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

Global Release Day plays across the world

Fridays are now the day that new music becomes available in 45 countries.
Posted In: music industry, piracy, Music

Does the U.S. need more immigrant workers?

Some U.S. employers say more legal immigrants would help.
Posted In: Immigration, Immigration law, immigration reform

A hearing on 'misplaced' climate focus at DHS

'It's a life-and-death question' at the Pentagon, witness testifies.
Posted In: climate change, Homeland Security, at risk
Blue Shield of California lost its nonprofit tax-exempt status in 2014.

How some health insurers ended up as nonprofits

Back in the 1920s, firms began to be organized around a social welfare mission.
Posted In: health care, audit, health insurance, tax exempt

Nike prepares for life after Phil Knight

The Nike founder will step down, passing on a company at the top of its global game.
Posted In: Nike, sports business, fashion

Video cameras spread to more workplaces

Industries are deploying devices for security and sometimes to monitor employees.
Posted In: body cameras, bodycams, cameras

Consumers cheer up as economy improves

Consumers, heartened by more secure jobs and fatter paychecks, are starting to spend.
Posted In: consumers, Small Business, surveys

Does diversity make a difference in policing?

Civil rights advocates call for more minority recruiting to police forces.
Posted In: police misconduct, police, law enforcement

Teens' summer job prospects improve

Unemployment has fallen, but they still face competition for seasonal work.
Posted In: employment, teens, temporary staffing

Strong auto sales without big cash rebates

That means consumers are shopping for quality, analyst says.
Posted In: car sales, auto industry, auto market

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