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

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

This magic moment: This week's Silicon Tally

Play Silicon Tally to find out how well you've kept up on this week's tech news.
Posted In: Mt. Gox, bitcoin

Young Wall Street bankers turn to custom suits

And yes, some have 'Wolf of Wall Street' quotes sewn into the lining.
Posted In: Wall Street, custom suits, menswear

PODCAST: A higher minimum wage

Will raising the minimum wage hurt jobs or reduce poverty? A new report says: both.
Posted In: minimum wage

Pitch mistakes Harvard MBAs make

Jules Pieri, Founder and CEO of the Product Launch Platform "The Grommet" details a good pitch.
Posted In: shark tank, elevator pitch

PODCAST: College debit cards and Chinese taxi cabs

The government looks at the student debit card market.

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