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

Donations pour in for Nepal

How does aid money reach people on the ground?
Posted In: Nepal, disaster relief, earthquake
An income tax form.

Why do people overpay their taxes, then get refunds?

Many taxpayers will receive a refund averaging $2,800. That's free money for the government.
Posted In: federal taxes, Taxes, tax refunds
A man removes Euro currency bills from a wallet in Berlin, Germany.

Greeks talk reparations while Germans talk euro debt

Greece says Germany owes it about $300 billion in reparations for World War II.
Posted In: Greece, Germany, Greek debt, world economies, World War II, war reparations
A woman in a car flashes the 'V for Victory' sign and waves an Iranian flag as people celebrate on Valiasr street in northern Tehran on April 2, 2015, after the announcement of an agreement on Iran nuclear talks.

Iran has big economic potential ... eventually

Before it can grow, the country's post-sanction economy must modernize.
Posted In: Iran, nuclear, Iran sanctions, world economies, sanctions, middle east
The Mirage Resort Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas is crowded with basketball fans during the 2010 NCAA March Madness Tournament.

For one Vegas sports book, it's anyone but Kentucky

William Hill sports book is on the hook if Kentucky goes undefeated.
Posted In: gambling, Vegas, Sports, Las Vegas, basketball, college sports

What to look for in the jobs report, in four charts

As the unemployment rate falls, are more people coming back into the labor force?
Posted In: jobs report, numbers, economic recovery, low wages

Women lag in well-paid blue-collar jobs

There are programs to train more women for those jobs, but progress is slow.
Posted In: employment, women, construction

Women in construction: few and far between

Women make up fewer than 3 percent of construction workers.
Posted In: women jobs race economy, employment, construction
Kraft Food Group's shares drop after it recalls over 6 million boxes of Macaroni and cheese.

Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of macaroni and cheese

Consumers found metal pieces in the packages of classic comfort food.
Posted In: Kraft, recalls, cheese, food recall
Renzo Salazar maintains the yard around a foreclosed home in Miami.

Fewer homeowners are now 'underwater'

About 10 percent of homeowners now owe more than their house is worth, boosting mobility for jobs and reviving retirement areas.
Posted In: housing market, underwater mortgage, U.S. economic growth

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