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

PODCAST: Specialty drugs

Context to the latest housing numbers, climate change as an economics problem, and more on specialty drugs

Watchmaking revived by at-risk youth

An unusual program combines students from tough backgrounds and expensive watches
Posted In: watches, job training
Dov Charney

No, companies don't usually fire their founders

American Apparel's Dov Charney ouster was a rare move.
Posted In: CEOs, founders, ouster, firing
Breaking Bad

4K TV: The shape of things to come, someday

Netflix will stream some of its shows in 4K Ultra HD, whatever that means.
Posted In: 4K, netflix, television, tv

PODCAST: Exploding student debt

Exploding student debt, movies marketed to teens, and innovation in making soccer balls

It's jobs day, so here's a picture of a career fair

With 217,000 additional jobs in May, a look at what it looks like to hunt for a job
Posted In: Jobs, jobs numbers, stock photos
Job Fair Held In Midtown Manhattan

PODCAST: 217,000 new jobs

The jobs report for May, the worth of California Chrome, and what business can learn from soccer

What the work place can learn from professional soccer

A new study shows that diversity within a team provides higher number of wins overall.
Posted In: World Cup

PODCAST: The $32 Billion Sprint/T-Mobile merger

European Central Bank makes moves to avoid deflation, the possible Sprint/T-Mobile merger, how vocal fry affects men and women
US IRS Tax forms

When does an American company stop being American?

Allan Sloan talks about companies that move their headquarters outside the U.S. to avoid taxes.
Posted In: Taxes, tax avoidance, corporate inversion

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