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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

Putting a price on your pet's health

The price of looking after your pet is rising as far and fast as the cost of human healthcare. Gregory Warner reports on why we are willing to pay so much for our animals.
Posted In: pets, animals, dogs, cats, healthcare, care, surgery

Zynga earnings to give clues about Facebook

Online gaming company is important to Facebook's bottom line.
Posted In: zynga, Facebook, IPO

First Lady's 'Let's Move' program expands to military

Michelle Obama will announce a Pentagon venture to make the food offerings in the U.S. military more healthy. It’s the first change to military rations in 20 years.
Posted In: Food, Health, Let's Move, Michelle Obama, military

President Obama compromises on contraception

Under the new plan, even women who work for religious employers will have access to free birth control. It's all because of an insurance company workaround.
Posted In: Health, birth control

Rethinking hospital readmissions

Starting this fall, hospitals that readmit the same patients over and over in a short period of time will be fined. That has medical providers looking for better ways to keep people healthy when they're off hospital grounds.
Posted In: Health, health care, health care reform law

Komen Foundation does a 180

After a huge outcry, the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation says it will not cut funding to Planned Parenthood. But Komen may not be able to reverse the damage it has done to its organization.
Posted In: Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation, Planned Parenthood, breast cancer

Netflix reels in new subscribers

The video service has lured hundreds of thousands of new subscribers with free trials. Converting them to paying customers will be much harder.
Posted In: netflix

The long and short story of Jack Detroit

The luxury men's magazine didn't make it, but its founder may yet help get Detroit's economy off the ground.
Posted In: magazines, Detroit, Entrepreneur

Penn State alumni speak out at meetings

In many ways, the former Penn State students who attend town hall meetings regarding the sex abuse scandal that erupted there resemble unhappy shareholders.
Posted In: Penn State, football

Health care spending rising more slowly

The rapid rate of growth is slowing, but many people aren't feeling the change.
Posted In: Health, health care

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