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

Immigration to U.S. slows to a trickle

Immigration from Mexico has slowed dramatically according to a new report out today from the Pew Hispanic Center. As Mitchell Hartman reports, the economy on both sides of the border is a major factor in the human ebb and flow.
Posted In: Immigration

No silver lining for small businesses

The National Small Business Association releases its mid-year survey today, and everything from revenue to number of employees on payroll has gotten worse since December. Mitchell Hartman looks at what's challenging small businesses now.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Earnings show tech sector struggling

IBM and Google reported earnings yesterday, and both companies are up over last quarter. But the tech sector is still suffering. Mitchell Hartman explores some of the low points in this week's technology earnings.
Posted In: Investing, Science, Wall Street

Highlights from today's earnings

JP Morgan Chase announced its first increase in two years, while Harley Davidson's profits were down a staggering 91 percent. Mitchell Hartman explores these and other facets of today's earning report.
Posted In: Wall Street

CIT needs debt-holders to pay up

With the U.S. government unwilling to help CIT, the small to mid-size business lender has given its debt-holders 24 hours to come up with $2 billion in emergency financing -- or else. Mitchell Hartman explores the consequences of not paying up.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Why not further empower the Fed?

The White House wants to try to avoid the next financial crisis by giving new powers to the Federal Reserve, but a group of prominent investors and former regulators says that's a bad idea. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman.

Lobbyists call health care bill costly

The health care bill unveiled yesterday by House Democrats would insure nearly all Americans and run up a trillion-dollar bill, paid for with tax hikes and surcharges. Business lobbyists say it's too expensive. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Health

Exxon looks to benefits of pond scum

Exxon is expected to invest $600 million to develop a new generation of fuels derived from algae. Mitchell Hartman explains the various environmental benefits to algae and Exxon's involvement with biofuel investing.

Job gains in environment, health care

The Council of Economic Advisers reports green jobs and health care jobs will see the biggest gains in the next few years. This is fueling a backlash against stimulus spending to benefit the labor market. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Government not helping CIT so far

Congress met with regulators and government officials this weekend to come to a decision over CIT, a lender specializing in business financing. The banking group's troubles could have some major ripple effects. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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