Mitchell Hartman

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. Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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.

Mitchell 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, Mitchell 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 InquirerCairo Today magazine, Middletown PressNew Haven Register and for Pacifica Radio, Monitor Radio, the BBC and the CBC.

Mitchell 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

Personalities JC Caylen, Ricky Dillon, Connor Franta, Trevor Moran, Kian Lawley and Sam Pottorff speak at the 2014 VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

VidCon 2016 — less up close and personal

The gathering of online content producers and their fans will see more security.
Posted In: VidCon, Christina Grimmie, social media, YouTube, content creators

Brexit vote holds risks for US economy

If Britons vote to leave the EU, US trade treaties would need to be renegotiated, and US companies might reassess their business prospects across Europe.
Posted In: Brexit, Britain, EU
Consumer credit surged to $3.59 trillion in March.

Consumer debt continues to climb

Consumers are more willing to spend now and pay later — a sign of increasing confidence, and possibly recklessness as well.
Posted In: credit, debt, consumer debt

What's a sustainable level of job growth?

Job creation has slowed and economists are divided as to whether it will revive significantly later in 2016.
Posted In: employment, Jobs, Labor Department
About 2.3 million construction jobs were lost during the housing crash.

Construction workers needed as building industry booms

With construction surging, nine out of 10 contractors say they can't find workers.
Posted In: Housing, construction, building, workforce
The view north from a bluff in Westchester down to the Ballona Wetlands, which is surrounded by dense residential and commercial development, crucial roadways, and a drainage channel to the Pacific Ocean several miles to the west. Los Angeles Internationa

Rising seas could swamp crucial infrastructure

A look at what climate change might mean for Los Angeles' built environment.
Posted In: climate change, sea levels, los angeles
Fintech is supplanting traditional transaction methods.

Bank jobs and branches in decline

There will 800,000 fewer bank jobs in the U.S. by 2025, according to a Citigroup report.
Posted In: banking, Great Recession, employment

Domino's charged with wage theft in New York

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accuses Domino's of being a 'joint employer' with franchisees and responsibility for labor violations.
Posted In: Domino's, wage theft, McDonald's, Wal-Mart
New home sales are less than half of what they were in the mid-2000s.

New home sales lag overall market

New home sales have risen moderately since 2011 as builders focus on higher-priced homes for higher-income buyers.
Posted In: new homes, home sales, housnig
Apple’s sales in India have been low, but CEO Tim Cook is looking to change that.

Apple and India looking to each other for growth

India still accounts for a small proportion of Apple sales, but the market is expanding rapidly. Indian officials would like Apple to do more high-tech production there.
Posted In: apple, tim cook, India

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