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

For Amazon, e-retail is just the tip of the iceberg

The online store celebrated 'Prime Day,' but in 20 years, it's become much more.
Posted In: Amazon

Men's Fashion Week debuts in New York

The first event devoted solely to dudes hits the runway next week.
Posted In: Fashion Week, men's fashion, men's fashion week
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Why not to freak out about the NYSE trading halt

Stocks were still bought and sold. And we'll still do the numbers.
Posted In: NYSE, stocks, glitch

Unlimited vacation anyone?

What happens when a company offers its employees unlimited time off.
Posted In: vacation, Jobs, managers
The currency Greece will use from here on out is uncertain.

Greece: currency in unchartered waters

What steps would be needed to bring back the drachma or use a new legal tender?
Posted In: Greece, greekcrisis, Greek

Major airlines under investigation for collusion

The DOJ is looking into whether airlines have worked together to keep prices high.
Posted In: Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, southwest, United Airlines

President Obama extends overtime pay to more workers

The proposal could mean bigger paychecks for up to five million workers.
Posted In: overtime, Barack Obama, management

Why the class of 2015 has a big advantage

The jobless rate at graduation makes a difference for years to come.
Posted In: graduates, college, recession
A worker fixes the logo of German car maker BMW on a car at the company's plant in Regensburg, southern Germany.

PODCAST: Putting money in the luxury car

The U.S. economy, the Greek economy, and the Highway Trust Fund.


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