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

Kraft Food Group's shares drop after it recalls over 6 million boxes of Macaroni and cheese.

Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of macaroni and cheese

Consumers found metal pieces in the packages of classic comfort food.
Posted In: Kraft, recalls, cheese, food recall
Renzo Salazar maintains the yard around a foreclosed home in Miami.

Fewer homeowners are now 'underwater'

About 10 percent of homeowners now owe more than their house is worth, boosting mobility for jobs and reviving retirement areas.
Posted In: housing market, underwater mortgage, U.S. economic growth

Housing market recovery is limping along

New construction hasn't regained momentum, despite low mortgage rates and demand.
Posted In: housing market, housing recovery

Taxpayers say they plan to spend refunds responsibly

A survey found 34 percent of taxpayers will pay down debt with their refund.
Posted In: IRS, tax refund

2015 the best job market in years for tech grads

Recruitment of engineers and computer science graduates is up more than 50 percent.
Posted In: first job, software engineer, college graduate, Education
Apple Watches are seen on display during an Apple media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California on March 09, 2015.

Is it time for the Apple Watch?

The company's open-plan stores and sales reps must adapt to selling fashion-tech.
Posted In: apple watch, tim cook, apple stores

2015 college graduates face best job market in years

But job-seekers still have to deploy all the latest technology to get noticed.
Posted In: job market, new graduates, first job

Young tech workers sought in tightening labor market

As competition heats up, companies are working harder to poach talent.
Posted In: millennials, competition, first job, software engineer

Fraud-resistant credit cards are a long time coming

Only 1/3 of U.S. credit-card holders have fraud-resistant microchip-enabled cards
Posted In: Credit Cards, data security, consumer


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