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Episode 139: When student athletes play hard, who gets paid?

Nov 12, 2019

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Mark Garrison

Reporter/Substitute Host

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Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace.

Based in New York, Mark joined Marketplace in 2012. He covers a variety of topics, including economics, marketing, employment, banking, the military, media and culture. In 2014 – 2015, Mark 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 WNYC. He also reported from Germany for international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Mark’s career spans TV, 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, the History Channel, the Cooking Channel, Slate, CBC, WNYC and KPCC. He has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.

Mark 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, Mark now resides in Brooklyn with his wife. They enjoy culture, food and travel throughout America and abroad.

 

Latest Stories from Mark (612)

Startups fight for geographic diversity

by Mark Garrison Apr 6, 2017
It's not just about investors thinking broadly, it's also about starting businesses away from the herd.
Startup investors tend to back ventures similar to those that worked in the past, which often means pouring more money into the same old places.
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In volatile times, keep investments diverse and chill

by Mark Garrison Mar 29, 2017
Experts say it’s best to keep emotions in check when investing for the long term. Staying the course for retirement amidst wild political developments

Senate votes to end Obama-era privacy rules

by Mark Garrison Mar 24, 2017
Most congressional headlines are focused on health care this week, but another bill is on the move that could kill off internet privacy protections. The Senate voted Thursday to put a stop to Obama administration privacy rules that would prevent…

Study: Less-educated white people face alarming mortality increases

by Mark Garrison Mar 23, 2017
There's an alarming increase in suicides among less-educated Americans, the Brookings Institution reports.
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Goldman Sachs offers new online lending platform

by Mark Garrison Mar 20, 2017
The bank is making a risky bet on something far from its comfort zone.
Goldman Sachs' new lending platform, Marcus, makes small loans to regular people, not elite corporations and investors.
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Mid-day Update

03/17/17: What federal budget cuts could mean for America's school system

by Mark Garrison Mar 17, 2017
Trump's new budget blueprint for the upcoming year includes a $9 billion reduction in the federal education budget. We'll look at how the cuts will affect after-school programming and teacher training. Afterwards, we'll look at what's on the agenda at…

How will Merkel approach her meeting with Trump?

by Mark Garrison Mar 17, 2017
The German chancellor will likely have a lot weighing on her mind as she meets POTUS for the first time.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a joint press conference in the White House.
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Mid-day Update

03/16/17: How will Trump's budget blueprint affect city funding?

by Mark Garrison Mar 16, 2017
Janet Yellen and co. raised interest rates by a quarter percent — but there's much more to the story than that. DS Economics' Diane Swonk joined us to discuss what this says about the Fed's views toward inflation. Afterwards, we'll…
Mid-day Update

03/15/17: How the Fed's big move today could smack your wallet

by Mark Garrison Mar 15, 2017
With the Fed expected to hike interest rates today, will take a look at what the move could mean for your loans. Afterwards, we'll discuss how layoffs at the Alcoa aluminum plant in Wenatchee, Washington have led former employees to…
Brexit

What's next for Brexit?

by Mark Garrison Mar 15, 2017
The optimistic view: Britain and the European Union realize they need each other.
When the United Kingdom exits the European Union, large companies will first need to work out their relationships with the single market, says Kamal Ahmed of the BBC.
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