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 corporate health, check sales -- not profit

Nearly halfway through earnings season, companies are making profits but falling short on sales. The sluggish economy is taking a toll.
Posted In: corporate profits, Earnings

Sesame Street steps into Indian education business

Sesame Street has long licensed toys. Now it has entered the for-profit preschool market in India by franchising its curriculum.
Posted In: Sesame Street, preschool

Oil services firms get squeezed by slowdown

Schlumberger and Baker Hughes help big oil drill. But their business is softening as some drillers pull back due to the economic slowdown.
Posted In: Oil

'Dark Knight Rises' hits economic inequality theme

The new Batman film is an action flick spiced with an undercurrent of economic inequality. Bruce Wayne, after all, is a one-percenter.
Posted In: The Dark Knight Rises, Batman, film, Entertainment, Occupy Wall Street

Housing market shows signs of revival

New home construction figures could provide momentum to the sense that the housing market is finally turning the corner.
Posted In: Housing

NBA seeks to protect players' nest eggs

Many pro athletes squander their fortunes. To prevent financial flame-outs, the NBA will enroll players in a retirement plan.
Posted In: Retirement, NBA

Drinking and divorce among the baby boomers

More long-term marriages are breaking up and a wine habit may benefit older women's bones.
Posted In: senior citizen, drinking, osteoporosis, Health, aging, divorce

A Soros PAC to end all super PACs

Financier George Soros’s son starts a super PAC to support candidates who want tougher campaign finance rules. How ironic.
Posted In: super PAC

Weak euro lures American travelers

The euro crisis has weakened the currency -- and strengthened Europe's appeal to American tourists.
Posted In: Travel, Europe, euro

A roundup of the 'micro' news

Small apartments and even smaller CEO tenures make for a "micro" news day.
Posted In: chevrolet, Duke Energy, New York City, Google, Progress Energy

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