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

PODCAST: Bridging the movie language barrier

Obamacare reaches another milestone with 6 million enrollees. And you're not crazy, your office really is giving you headaches.
Posted In: movies, spanish, offices, ACA, Obamacare

Analyzing the health of the office

By 2000, about two-thirds of U.S. workers spent their days in open-plan offices
Posted In: standing desks, office, working

Disney taps news exec to run TV biz

Disney's ABC has a new head. And he's got a hard row to hoe.
Posted In: abc, television

The impact of sanctions against Russia

President Obama said Russia will have to "pay" more if things don’t change. Pay what?
Posted In: Russia, sanctions

Caterpillar and crazy tax avoidance contortions

Caterpillar is the latest company to come under the scrutiny of the Levin committee looking at tax avoidance by multinationals.
Posted In: Caterpillar, corporate tax

Top students turning down Wall Street life

Princeton University used to be a breeding ground for Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street, recruiting, banking, higher education

After combat, a battle for job-hunting veterans

Partly it's the challenge of translating their skills to a civilian workplace.
Posted In: veterans, Unemployment

Why Wal-Mart will buy your used video game

Customers will be able to trade in old games for store credit, and Wal-Mart will sell the used games.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, video games

Jeffrey Zients is not an economist

And the new National Economic Council boss is not a longtime political insider, either
Posted In: Jeffrey Zients, National Economic Council

High frequency trading: More relaxed than you think

The technology and tactics of high frequency trading are impressive to some.
Posted In: high frequency trading, Wall Street, stock market

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