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

Should we give money to drivers who reduce traffic?

How would you like to skip traffic on your way to work, and also be paid for it? A new project out of Stanford and backed by the U.S. Department of Transportation is experimenting with just that in an effort to reduce city congestion.
Posted In: Traffic, cars, urban planning

UnitedHealth to adopt reform provisions, set insurance standard

UnitedHealth will adopt some parts of the Affordable Care Act regardless of what happens in the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks. The insurer will continue to cover children up to age 26 and offer free preventive health care services.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court, health insurance

Obama calls on Congress to act on jobs bill

Today at a White house press conference, President Obama warned the American public of the banking crisis in Europe and the stalled congressional action on jobs legislation.
Posted In: Jobs bill, Europe debt crisis, Barack Obama

Twitter solves mobile ad riddle

This week, in a nudge at Facebook's mobile ad struggles, Twitter said its mobile ads are booming, already outpacing web ads and on track to keep growing.
Posted In: Facebook, Twitter, mobile

China's interest rate cut shows concern about slowdown

China today dropped its key interest rate by a quarter percent -- the first cut since 2008. The move shows the Chinese government is becoming concerned about the new evidence of a slowdown in the global economy.
Posted In: China

Foreclosures are latest TV fodder

Spike TV is introducing a new show this summer, "World's Worst Tenants," which will act out crazy-but-true stories of foreclosures and evictions.
Posted In: foreclosure, reality tv, recession art

Mayor of Stockton tries to avoid city bankruptcy

The city of Stockton, California, population 291,000 is trying to avoid becoming the biggest U.S. city to go bankrupt during this economic downturn.
Posted In: california, bankruptcy, Housing, recession

China orders foreign embassies not to monitor pollution

Today top Chinese officials ordered foreign embassies to stop reporting air pollution levels in China, saying the monitoring by foreigners is illegal.
Posted In: China, pollution, Twitter

Cars in Singapore match cost of average U.S. home

Due to rising demand and strict government controls, the price for a permit to buy a car in Singapore has risen to almost $67,000 dollars.
Posted In: singapore, cars

The role of unions in building a strong middle class

Many Americans agree that the country's economy needs a stronger middle-class. But American voters seem divided on the role that unions play in providing that.
Posted In: unions, middle class, Wisconsin, recall


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