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

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

Scary Chinese growth numbers may be turning around

Figures released today show that China's economic growth hit a 13-year low in 2012, but strong results at the end of 2012 mean this year things are looking up.
Posted In: China's Economy

PODCAST: Rio Tinto's CEO resigns, women in the world of hedge funds

We'll look at the troubles of a mining giant, Obama's nomination for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and a new study that finds female hedge fund managers beating the competition.

Women outperform men in hedge funds

According to a report by consulting firm Rothstein Kass, hedge funds managed by women have been outperforming those run by their male counterparts.
Posted In: hedge funds, women

Housing starts mean new homes, but without picket fences

New homes driving the recent housing market comeback don't come with yards or picket fences -- instead they include rental agreements.
Posted In: housing market

Confused by taxes? You're not alone

As tax season gets closer, Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large at Fortune Magazine, laments the increasingly complex tax code.
Posted In: Taxes, Personal Finance

PODCAST: Brown on budget, big banks report earnings

JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs report earnings today. eBay gets boost from mobile bidders. California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses state budgets and the Golden State's fiscal prospects heading into 2013.

Housing market comeback gains more traction

Gus Faucher, senior economist at PNC Financial Services , discusses the housing market, the economy and your paycheck.
Posted In: housing market, inflation, Taxes

Michigan injects politics into tourism slogan

“Pure Michigan” has been a popular tourism slogan. But the state is now using it to attract businesses by touting a new law that curbs union power.
Posted In: Michigan, slogan, right-to-work

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