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Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace. He is currently on leave, studying at Columbia Business School on a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. Based in New York, Garrison joined Marketplace in 2012. He covers a variety of topics including economics, marketing, employment, banking, the military, media and culture. During the 2012 campaign, he reported on money in politics as part of the Marketplace 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.

Apart from the news business, Mark is most experienced in the restaurant world, as a cook, bartender, manager and server. That sometimes proves useful in his journalism. Besides Marketplace, his reports and commentaries on food and drink have appeared on NPR, History Channel, Cooking Channel, Slate, CBC, 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

Bank of America

Bank of America settles: So we're all good now, right?

What reassurances do homeowners, investors, and governments now have?
Posted In: Bank of America, settlement, homeowners, investors
Unaffordable housing

Why, for many, the price of homes is too damn high

One third of counties are less affordable now than they have been in 14 years.
Posted In: Housing, affordable housing, income
Banco Espirito Santo

In Portugal, a 'bad bank' saves the day

Portugal uses a good bank/bad bank strategy to rescue Banco Espirito Santo.
Posted In: Portugal, Banks, bad debt

Wall Street sees an opportunity in baby boomers

Boomers are targets for financial advisers eager for a slice of their retirement.
Posted In: baby boomers, financial planning

The next generation to get corporate attention

It used to be all about Generation Y. Now, meet Generation Z.
Posted In: generation x, generation y

PODCAST: Marketing to Generation Z

Jobs report for July, Uber and Airbnb get into business, and targeting Generation Z.

Suing soldiers for their debt

USA Discounters gives easy credit to soldiers, then sues them when they can't pay.
Posted In: undefined

Thanks for the economy, Boomers

Blaming the economy on a whole generation, with Chris Farrell.
Posted In: baby boomers, Retirement

PODCAST: Ambulance tech

Jobs number, streaming video games, and building a safer ambulance.

We have a tag for "Sharknado" stories

Our coverage of business and health insurance through the lens of "Sharknado"
Posted In: Sharknado, health care

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