David Brancaccio is the host of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report. Marketplace is the most popular business program in the United States.  His reporting focuses on the future of the economy,  financial and labor markets, technology, the environment and social enterprises. 

In the early 1990s, Brancaccio was Marketplace's European correspondent based in London, and he hosted Marketplace’s evening program from 1993 to 2003.  He co-anchored the PBS television news magazine program NOW with journalist Bill Moyers from 2003 to 2005, before taking over as the program's solo anchor in 2005. His feature-length documentary film, Fixing the Future, appeared in theaters nationwide in 2012.  Among his awards for broadcast journalism are the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, the Cronkite, and the Emmy.

Brancaccio has a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University.  He has appeared on CBS, CNBC, MSNBC, and BBC World Service Television; his newspaper work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun, and Britain's The Guardian.  Brancaccio is author of the book Squandering Aimlessly, an exploration of how Americans apply their personal values to their money. His wife, Mary Brancaccio, is a poet and educator.  He grew up in Waterville, Maine, and also attended schools in Madagascar, Ghana, and Italy. His enjoys public speaking, bicycling and photography.


Features by David Brancaccio

The global cost of terrorism

Funding for terrorism, and Russians headed to China for healthcare.
A report from Coke shows earnings growth.

The classic look of Coke

Disrupting funding to ISIS, and the signature look of a Coke bottle.

Interrupting funding to terrorist groups

French jets are attacking ISIS targets in an attempt to disrupt supply lines.
Posted In: terror attacks, France, terrorism

Saving for retirement

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on saving for retirement, and a check-in on Chinese stocks

Treasury Sec. Lew talks savings and currency abuse

Lew argues for transparency, not controls, when it comes to currency manipulation.
Posted In: jack lew, retirement savings, currency controls
The usual morning traffic fills a freeway in Los Angeles.

The socioeconomic breakdown of traffic fatalities

Crude oil, traffic fatalities, and minimum wage.

The art of pricing art

It's the Fall fine art auction season. And that means big price tags for priceless art.
Posted In: art, Arts, Christie's

New content for Playstation

Jobs numbers, low-income rent, and streaming on Playstation.
Nike is doing pretty well for itself.

Nike's non-profit work

Insuring the world's banks, the Labor Market Condition Index, and Nike's non-profits

The Pfizer-Allergan strategy

The jobs market, the year's biggest IPO, and the strategy behind the Pfizer-Allergan deal.


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