David Brancaccio

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

PODCAST: Elysian Fields

China's markets, viagra for women, and a check-in on Elysian Fields in New Orleans.
 Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy, California.

PODCAST: Amazonians

An update on the markets, skyrocketing live music revenue, and the brutal work culture accounts at Amazon.

I believe I can fly (for a very, very long time)

In honor of the world's longest nonstop flight, a quiz about travel.

PODCAST: Infrastructure in Cuba

Chinese currency, Cuban infrastructure, and gentrification.
Domonick Foy, 21, stands in front of his high school football portrait.

Katrina kid: Growing up after the flood

Domonick Foy was in seventh grade when the storm hit. Now 21, he looks back.
Posted In: charter schools, Hurricane Katrina, football

PODCAST: Fore! Look out for that drone!

China's currency, high-tech golf, and Social Security turns 80.

Charting New Orleans' charter school experiment

How have students fared in the city's new charter school system?
Posted In: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans La
Doctors are using the Figure 1 app to share and view medical images, many with the aim of learning about medical conditions.

PODCAST: Molecular wellness

China's devaluation of its currency, and advocating for wellness that starts at the molecular level.

Promoting health at the molecular level

When wellness starts with a genome sequence.
Posted In: genetics, health care, disease prevention

Charters transform New Orleans schools, and teachers

Why the city's instructors are younger, whiter and less traditionally trained.
Posted In: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, schools


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