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.

READ MORE

Features by Mark Garrison

Stack ranking: The inter-office Hunger Games?

Stack ranking is the office equivalent of grading on a curve.
Posted In: ranking system

Like mobile banking? Thank a veteran

USAA, the bank for military members and their families, pioneered mobile banking technology.
Posted In: usaa, banking, mobile

Lifting Iran sanctions would be complicated

Secretary of State John Kerry and others are discussing lifting some sanctions against Iran.
Posted In: sanctions, Iran, nuclear program

What bronies have to do with the economy

GDP numbers came in today. They looked good at first glance, but there's a hidden story there. A bad one.
Posted In: GDP, toys, my little pony, bronies

Can you make money helping out Google Helpouts?

Google launches its new video-conferencing advice and how-to service, called Google Helpouts.
Posted In: Google Hangouts, google plus, how-to, DIY

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

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

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

Bankers go to boot camp

USAA goes to unusual lengths to ensure its staff understand their customers.
Posted In: usaa, banking, military, veterans

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

Pages

With Generous Support From...