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: Wake me up when September jobs end

The September jobs report, and employment in prison.

PODCAST: Herding for minimum wage

Jobs reports, oil drilling, and sheepherders.

Why women are behind men on the U.S. corporate ladder

A new study looks at the disparities between genders in the workplace.
Posted In: men v. women, women in management, women in tech

PODCAST: What makes seafood organic?

Pension advances, credit card technology, and organic seafood
 An exterior view of an Anthem Health Insurance facility on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

PODCAST: Healthcare on Capitol Hill

Aetna and Anthem in Congress, Cargill's hedge fund, and VW customers react.

Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. Dropping the mic is harder.

A comedian explains why some mics are better than others.
Posted In: comedy, comedian, Pro Tool

PODCAST: A big split for Alcoa

Alcoa's split, copyright laws, tech in India, and financial assistance in Georgia.

PODCAST: The Costs of welcoming the Pope to town

More on the VW cheating scandal, poor data from China, and Pope Francis in America.

PODCAST: The scope of the VW crisis

VW's noncompliant software, crude oil prices, and space junk.
People walk past restaurants illuminated at dusk as the Tsutenkaku tower, center, stands in the Shinsekai shopping district of Osaka, Japan. The country is trying to find ways to stimulate its economy.

PODCAST: Japan's aversion to startups

VW's apology, housing sales for August, and startups in Japan.


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