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.

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Features by Mark Garrison

PODCAST: Housing sales are up, stock up on postage stamps

U.S. housing sales are the highest in three years and now's the time to stock up on stamps -- the U.S. Postal Service is increasing costs this Sunday.
Posted In: podcast

New home sales disappoint, but trend remains positive

Despite a dip in home sales last December, new data reveals that overall sales for 2012 were the highest in three years.
Posted In: housing market, recovery

PODCAST: Wall Street's next top cop and the future of Hispanic news

A hunter of terrorists and mobsters takes aim at Wall Street and a look inside Hispanic broadcaster Univision in Miami.
Posted In: podcast

PODCAST: Microsoft meet Dell, stashing foreign cash, and Florida's No. 2 tourist spot

Microsoft could chip in as much as $3 billion to the buyout of computer maker Dell, why U.S. firms are stashing foreign cash in American banks, and the second-most popular tourist destination in Florida is not what you think.
Posted In: McRib, Microsoft, Dell

U.S. firms keep 'foreign cash' in American banks

A good deal of the estimated $1.7 trillion in foreign assets American companies have is actually sitting in U.S. banks.
Posted In: Taxes

PODCAST: Cameron to address EU, U.S. airlines announce profits

What happens if the U.K. leaves the EU? World leaders will be all ears tomorrow when British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a high-stakes speech on Britain's role in the European Union. U.S. airlines make more money by offering fewer seats. Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza discusses the business of bargain basement travel.
Posted In: European Union, david cameron

Davos: Does it really matter?

As business and political leaders from around the globe descend on the picturesque ski resort town of Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, the rest of us are asking one question: does it really matter?
Posted In: Davos, World Economic Forum

PODCAST: Delta makes elite eliter, Ninja gigs are hard to come by

The ninja is one of Japan's oldest and most mysterious professions. But today modern methods to spy, sabotage, and kill are putting them out of work. Plus, on Delta elite is about to get a whole lot eliter, and the going rate for a Batmobile.
Posted In: Delta, debt ceiling

Will temporarily raising the debt ceiling help boost markets?

Julia Coronado, chief economist at BNP Paribas, discusses the debt ceiling delay proposed by House Republicans and its impact on the markets.
Posted In: debt ceiling, housing market

PODCAST: Oprah cashes in on Lance's confession, 7-11 tries to retake Manhattan

Oprah Winfrey hopes Armstrong's doping confession will boost her cable network. 7-11 wants to expand in Manhattan. Yelp plans to add health scores to restaurant ratings.
Posted In: Oprah Winfrey, Yelp

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