Gregory Warner is a senior reporter for Marketplace, covering the business and economics of health care for the entire Marketplace portfolio. He’s taken on questions as varied as how drugs get named, how ineffective procedures become popular, and how politicians fuel a costly medical arms race.

Warner started at Marketplace in November of 2009. Previously, he freelanced radio stories from conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and DR Congo. Before becoming a radio reporter, he lived in New York working as an investigator of police brutality and a jazz pianist in a piano bar.

Warner’s favorite interviews are ones where he takes a journey with people. Recent examples include jogging with a homeless persons’ running club in Philadelphia, enduring ‘empathy training’ with call center reps in Ky., and undergoing fear-based alcoholism treatment in Moscow.

Warner holds a degree in English from Yale. In 2009, he was awarded Best News Feature from the Third Coast International Audio Festival for a Marketplace and Homelands Productions profile of a Congolese miner. He also has two Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from Associated Press, Sigma Delta Chi (from the Society for Professional Journalists), New York Festivals and PRNDI.

Warner was born in New York and currently resides in Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys biking, Werner Herzog films, and making up songs for his 8-month-old son.

Features By Gregory Warner



For med students, financial lessons learned outside the lab

Managing the finances of a practice isn't a common class in med school, but there are still ways to learn. Gregory Warner visited a student-run clinic in Philadelphia.
Posted In: Education, Health

Call Center: 101

Marketplace reporter, Gregory Warner, walks listeners through how a health insurance call center representative is created.
Posted In: Jobs, Personal Finance

Avandia may change how FDA operates

Marketplace's Gregory Warner looks into what it could mean for the Food and Drug Administration's image and also the way the organization analyzes drugs for approval or disapproval.
Posted In: Crime, Health

FDA to decide Avandia's fate on the market

The Food and Drug Administration meets tomorrow to decide whether the blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia is too dangerous for public consumption.
Posted In: Health

VA relaxes PTSD qualification rules

The Veterans Administration is relaxing its strict qualification rules that have left many veterans lost in a paperwork maze. This could help not only hundreds of thousands of vets from Iraq and Afghanistan, but also Vietnam veterans still trying to prove they qualify for benefits. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

"I understand your frustration..."

Health plan customer service is getting a makeover. Insurance companies are hiring empathy trainers for their call agents and brushing up on their phone manners. It's an attempt to keep customers loyal as health care reform starts to give individuals more options to quit their insurance company and shop for a new one. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health
0 already eyeing upgrade has just launched and companies are already jockeying to create a new version of the site that will bring comparison shopping to health insurance.
Posted In: Health

Where there's fewer doctors, nurse practictioners can fill in

Health care reform is helping nurse practitioners find more opportunities to fill in for primary care doctors.
Posted In: Health

Study: Big soda price hike means big sales drop

A new study shows a clear link between the price of soda and how much we drink. Will this help states' quest to pass a soda tax? Gregory Warner explains.
Posted In: Food, Health, Taxes

Banks pull the plug on free checking

After more than a decade of luring us in with free checking accounts, Bank of America and other banks are planning to pull back from the service.
Posted In: Investing


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