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

An illustration of Chinese currency issued by the People's Bank of China.

PODCAST: The devaluation heard around the world

China's devaluation, an alleged international hacking.

The story of New Orleans' recovery in one business

8 1/2 years after Katrina, Circle Food reopened. Get your green bell peppers here!
Posted In: New Orleans, Food, flood

PODCAST: Warren Buffet's big purchase

Warren Buffet's big buy, back-to-school tax breaks, and supply and demand in the housing market.

How independent businesses kept New Orleans afloat

After Katrina, small retailers shook off the devastation and got back to work.
Posted In: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, independent businesses
Gibson's iconic Les Paul guitars.

PODCAST: Tuning with the push of a button

Puerto Rico's debt, fitness IPOs, and a self-tuning guitar
A shopper pays cash for sales merchandise at the Lakeline Mall in Austin, Texas.

PODCAST: Revising economic growth

The winter wasn't as cold as we thought, and Egypt battles goods made in China.

PODCAST: An energy efficient dryer

Revisions to growth, law school liability, and energy efficient drying.
 Euro coins lay on a 1,000-Drachma note, the currency in Greece before the euro.

PODCAST: Emergency Grexit

The Greek backup plan, and the corkscrew used by the professionals.
A Chipotle restaurant.

PODCAST: Biting the hand that feeds you burritos

Fiat Chrysler's recall, raising interest rates, and Chipotle workers head to court.


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