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

Planning a Kickstarter campaign? Avoid these words

A new study shows that certain words and phrases do a bad job at getting you the money you need.
Posted In: kickstarter

What do our cars know about us?

Ford's CEO got in some hot water after his comments about Ford cars collecting data on drivers worried some consumers. What are the emerging privacy issues we should be thinking about when it comes to new car technology.
Posted In: Ford, big data, cars

A 1-800 number for data plans?

AT&T is offering companies the opportunity to pay for your smartphone’s data use.
Posted In: data plans, AT&T

Why non-bankers love Wall Street bonuses

This is the time of year when Wall Street bankers get their bonuses.
Posted In: Wall Street, bonuses

Coffee beans are cheaper, so why isn't my Starbucks?

From coffee to copper to corn, the price of commodities has fallen over the past year.
Posted In: commodities, gold, copper

What Apple learned from a luxury hotel

Consulting firms bring in tens of billions of dollars a year, but it's not just other consulting firms competing for contracts. Companies you've heard of, like Disney and MTV, are in the game too.
Posted In: consulting

PODCAST: Big data meets big sickness

Companies who want to make sure their products are in the right place at the right time to capitalize off of flu season are turning to social media. And, there’s a benefit to charitable giving beyond the warm and fuzzy holiday spirit -- such donations can shave a bit off the year’s tax bill.

Post-Twitter IPO: "Suddenly everyone thinks you’re Santa Claus"

Things can get a little awkward this time of year for the newly-rich, as certain friends and family members raise their holiday gift expectations.
Posted In: IPO, Twitter

The stock market is not the economy! OK, what about GDP?

Today's revised GDP number says the country is growing. But what about the people in it?
Posted In: GDP, die hard, Unemployment

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