing, figures, employment, economic data
23andMe, a DNA service, lets users know their current state of health and any diseases they may be susceptible to in the future.

23andMe is jumping back into the market

The company will offer tests to determine if people are carriers relatively rare diseases.
Posted In: 23andMe, genetics, genetic testing

Does Goldman Sachs need to change its business model?

Disappointing earnings raise questions about the bank's reliance on trading
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, trading, Earnings
General Electric is continuing to loosen itself from its commercial lending business.

GE sells off part of its financial division

Wells Fargo will purchase loans and leases worth $32 billion.
Posted In: General Electric, Wells Fargo, financial

U.S. 30-year fixed-rate mortgage an 'outlier'

In other developed economies, the stable, fixed-rate mortgage is nowhere to be found.
Posted In: mortgage, home ownership, home

Las Vegas becomes election central

Nevada, an election prize, will host three debates in 2016.
Posted In: 2016 election, Democrats, republican primaries

VW scandal unlikely to embolden regulators

Regulators are still starved for cash from Congress to boost testing and enforcement.
Posted In: Volkswagen, VW, auto industry

Pension advances draw scrutiny

Are plans that buy future pension payments for a lump sum basically pricey loans?
Posted In: pension funds, pensions, pension
The Rief family in Molalla, Oregon.

Young buyers want to live in the 'burbs

Faced with soaring prices in the hottest urban markets, young would-be homebuyers will likely flock to the suburbs.
Posted In: buying a home, home, real estate


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