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.

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Features by Gregory Warner

GOP to examine AARP's insurance sales

House Republicans will be examining AARP's interest in the health care law. It's possible that the reform will mean $1 billion in extra sales for AARP in the next 10 years.
Posted In: Health

Getting around the New York Times paywall

With people already devising ways to outsmart the newspaper's paywall, is it a sign that the plan is doomed before it begins?

Health care law turns a year old

President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law last March. The law call for big changes -- too big for some businesses.
Posted In: Health

The Addiction Economy: Russia's illnesses come with high costs

Russia's low birth rate and high death rate may have huge consequences for its economic prospects. So the government is taking action.
Posted In: Russia

Aid groups stand ready to help Japan

Phones lines to aid groups like the Red Cross are already ringing in the aftermath of a massive earthquake that struck Japan. What will the nation need exactly?
Posted In: Charity

Wisconsin limits union rights

The state senate passed a measure Wednesday restricting union bargaining rights, ending the stand-off that shut down the state legislature.

FDA approves first new lupus drug in 50 years

The drug will treat only a small number of people, but is still expected to reach blockbuster status, with $2 billion in annual sales.
Posted In: Health, Science

Guinea Pig Nation: Russia's booming business in clinical trials

Pharmaceutical companies are flocking to the country to test their drugs. Participants are plentiful and trials move more quickly than in the West.
Posted In: Health, Russia

Mortgage applications hit three month high

The good news from the Mortgage Bankers Association comes just ahead of a Senate hearing on the state of the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

Sprint, T-Mobile resume merger discussions

Stock prices jumped yesterday on the announcement that Sprint and T-Mobile resumed discussions of a merger. A merger of the two companies would combine the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless providers.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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