Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace.

Based in New York, Mark joined Marketplace in 2012. He covers a variety of topics, including economics, marketing, employment, banking, the military, media and culture. In 2014 – 2015, Mark studied at Columbia Business School on a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. 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 WNYC. He also reported from Germany for international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Mark’s career spans TV, 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°, part of the team that won Peabody, Emmy and duPont awards.

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, the History Channel, the Cooking Channel, Slate, CBC, WNYC and KPCC. He has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.

Mark has a master’s degree from Columbia University and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia. A member of a military family who lived in many places growing up, Mark now resides in Brooklyn with his wife. They enjoy culture, food and travel throughout America and abroad.



Features by Mark Garrison

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson participate in the CNBC Republican presidential debate on Wednesday in Boulder, Colorado. </span>

Trump, GOP candidates take a page from NFL playbook

Campaigns' bold demands come after strong ratings in primary debates.
Posted In: GOP debates, TV networks, donald trump

Here’s how those Halloween pop-up stores work

It's a symbiotic relationship between landlords and specialty retailers.
Posted In: Halloween, pop-up stores, commercial real estate

Happy Halloween: Now get shopping

The holidays are right around the corner. Are you ready to 'webroom?'
Posted In: Holiday sales, mobile shopping, holiday hiring, Thanksgiving
Yahoo reported weak third-quarter earnings Tuesday. 

Another quarter and Yahoo's still in turnaround

CEO Marissa Mayer has been at the helm for three years. Is it time for her to go?
Posted In: Yahoo, Marissa Mayer
Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau waves on stage in Montreal on Tuesday after winning the general elections.

Big changes for America’s biggest trading partner

The election of Canada's new prime minister comes with new economic policies.
Posted In: Canada, Justin Trudeau, trade, Keystone XL

When 'patient-centered' is problematic

Global warming, gas prices, patient-centered care, and evictions in New York City.

Backyard property values

Inflation numbers, and the real estate value of a garden.

Netflix goes to the movies

The latest economic indicators; Netflix's move into films; and fixed-rate mortgages.
A satellite image of Hurricane Irene's eye forming.

Betting on vacation: booking during hurricane season

The odds are similar to those faced by investors who bet on distressed assets.
Posted In: hurricane, vacation, discount travel, risk
A Dell research and development facility in Santa Clara, California.

How much does cheap money affect mega-business deals?

Dell's $67 billion takeover of EMC storage services relies heavily on debt.
Posted In: Dell, takeover, EMC


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