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

Why you shouldn't believe everything you read in the jobs report

204,000 jobs were added, while the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in the Labor Department's employment report for October.
Posted In: Labor Department, jobs numbers

Women love Pinterest. Are there too few men on the site?

Pinterest, digital home of scrap-bookers, window-shoppers, curators and hobbyists, is on many tech-watchers list of potential IPOs. But do investors think it’s too focused on female users?
Posted In: IPOs, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook

Will Coloradans back higher taxes for schools?

Colorado voters are considering a state measure that would increase state income taxes to fund a significant overhaul of public school financing system.
Posted In: colorado, schools

We're No. 1: The Nigeria strategy

Nigeria could soon pass South Africa to become Africa’s biggest economy, but only because it’s changing how it calculates its GDP.
Posted In: GDP, Africa, Nigeria

FDA wants tighter restrictions on hydrocodone

The FDA recommends making hydrocodone a Schedule II narcotic, like its more powerful relative, oxycodone.
Posted In: drugs, prescription

Airline profits driven by higher fares, bag fees

The U.S. airline industry is expected to earn a whopping $6.5 billion this year.
Posted In: Airlines, quarterly report

YouTube to begin offering premium music service

Can it compete in a crowded marketplace?
Posted In: YouTube, Music

New rules will require brokers to disclose signing bonuses

Some stockbrokers consider the new rules an invasion of their privacy.
Posted In: Wall Street bonuses

Judge hears arguments over whether Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy

The city says it can't pay for the $18 billion in long-term liabilities it has accumulated.
Posted In: Detroit, Detroit bankruptcy

Unemployment dips to 7.2 percent; 148,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 148,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent.
Posted In: Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics, jobs report

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