Steve Hartman has been a CBS News correspondent since 1998, having served as a part-time correspondent for the previous two years.
Hartman brings viewers moving stories from the unique people he encounters and the special places he visits as he travels around the country for his weekly feature “On the Road,” which airs Fridays on the CBS EVENING NEWS. “On the Road” is modeled after the long-running, legendary series of the same name which was originally reported by one of America's greatest TV storytellers, the late newsman Charles Kuralt.
Hartman is also well known for his multiple award-winning feature series, “Everybody Has a Story.” Hartman proved the adage by tossing a dart at a map of America and then randomly picking an interview subject from the local phone book. Debuting in 1998, and continuing for the next seven years, Hartman produced more than 120 such pieces. In 2010, Hartman reprised the series on a global scale. In partnership with NASA, each “Everybody in the World Has a Story” segment began with an astronaut in the International Space Station spinning a globe and pointing to random locations for Hartman to travel and find a story. In one month's time, Hartman went completely around the world twice.
He 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 four citations for Best Writing.
Previously, Hartman was a columnist for “60 Minutes Wednesday” and was a correspondent for two primetime CBS News magazines, “Public Eye With Bryant Gumbel” (1997-1998) and “Coast to Coast” (1996-1997).
Before that, he was a feature reporter for KCBS-TV, the CBS owned station in Los Angeles (1994-1998). 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 (1991-1994) and KSTP TV Minneapolis (1987-1991). He began his career in broadcast journalism at WTOL TV Toledo, Ohio, as a news intern and general assignment reporter (1984-1987).
All told, Hartman has collected nearly two dozen local Emmy Awards for writing, reporting and editing.
Hartman was graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism. He lives in Catskill, N.Y.