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

A person walks by a RadioShack store in San Francisco, California.

RadioShack's $3 million in executive retention bonuses

Eight executives and thirty senior managers could receive bonuses amid bankruptcy.
Posted In: radioshack, bankruptcy, executive pay

Job creation over past 3 months strongest since 1997

New jobs are across the economic spectrum; 257,000 added in January.
Velveeta cheese, a Kraft Foods product.

Kraft aims at discount shoppers with Velveeta

Major brands are targeting low-priced products at dollar-store consumers.
Posted In: Kraft, dollar general, Velveeta

Lack of paid sick leave endangers healthy workers

Restaurant and retail workers are the least likely to get paid sick days.
Posted In: sick day, waiters, Retail

Insurers often take sting out of high price of drugs

It's "not what anybody really pays if you have private health insurance."
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, drugs, sticker price, health insurance
Sheet music for the recording of "We are the World" is signed by artists including Diana Ross and Lionel Richie.

'We Are the World' turns 30

Grammy winner helped pave way for all-star recordings, concerts that benefit charity.
Posted In: celebrity, philanthropy, we are the world
A bitcoin medal is displayed at a bitcoin trading club meeting in Tokyo.

Bitcoin gets its first major U.S. exchange

Bitcoin is extremely volatile, but the new exchange could level things out.
Posted In: bitcoin, exchange rates, Volatility

The top 1 percent is richer in some states than others

The gap is narrower in states where wages are rising for the bottom 99 percent.
Posted In: the 1 percent, wealthy, income disparity
President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.

U.S. is a bright spot in slowing global economy

U.S. growth outpaces Europe, Japan and other developed regions.
Posted In: global economy, State of the Union

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