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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Who pays the bill for a cyber war?

The Obama administration has identified its own global war on terrorism: cyber attacks. What are the spending implications of raising this alarm?
Posted In: cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, cyberwar
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Keeping Obama's machine -- and mailing list -- going

Tonight, President Obama speaks to the non-profit group, Organizing, for America, which some have described as the president's never-ending campaign. Where is the money behind the organization coming from?
Posted In: Citizens United, Obama, politics, campaign contributions
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Video games as art

The $70 billion video game industry is now making inroads in the art world. The Museum of Modern Art is the latest mainstream museum to feature digital games, citing graphics, original computer code and the interaction between human and machine as evidence of their modern design qualities.
Posted In: video games, art
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Dow hits new high, erasing crisis swoon

Does the new Dow high mean mission accomplished for the U.S. economic recovery? Not so fast, but it closes another chapter on the financial crisis.
Posted In: Dow, stock market
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Why Wall Street pay won't be curbed, ever

The European Union sparked a bankers’ revolt when it moved to curb their bonuses. Despite Americans’ dismay with Wall Street, caps won’t happen here.
Posted In: Bankers, Wall Street, Wall Street bonuses
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Sequester threatens to delay tax refunds

Taxpayers face a double whammy thanks to the sequester. The budget cuts could delay IRS refunds. That's after the fiscal cliff debate delayed the start of filing season.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, fiscal cliff, tax refund
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7 tips to prevent a gift card nightmare

Gift cards that can be used anywhere are now more popular than cards for specific stores, like Best Buy, Apple or Barnes & Noble. But these general purpose cards come with strings attached for both those who give and receive them.
Posted In: gift cards
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Walmart's worries: Payroll tax, gas prices

Walmart, Safeway and other grocers face more than higher payroll taxes. High gas prices could crimp shoppers, but job growth could help.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, sequester
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Oscar Pistorius murder: Cautionary tale for sponsors?

Athletes are no strangers to controversy, posing dilemmas for corporate sponsors. Pistorius is the latest challenge for Nike, whose problem children have included Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods and NFL quarterback Michael Vick.
Posted In: Nike, Olympics
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Down for the count: Olympics drops wrestling

Wrestling, whose Olympic roots date from ancient Greece, will be dropped after the 2016 games. What ripple effects will that have on the sport?
Posted In: Olympics, wrestling, Sports

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