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

Greek prime minister strikes a foreboding tone

In a speech before the European Parliament, Alexis Tsipras spoke of previous failures.
Posted In: Greece, Greek crisis, greek bailout, greekcrisis

PODCAST: Unlimited vacation

Oil prices are down, Greeks can't use Paypal, and companies test unlimited vacation.

The shoes that make the dancer

A ballet dancer talks about her pointe shoes.
Posted In: Pro Tool, dance, ballet

Greek Finance Minister resigns amid fallout from vote

Yanis Varoufakis, known for a combative negotiation style, leaves his position.
Posted In: Greece, greek bailout, greekcrisis
Plastic bottles and cans took over glass bottles as the drink holder of choice for beverage distributors in the late '50s.

PODCAST: The recycling economy

Updates on Greece, and the economics of recycling.

PODCAST: Theme park traffic

Shanghai's shrinking stock market, and theme parks' new attractions.

PODCAST: Rice in Cuba

Jobs report for June, American rice in Cuba, and lessons to learn for the U.S.

Elizabeth Holmes on democratizing medical testing

The multibillionaire wants to challenge the business model of medical labs.
Posted In: medical tests, medical care, medical costs

2015, the year of the high U.S. dollar

What does that mean for companies doing business overseas?
Posted In: dollars, dollar, euro

PODCAST: The strong dollar

A possible deal in Greece, and the strong U.S. dollar.


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