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

Google is restructuring itself with new company Alphabet.

What's next for Google … uh … Alphabet?

The conglomerate wants to change the world, one analyst says.
Posted In: Google, alphabet, search engines

Getting a break on back-to-school purchases

Many states offer short tax holidays, but it may be a modest spending season.
Posted In: back-to-school, back-to-school shopping, summer, sales tax
The July report from the Department of Labor is expected to show continued slow growth.

Summer slowdown for jobs

The Department of Labor's July report shows continued slow growth.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, labor
A Freddie Mac sign sits in front of its headquarters in McClean, Virginia.

Flush with cash, Freddie Mac keeps paying the Treasury

The mortgage giant will pay the government another $3.9 billion in September.
Posted In: housing market, Freddie Mac, U.S. Treasury, insolvency

Many boomers can't afford to retire

Lost wealth from the recession and longer life expectancy are partly to blame.
Posted In: retirement savings, baby boomers, retirement planning
A group of airport workers rally for an increase in raises in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Employee compensation growth stalls out

Labor costs and wages make anemic gains in second quarter reports.
Posted In: wages, employment, employment cost index

Oceanliners cruise to better results

Royal Caribbean's second quarter earnings beat expectations.
Posted In: cruise ships, cruise, Royal Caribbean

Older workers head for retirement — and don't retire

The labor participation rate for people 55 and up is near its highest in decades.
Posted In: employment, working, baby boomers
Fewer people are buying homes, and even less are putting their homes up for sale.

Housing is up and down, but mostly up

The wind-down of the housing crisis is opening the way for more first-time homebuyers.
Posted In: Housing, housing bubble, housing crisis

$48 billion Anthem-Cigna deal could be close

Obamacare is behind the wave of proposed health insurer mergers.
Posted In: Cigna, Anthem, health insurance


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