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.


Features by Mitchell Hartman

Is this 'full employment' yet?

The 4.9 percent rate still leaves many underemployed, discouraged or struggling to find work.
Posted In: Unemployment, employment, Jobs, jobs report

Snow-zilla could have been Job-zilla — but it wasn't.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins and the Fed report that bad weather had zero effect on the January Jobs Report.
Posted In: jobs report, employment, weather, snow storm

Productivity is anemic, so are wages

Wages are a key element of Friday's report from the Labor Department.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, Unemployment, wages, Economy

Slower GDP growth reflects global forces

The global oil glut and strong U.S. dollar are a drag on U.S. exports and oil production.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

TV joins the party at the Sundance Film Festival

The premiere venue for showcasing independent film is making room for TV
Posted In: sundance, television, netflix

American Express under pressure after low earnings report

American Express is being squeezed by more demanding consumers and greater competition.
Posted In: amex, american express, Credit card, credit, consumer finance

Nielsen TV ratings push into social media

Nielsen will measure 'buzz' about TV programs with data from Facebook
Posted In: nielsen, tv ratings, social media

China GDP could rattle markets ... again

China's 2015 GDP growth is predicted at around 7 percent, continuing the slowdown.
Posted In: China, GDP, china economy

Airlines cruise to profits as fuel costs drop

Airlines are benefiting from cheap jet fuel, new passenger fees and industry consolidation.
Posted In: airline industry, airline prices, Airlines

Motown hoping to pump up sales at the auto show

Detroit's auto show, one of the biggest in the world, kicks off today.
Posted In: cars, auto market, detroit auto show


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