Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace. Based in New York, Garrison joined Marketplace in 2012. He covers a variety of topics including economics, media, transportation, retail, marketing and culture. During the 2012 campaign, he reported on money in politics as part of the Marketplace multiplatform collaboration with PBS’s Frontline, which won the Investigative Reporters & Editors Award.

His previous public radio experience includes newscasting for NPR, The Takeaway and New York’s WNYC. He also reported from Germany for international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Garrison’s career spans television, radio, online and print media, including national and international travel to cover breaking news on elections, trials and natural disasters. Among his previous employers are NBC, ABC and CNN. At CNN, he was senior editorial producer for Anderson Cooper 360° and part of the team that won Peabody and duPont Awards for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Asian tsunami, respectively.

Garrison is an avid home cook and loves to explore the culinary world both in his free time and through his journalism. In addition to Marketplace, his reporting and commentary on food and drink has appeared on NPR, Slate, CBC, History Channel, Cooking Channel, WNYC and KPCC. He has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.

Garrison graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and psychology. A member of a military family who lived in many places growing up, Garrison now resides in Brooklyn with his wife. They enjoy culture, food and travel throughout America and abroad.

Features By Mark Garrison

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Combat vets make it in the trenches on Wall Street

Big banks are pledging to hire more vets. One Wall Street firm already has.
Posted In: veterans, Bank of America, Wall Street
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Can you buy a house without Fannie Mae?

President Obama proposes phasing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to shift mortgage-market risk from taxpayers to private banks
Posted In: real estate, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
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U.S. embassies: Not just spies and visas

More than a dozen U.S. embassies remain closed under terror fears, but what exactly will the closures mean?
Posted In: embassies, terror, U.S. trade
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A job is born: The link between growth and work

The economy added 162,000 jobs in July while GDP in the second quarter grew at a 1.7% annual rate. So, what's the relationship between jobs and growth?
Posted In: GDP, Jobs
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Obama and Chattanooga's economic choo-choo

An economic snapshot of Chattanooga, Tenn., reveals why President Obama is speaking there.
Posted In: tennessee, manufacturing, recovery, Obama
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Second Avenue subway construction undermines NYC small businesses

New York has waited nearly a hundred years for a second subway line on the east side of Manhattan. But protracted construction is hard on small businesses along the route.
Posted In: New York City, New York, subway, manhattan
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The 2 simple words in Obama's speech

Though explicitly mentioned only once, the philosophy of "middle-out" economics informed his entire speech, where he promised to “reverse the forces that have conspired against the middle class for decades.”
Posted In: Barack Obama, middle class
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Why your bank might own an oil tanker

Banks are coming under scrutiny for doing business outside of banking, like owning metal warehouses and power plants. The Senate Banking Committee and federal regulators are looking into whether big banks are profiting at the consumer's expense.
Posted In: Wall Street, aluminum
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Dell shareholders must wait to vote on buyout

Dell shareholders may want more sweeteners before agreeing to sell the company to Michael Dell and other investors. Usually, shareholders are brought on board before any vote.
Posted In: Dell, Michael Dell
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PODCAST: UPS on the downs, border patrol up north

UPS profits: Alarming news comes next day air. Lawmakers look to shore up America's northern border. And states' refusal to expand Medicaid complicates health care for many uninsured.

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