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

Finding hope through marathon running

It's easy to give up on the job search, especially if you've been at it for months. But one woman finds the will to keep trying through marathon running.
Posted In: Running

Grocers hope to cash in on last-minute Thanksgiving shopping

The hours leading up to Thanksgiving are considered the busiest grocery-shopping time of the year. So, some grocers are hoping to capitalize by staying open.
Posted In: Food, Thanksgiving, grocery store

Higher premiums for unhealthy lifestyles

More employers are charging overweight workers or those who smoke more for health insurance.
Posted In: Health, health care, smoking, obesity

The Supreme Court takes up health care reform

It will decide whether it's legal to force people to buy health insurance. Big and small businesses hang in the balance.
Posted In: health care, insurance exchanges

Brand Penn State suffers a blow

The football scandal could cost the university in multiple ways off the field.
Posted In: Sports

GlaxoSmithKline gets hit for off-label marketing

The pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay a $3 billion fine to the U.S. government. But drug makers are fighting back.
Posted In: Health

All pledge all the time

Public television introduces a cable station that airs nothing but pledge drives.
Posted In: Entertainment

Insurer divvies up excess profits among policyholders

Blue Shield of California will return $283 million to customers. Other big insurers could be next.
Posted In: Health

Panel to define 'essential' benefits under health care reform law

Under the new health care reform law, insurance companies will be required to pay for essential benefits. But what exactly is essential when it comes to medical care in the U.S.?
Posted In: Health

Health care workers make for confident consumers

Detroit's growing health care workforce may help turn the Motor City around.
Posted In: Health


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