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

Will a balanced budget requirement come to the U.S.?

As news from Europe points to greater fiscal scrutiny for countries in the EU, questions are raised as to whether a balanced budget amendment here at home could finally pass.
Posted In: Washington D.C., federal budget

The danger of relying on ratings agencies

As economic turmoil continues in Europe, leaders there -- and here in the U.S. -- are weary of the blind reliance on ratings agencies to value debt.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, ratings agencies, Greek debt

Do the ratings agencies need a downgrade?

Europe and the U.S. are both exploring new options for judging the value of debt after increasing threats of downgrade from agencies like S&P and Moody's.
Posted In: ratings agencies, Standard & Poor's, Moody's, downgrade

President Obama takes aim at rising inequality

Yesterday, the president spoke about the loss of the American dream. But just how much is the middle class really shrinking?
Posted In: middle class, Barack Obama, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

The end of Medicare open enrollment for the year

Today is the last day to choose a Medicare plan -- the end of so-called open enrollment. What does that mean for insurance customers?
Posted In: health care, Medicare

Payroll tax decision nears end of the year deadline

Senate Democrats want another vote this week on extending a payroll tax cut for workers. But Republicans say they can't support the Democratic proposal.
Posted In: politics, Social Security, Medicare, payroll tax

President Obama pushes to get CFPB head approved

this week, President Obama's expected to put the pressure on Congress to approve his nominee to head the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. But Republicans vow to hold up any nominee until the bureau itself gets overhauled.
Posted In: politics, CFPB, Richard Cordray, Wall Street

CFPB at a standstill until director is approved

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can investigate complaints, but that's about it -- at least until a head of the bureau is approved by Congress.
Posted In: CFPB, Washington D.C., politics

Lipitor makes way for generics

Pfizer's blockbuster cholesterol drug loses patent protection December 1. It could have happened sooner.
Posted In: Lipitor, generic drugs, Health, health care

Lipitor at the end of its patent

Pfizer's big seller, Lipitor, loses its patent this week. But the drug giant isn't ready to give up all those customers just yet.
Posted In: Pfizer, Lipitor, drugs

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