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.

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Features by Mark Garrison

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

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

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

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

PODCAST: Marc Jacobs and Millennials

Weekly jobless claims went up a bit. A look at the employment challenges facing Millennials. And what happens to a luxury brand when its exclusivity is exhausted?

Government shutdown impacts private companies too

The shutdown isn't only affecting federal employees -- the private sector is struggling too.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, Small Business, national parks

American companies plan to cut 40,000 jobs

According to a new report from Challenger, Gray and Christmas.
Posted In: Jobs, layoffs, employment

Dessert wars -- an iconic pie is victorious in trademark settlement agreement

The end of a delicious trademark dispute involving an iconic dessert and a fried chicken legend.
Posted In: pie, trademark

A look at the employment challenges facing Millennials

Jeremy Feador is a 27-year-old part-time worker in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been struggling to find full-time employment.
Posted In: jobs report, Millenials, youth, Unemployment, youth unemployment, Jobs

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