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

Fewer people are buying homes, and even less are putting their homes up for sale.

Late springs warms up housing

After a dismal kickoff to 2015, the housing economy is picking up.
Posted In: housing bubble, buying a home, home building

The 'leap second' — another Y2K moment?

Time will stand still for some financial exchanges preparing for the addition.
Posted In: leap second, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Calpers reportedly looking to sell off timberland

Timber has been underperforming other investment classes since the recession.
Posted In: timber industry, CALpers

Goldman downsizes its commodities operations

The investment bank could leave this type of business all together

Body cameras spread, changing how cops do their job

Some cops like them, but other criminal justice experts are skeptical.
Posted In: police, cameras, employees, surveillance

Comparing colleges by economic value of their degrees

Thousands of colleges are ranked by the economic benefit of degree programs.
Posted In: college admissions, students, economic data

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


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