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

HP to layoff 16,000

That’s on top of tens of thousands of layoffs already announced.
Posted In: Hewlett-Packard

AT&T’s $48.5 billion bid for your everything

AT&T is buying DirecTV, and the deal is all about bundling.
Posted In: AT&T, directv

PODCAST: Some (temporary) relief at the pump

Gas prices are leveling off. A new rail line in London. TV's upfronts.

When it comes to benefits, the poorest get less

A new study finds a pattern as to the poorest are receiving fewer benefits.
Label from a package of Foster Farms chicken

Food prices rise but shoppers won't pay more

Retailers are paying higher food prices but passing them on to shoppers is a risk
Robots

U.S. manufacturing has an image problem

The industry's trying to attract the next generation of workers.
Posted In: manufacturing, STEM, Education

The high-tech shop teacher of the future

Manufacturing has an image problem, especially with younger people.
Posted In: manufacturing, high school
Consumer Spending Rises Sharply During Month Of March

Weak retail sales and the danger of discounts

A new report shows that April's retail sales increased 0.1 percent.
Posted In: retail sales, new numbers

An audio tour of the birthplace of your technology

All those really cool devices of yours? They all started out in a place that looks a bit like a robot hospital.
Posted In: clean room
US-IMF-UKRAINE-LAGARDE

The IMF gave Ukraine $17 billion. Now what?

The IMF approves a $17 billion loan for Ukraine as separatists in Eastern Ukraine seize power and Russia threatens.
Posted In: ukraine, IMF

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