Steve Hartman

<B>60 Minutes II</B> Essayist

Steve Hartman is a columnist for 60 Minutes II. He's been a
CBS News correspondent since 1998, having served as a part-time correspondent for the past two years.

Hartman has won many prestigious broadcast journalism awards for his work: an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, an Emmy Award for writing and four RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Awards, including three consecutive citations for Best Writing.

Previously, Hartman was a correspondent for two primetime CBS News magazines, "Public Eye With Bryant Gumbel" (1997-98) and "Coast to Coast" (1996-97).

Before that, he was a feature reporter for KCBS-TV, the CBS owned station in Los Angeles (1994-98). His daily segment on the KCBS early evening newscast looked at offbeat stories and personalities in Southern California and earned him numerous awards.

Hartman also was a feature reporter for WABC-TV New York (1991-94) and KSTP TV Minneapolis (1987 91). He began his career in broadcast journalism at WTOL TV Toledo, Ohio, as a news intern and general assignment reporter (1984-87).

Hartman has collected nearly two dozen local Emmy Awards for writing, reporting and editing.