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

For a fee, Facebook will promote your posts

Facebook, needing new types of revenue, rolls out a feature that allows users to pay a fee so their posts jump to the top of friends' pages.
Posted In: Facebook

While Apple apologizes, map app competitors show users the way

CEO Tim Cook took to the Apple website Friday to say he's sorry for the company's lousy maps and to steer users to the competition -- who are more than happy to supply the panicking masses with map apps.
Posted In: iPhone, iOS6, google maps

Village Voice to cut ties to sex ad business

The decision is a hit to revenue. But other alternative weeklies are surviving without adult classifieds.
Posted In: Village Voice, newspapers, media, advertising

Why Snickers is poised to rule the candy world

Snickers is predicted to overtake M&M's as the top-selling candy in the world this year. The mix of salty and sweet is proving a winning formula overseas.
Posted In: candy, Snickers

Hockey lockout, again, hurts small businesses

The second NHL lockout in less than a decade threatens to hurt small businesses in and around hockey arenas.
Posted In: business of sports, NHL, Small Business, hockey

Fed plan partly hinges on the wealth effect

Stocks rise after the Federal Reserve’s aggressive intervention, but how broadly will Americans benefit? The richest 10 percent own most of the stock.
Posted In: QE3

What happened to Occupy Wall Street's fundraising haul

One year ago Monday, a group of people gathered in a then-obscure park in lower Manhattan, kicking off what would become the global phenomenon of Occupy Wall Street. So what's happened to all the money?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

After Europe's bond move, all eyes on the Fed

The European Central Bank says it will buy sovereign bonds to prop up ailing economies. What will the Federal Reserve do next week?
Posted In: Federal Reserve

What's the value of 'trending'?

Some pay to have their their views considered as hot topics on Twitter, but what do they get for their money?
Posted In: Twitter, marketing

Creating jobs vs. creating good jobs

Economists and politicians are watching the job market closely. On Friday, the monthly employment report is released. But if jobs are being created, are they good jobs?
Posted In: Jobs

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