Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace. He is currently on leave, studying at Columbia Business School on a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. 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. 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° and part of the team that won Peabody and duPont Awards for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Asian tsunami, respectively.

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 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

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The market's great expectations

Fine tuning market expectations is important for public companies.
Posted In: Wall Street, guidance, analysts

Blind spot: VC and minority business

VCs are more likely to invest if executives are the ethnicity of investors.
Posted In: venture, VC

Never mind Letterman. What about his band?

How late night bands are chosen, and what elevation to that esteemed slot can mean.

Supreme Court opens gates for political money

Many expect Wednesday's ruling to mean an overall increase in how much money goes into politics.
Posted In: Supreme Court, campaign finance

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

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