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

Lance Armstrong ends fight against doping charges

The seven-time Tour de France champion will lose his titles. But he and sponsors are betting his brand will endure.
Posted In: lance armstrong, tour de france

Romney's energy plan: Less regulation, more exploration

But it probably won't have much impact on consumer's pocketbooks, especially when it comes to the price of gas or electricity.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, energy, Oil

Priceline resurrects Shatner for new ads

Pitchman William Shatner appeared to have perished in a Priceline ad in January. So why is he back on air as the Priceline “Negotiator?”
Posted In: priceline, advertising

Shoes are the heart of department stores

Macy's has opened the biggest shoe section in the world. Like other New York department stores, Macy's sees shoes as the hook for women shoppers.
Posted In: Retail, Macy's, shoes

The Ryan effect -- on brands, even hobbies he likes

Political stars have a way of driving business. What impact will Paul Ryan’s passion for fitness and outdoor activities have in the marketplace?
Posted In: Paul Ryan

U.S.'s credit rating cut defies dire predictions

A year after Standard & Poor’s cut the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, interest rates are lower than ever. Who made the right -- and wrong -- predictions?
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, S&P, downgrade

Chick-Fil-A: When politics impact business

The Chick-fil-A president’s opposition to gay marriage raises the question: Is it good for business to be politically outspoken?
Posted In: Chick-fil-A, religion

Antsy consumers prompt weak corporate results

As companies miss their sales targets, more are citing weak consumer confidence as the reason for lower expected profits this year.
Posted In: consumer

Ford looks to lighten its pickup trucks

Ford reportedly plans to swap aluminum for much of the steel in its F-150 pickup truck. Will the gamble for fuel efficiency fly with customers?
Posted In: Ford, aluminum, steel

Vogue weighs in, literally, with September issue

Vogue's September issue has 658 pages of advertisements. What makes this fashion staple the Super Bowl of magazine editions?
Posted In: Vogue, fashion, magazine, advertising

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