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

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Regulators approve 'futures trading' for films

Federal regulators have approved a new way for investors to make money on films.
Posted In: Entertainment, Investing
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New rules encourage affordable worker health insurance

The White House has unveiled new rules to encourage employers to continue offering health insurance to workers at a reasonable price.
Posted In: Health
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Afghanistan copper, lithium worth $1 trillion

American geologists have reported that Afghanistan is sitting on $1 trillion of copper and lithium deposits.
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FDA seeks to regulate home gene tests

Walgreen's got a lot of attention recently when it said it would start selling personal genetic kits in its stores. But after questions were raised about the safety and effectiveness of the kits, it said it wouldn't. Now the FDA is stepping in. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health
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Oil spill helps drive up shrimp prices

After shrimp farming took off, the crustacean moved from pricey delicacy to America's favorite seafood. We're up to four pounds a year per person now. Or we were. Since the BP oil spill, shrimp prices have been soaring. Domestically produced U.S. shrimp is up more than 40 percent. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Food
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FTC to Kellogg: Stop fake health claims

The Federal Trade Commission, for the second time, told Kellogg to rein it in. And to stop advertising that kids who eat Rice Krispies can boost their immunity. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Food
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Study: Financial incentive pushes doctors to prescribe chemo

A new breast cancer study finds a link between the way private oncologists get paid and how much chemotherapy they prescribe.
Posted In: Health
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Who's benefiting from corn syrup drop?

The Department of Agriculture says the production of high-fructose corn syrup has been falling for several years. Why? Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Food, Health
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Paying for car rental without credit card

Car travel this weekend is expected to increase almost 6% from last Memorial Day, according to the AAA. And many of those cars will be rentals. But what if you want to rent a car and you don't have a credit card? Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Auto, Travel
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Who are hospital ads really aimed at?

Hospitals spend well over a billion dollar a year on TV, radio, bus and billboard ads. So what's all that money buying? Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

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