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: 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

Is vocal fry hurting women's job prospects?

Why creakiness in your voice could cost you.
Posted In: job interview

PODCAST: Implementing Chip and PIN; 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

The man behind Fannie and Freddie, Chip and PIN credit cards from Sam's Club, and the blue collar protesters at Tiananmen Square
Mexican Sausage Crostini

PODCAST: Chicken wars over sausage; EPA creating green-jobs

The war for Jimmy Dean's, the creation of green-jobs, and the effort to make more home-grown products in the UK

PODCAST: The EPA cuts emmissions; Seattle raising minimum wage

More on the EPA's new rule, Seattle's $15 minimum wage, and why HELOCs (a form of second mortage) are on the rise
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Opens 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

What’s Ballmer buying? An 'expensive plaything'

Tech titan Steve Ballmer has won the bidding process to buy the LA Clippers.
Posted In: Clippers, Donald Sterling, NBA, Steve Ballmer
Zappos

The end of the job listing?

Zappos dropped traditional job postings for a social networking hiring system.
Posted In: zappos, hiring, job interviews
Fair Trade

Study: Fairtrade doesn't always yield highest wages

A UK report says coffee grown under Fairtrade conventions doesn't always yield the highest wages for farmers.
Posted In: Fair trade, farming

HP to layoff 16,000

That’s on top of tens of thousands of layoffs already announced.
Posted In: Hewlett-Packard

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