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.

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Features by Mark Garrison

Delta

Why Boeing and Delta are dueling over the Ex-Im bank

We explain the implications behind Boeing and Delta's massive fight over the Export-Import bank.
Posted In: Boeing, Delta, Ex-Im Bank

SIB spells a way for financiers to do social good

SIB's, or social impact bonds, let investors do good and make money
Posted In: bonds, Goldman Sachs
Malaysian Airline

Why planes fly through dangerous airspace

We look at how airlines respond to volatile, violent situations on the ground.
Posted In: flying, Malaysian Airlines, planes, ukraine
Adderall

Corporate inversion: an expensive way to save on taxes

Abbvie will pay $53 billion to buy Shire, with a view to cutting its tax burden.
Posted In: corporate inversion, Mergers and Acquisitions, Taxes

The difference a half second makes

A Chicago Fed paper proposes dividing trading sessions into half second periods.
Posted In: high-frequency trading

Federal prosecutors end 81 conviction win streak

The not guilty verdict may mean insider trading convictions will be harder to get.
Posted In: insider trading

Why a guy with 15 mobile phones still has a landline

41% of homes in the US are mobile phone only, but cord-cutting may have plateaued.
Posted In: cell phone, landlines, cord cutting

Truckers strike at key port for trade with Asia

Escalation of the strike at this major port could have a nationwide impact.
Posted In: trucks, labor rights

Charge your phone, or you can't fly with it

One man's security hassle is another's business opportunity.
Posted In: TSA, airports

Report finds Latinos are underrepresented in the media

One of the fastest growing ethnic groups is largely absent from American media.
Posted In: Latinos, media

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