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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At World Retail Congress Africa, U.S. brands try to figure out a 'frontier market'

American companies are trying to figure out how to make money in Africa.
Posted In: Africa, Retail
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No wintry grave for Cronut craze

A culinary lesson in scarcity, supply and demand ... and demand ... and demand, via the 'cronut.'
Posted In: cronut, Food, scarcity
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Your bank teller will live inside an ATM

The future of retail banking is becoming increasingly high tech. Whether customers like it or not.
Posted In: Tech, banking, ATM, Bank of America, NCR, virtual
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Bankers go to boot camp

USAA goes to unusual lengths to ensure its staff understand their customers.
Posted In: usaa, banking, military, veterans
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Divvying up the $13 billion JP Morgan fine

We're getting early reports of a potential $13 billion settlement over mortgage securities, of which $4 billion would go to consumers.
Posted In: Banks, fines, mortgage mess, JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon
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A deal on the debt ceiling in sight?

Republicans and Democrats are using words we haven't heard in a while, like "progress," "forward," and "movement."
Posted In: undefined
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Markets thrilled with possible debt limit deal

Some House Republicans are inching toward a debt ceiling deal.
Posted In: debt ceiling, government shutdown 2013, Congress, GOP
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Ghosts of TARP haunt community banks

While the big banks have mostly paid the money back, small community banks are now struggling.
Posted In: TARP, small banks, Banks
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Government shutdown threatens housing market, mortgages

The longer the government is closed, the more housing deals could be delayed or even wrecked altogether.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, housing market

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