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

As publishing declines, bookshelves evolve

The long decline of the physical book is affecting how bookcases are marketed and used in homes.
Posted In: publishing, ebooks, Books

Secret campaign donations -- so what?

Nonprofit social welfare organizations may become more potent political donors than super PACs. And they don't have to disclose who gave money.
Posted In: 2012 election, super PAC, super PACs, campaign contributions

Nissan to try unconventional steering

Within a year, Nissan hopes to replace the mechanical method of controlling steering with one that uses electronics.
Posted In: automobile, technology, Nissan

Bank profits could hinge on bad-loan reserves

Hit by new regulations and low interest rates, banks are likely to dip into reserves for bad loans again to boost third-quarter profits.
Posted In: Banks

Another faulty part prompts Toyota recall

Toyota recalls 7.4 million vehicles after a sticky power window switch caused fires. Two years ago, Toyota suffered from sticky accelerators.
Posted In: Toyota, Auto, car recalls

Risks remain for American despite CEO apology

American Airlines could face continued business fallout even as CEO apologizes to passengers for delays and talks resume with pilots.
Posted In: American Airlines, labor, unions

Businesses adjust to Columbus Day fade-out

Columbus Day used to be a day off, but with fewer workers and students getting a three-day weekend, businesses have to adjust.
Posted In: Columbus Day

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

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