Rome Hartman is a television journalist who has spent more than three decades telling stories on network TV. He is currently a producer for the program “60 Minutes Sports,” which airs monthly on Showtime. It is a spinoff of the venerable CBS News Sunday evening magazine program.
From 2011 to 2013, Hartman was an Executive Producer for NBC News. He joined the network to create a new primetime news magazine program, “Rock Center with Brian Williams.” The program, the first network newsmagazine to be launched in decades, debuted in October 2011 and ran for two seasons on NBC. One of its very first broadcasts earned an Emmy award, for Bob Costas’ groundbreaking interview with Jerry Sandusky.
Prior to joining NBC News in the Summer of 2011, Hartman launched and served as Executive Producer of the Emmy, Peabody and duPont Award-winning BBC World News America. In addition to producing that nightly newscast, Hartman advised the BBC on strategy and supervised the U.S. edition of BBC.com/news.
Hartman’s four-year stint at the BBC followed a 24-year career with CBS News, where from November 2005 through March 2007, he was Executive Producer of The CBS Evening News and supervised the launch of The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
Prior to that role, Hartman was a prolific producer of more than 100 reports for the flagship CBS magazine program 60 Minutes. Hartman also served as the senior producer responsible for 60 Minutes II from January to early September 2005.
Before his 60 Minutes tenure, Hartman was the senior producer for the CBS Evening News in Washington, D.C. (1989-91) and CBS News’ White House producer (1986-89). He first joined CBS News in 1983 as a field producer in the Atlanta bureau.
In addition to three prestigious Peabodys and a duPont Award for BBC World New America, Hartman has been honored with eight Emmy Awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, a Gerald Loeb Award from the UCLA Anderson School of Business, and Duke University’s Futrell Award for outstanding achievement in journalism.
Hartman was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He graduated from Duke University in 1977 with a degree in political science, and serves on the Board of Visitors at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife Amy. They have two sons.