Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace.

Based in New York, Mark joined Marketplace in 2012. He covers a variety of topics, including economics, marketing, employment, banking, the military, media and culture. In 2014 – 2015, Mark 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 WNYC. He also reported from Germany for international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Mark’s career spans TV, 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, the History Channel, the Cooking Channel, Slate, CBC, WNYC and KPCC. He has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.

Mark 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, Mark now resides in Brooklyn with his wife. They enjoy culture, food and travel throughout America and abroad.



Features by Mark Garrison

GDP drops 0.1 percent but other economic indicators continue to rise

A Commerce Department report out today shows that GDP fell 0.1 percent last quarter, but consumer spending, business investment and employment continue to rise.
Posted In: GDP, Economy, consumer spending, investment, employment

PODCAST: Blackberry aims to make a comeback and media piracy may find shelter in Caribbean

A new Blackberry hopes it's good enough to reverse its maker's long slide. And the connection between Caribbean gambling and angry Hollywood execs.
Posted In: podcast

Online gambling dispute may turn into copyright battle

In retaliation for a U.S. ban on online gambling, the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is now threatening to strip copyright protections from American media.
Posted In: Antigua and Barbuda, World Trade Organization

Recovery hits home prices

The latest home price numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Index show the strongest year-over-year growth since 2006.
Posted In: home prices, stock market

PODCAST: Caterpillar and the economy and unlocking your iPhone is now breaking the law

What a construction giant tells us about the larger economy, and what happens now that unlocking your phone is illegal.
Posted In: Caterpillar, iPhone, Toyota, podcast

Are investors souring on Apple?

Apple shares fell 12 percent after record iPhone sales in December failed to meet forecasts.
Posted In: apple, iPhone

Optimism! American companies buy big ticket items

An unexpected jump in orders for durable goods is a great sign for manufacturing and the economy.
Posted In: durable goods, Fed

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


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