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

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

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

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