Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace. He is currently on leave, studying at Columbia Business School on a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. 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. 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° and part of the team that won Peabody and duPont Awards for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Asian tsunami, respectively.

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 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

Coins and stamps now more profitable than art and wine

New trends in luxury investing. But while collecting rare collectibles may be fun, don't give up on stocks and bonds -- these 'passion investments' don't add too much heft to your portfolio.
Posted In: investments, luxury investments, Collectibles, portfolios, cars, wine, jewelry, art, coins, stamps

Shifting the bullseye from budget issues to debt ceiling

How will the markets react to another government shutdown deadline?
Posted In: markets, government shutdown, debt ceiling

Death toll rises after terrorists attack a symbol of commerce in Kenya

Dozens are dead as a siege at a Kenyan mall enters its third day.
Posted In: Kenya, hostages, commerce

PODCAST: Winners and losers after Bernanke's announcement

Aftermath of the Fed's decision not to taper. Why hasn't Priceline split its share price? And when it comes to preventing shootings at the workplace, background checks before hiring employees are just the first step.

Fighting the export of stolen oil

100,000 barrels a day are stolen from Nigerian oil pipelines.
Posted In: oil theft, Nigeria, export, crude oil

Tapping into the baby boomer market

Global spending power among those over 60 is set to hit $15 trillion by the end of this decade, but tapping into that market is a challenge.
Posted In: baby boomers, seniors, marketing

Mind the gap: What do CEO-to-worker pay ratios really reveal?

The SEC wants companies to disclose the gap between CEO and median-employee compensation. The idea gained traction after the financial crisis amid broader concerns about income inequality.
Posted In: CEO salaries, pay ratio, SEC, workforce, JPMorgan Chase, Chipotle

Why isn't Yellen a shoo-in?

She’s had a distinguished career at the Fed and earned the respect of Nobel Prize winners. So why hasn't she been at the top of the White House's list all along?
Posted In: chairman of the federal reserve, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

New thinking to help returning vets navigate urban battlefield

A new program in New York helps returning vets thrive in the city.
Posted In: veterans, Economy, military, service, GI Bill, 9/11

Why Twitter is going public now

For Twitter, patience was probably a virtue.
Posted In: Twitter, IPO, Facebook, stock market, Tech

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