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

Tavern On The Green
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The business of tourist traps

The iconic New York restaurant Tavern on the Green is reopening Thursday under new ownership after being shut down for years.
Posted In: tourist traps, Tavern on the Green
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God quietly rules the box office

Movies you've never heard of make a fortune at the box office.
Posted In: religion, hollywood, film
Goldman Sachs booth
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The market's great expectations

Fine tuning market expectations is important for public companies.
Posted In: Wall Street, guidance, analysts
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Blind spot: VC and minority business

VCs are more likely to invest if executives are the ethnicity of investors.
Posted In: venture, VC
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Never mind Letterman. What about his band?

How late night bands are chosen, and what elevation to that esteemed slot can mean.
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Supreme Court opens gates for political money

Many expect Wednesday's ruling to mean an overall increase in how much money goes into politics.
Posted In: Supreme Court, campaign finance
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PODCAST: Bridging the movie language barrier

Obamacare reaches another milestone with 6 million enrollees. And you're not crazy, your office really is giving you headaches.
Posted In: movies, spanish, offices, ACA, Obamacare
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Analyzing the health of the office

By 2000, about two-thirds of U.S. workers spent their days in open-plan offices
Posted In: standing desks, office, working
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Disney taps news exec to run TV biz

Disney's ABC has a new head. And he's got a hard row to hoe.
Posted In: abc, television
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The impact of sanctions against Russia

President Obama said Russia will have to "pay" more if things don’t change. Pay what?
Posted In: Russia, sanctions

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