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Steve Hartman travels America at the whim of a dart to tell stories about real people. Every other week he goes to wherever the dart sticks, picks a name at random out of the phone book, and then interviews the person for his segment "Everybody Has a Story."

Before bringing this unique, Emmy award winning feature to CBS News, Steve was a correspondent on Bryant Gumbel's news magazine Public Eye. He was also seen on the CBS news magazine Coast to Coast.

Hartman worked as a feature reporter in local news for 11 years before joining CBS in 1996.

He started his broadcast career at WTOL-TV in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. From there he went to KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, next to WABC-TV in New York, and then to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.

The Associated Press named him California's "Reporter of the Year" for three years in a row beginning in 1996. He also won the pee-wee shuffleboard tournament in Lakeside, Ohio, in 1973 and has a nifty Little League trophy to boot (although he played the whole season and never got a hit).

Hartman graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1985 with a degree in journalism. He now lives in Los Angeles where he is also a volunteer in the Big Brothers program.

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