Steve Hartman has been a full-time CBS News Correspondent since 1998, having served as a part-time correspondent for the previous two years. He contributes a feature called "Everybody Has a Story," which proves that adage by sending him to a town somewhere in the United States by virtue of a dart-toss at a map and the random choice of a name in the local phone book. The reports, for which Hartman has won virtually every major broadcast journalism award -- including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, an Emmy Award for writing and an RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Award -- are broadcast on the CBS Evening News, The Early Show and the Saturday CBS Evening News. He also contributes to other CBS News broadcasts, including 48 Hours.
Before that, Hartman 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 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). All told, Hartman has collected 23 local Emmy Awards for news features.
He was born April 14, 1963, in Toledo. Hartman was graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He lives in Los Angeles.