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

Will Janet Yellen follow the Bernanke plan?

Yellen faces her first congressional hearing today as Fed chair.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, Federal Reserve, Congress

9 ways to save on rental cars

In sum: it never hurts to ask.
Posted In: rental car

How do rental car companies make money?

And seriously, what's with those key chains you can't take apart?
Posted In: rental car, cars, Hertz

As China slows, emerging markets stamp on the brakes

The Fed's actions are affecting emerging markets, but there's something else weighing things down: China.
Posted In: China, emerging markets

Global crimefighters on edge at the Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has a $20 million contract with Interpol to police doping, match-fixing and corrupt gambling
Posted In: Olympics

Where will young people live when they're old and gray?

Home ownership hits its lowest level since 1995. Home equity has in the past served as a retirement savings plan for many Americans
Posted In: homeownership, Housing

.com gives way to .bike and .singles

New top-level domains are being launched for brands, product categories, foreign languages.
Posted In: domain names, TLD

Juggling multiple jobs: Hey, at least its not boring.

It can be stressful to patch together a living from several jobs.
Posted In: office behavior, coworking

Happy Birthday, Apple Macintosh, on your 30th

Even if you never had a Mac, the innovations in computing it introduced 30 years ago have changed your digital experience
Posted In: apple, macintosh

Bollywood booms in U.S. and overseas

Action thriller 'Dhoom 3' has made more than $8 million at the U.S. box office, and it's in Hindi.
Posted In: Bollywood, movies, India

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