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, marketing, employment, banking, the military, media and culture. In 2014-2015, Garrison 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 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°, 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, History Channel, Cooking Channel, Slate, CBC, WNYC and KPCC. He has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.

Garrison 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, Garrison now resides in Brooklyn with his wife. They enjoy culture, food and travel throughout America and abroad.


Features by Mark Garrison

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

An old-school U.S. company lets its sexy side shine

Industrial giant Alcoa splits in 2 to grow high-tech aerospace and auto business.
Posted In: Alcoa, aluminum, metals

Canadian hockey teams slammed by strong U.S. dollar

How the weak Loonie could cause money troubles for Canadian hockey teams.
Posted In: NHL, Canada, hockey


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