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

A story of dirty emissions … and copyright law

Digital Millennium Copyright Act can protect automakers from scrutiny.
Posted In: Volkswagen, emissions cap, auto industry
The first estimate for Q2 GDP showed growth at 2.3 percent. A second estimate indicated a 3.7 percent growth.

GDP revisions — Who cares? Why bother?

Growth estimates are tweaked twice, but the markets have long-since digested that old news.
Posted In: GDP, statistics, data

Cyber warning as China's president prepares to visit the U.S.

As Xi Jinping prepares to visit the U.S., some balk at the country's suspected involvement in cyber attacks.
Posted In: China, cyber attacks, Xi Jinping, cyber security
A foreclosure sign

Home foreclosures down, bank repos up

Banks are clearing out 'bottom-of-the-barrel homes.'
Posted In: foreclosure, foreclosed homes, home ownership

Young people dip into housing market

More people under 35 could start buying first homes as the economy improves.
Posted In: Millenials, housing market, real estate

The government could run out of money in late October

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns Congress about failure to raise the debt limit.
Posted In: U.S. Treasury, income, expenses

Consumer sentiment falls sharply in September

The University of Michigan report is the first to reflect recent market volatility.
Posted In: consumer sentiment, consumer spending

The end of cheap subsidized smartphones

Wireless carriers are pushing lower-cost plans.
Posted In: smart phones, cell phones, iPhone

Encryption and privacy are priorities for tech firms

Microsoft, Apple fight in court to protect emails abroad and mobile devices.
Posted In: data, tech companies, Microsoft, apple, encryption, spying

Real vs. nominal wages

Average hourly pay for Americans increased an anemic 0.3 percent in August.
Posted In: nominal wages, real wages, inflation


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