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

Amazon.com packages await shipment at a mail processing annex in Indianapolis.

PODCAST: How do you solve a problem like Amazon?

Unemployment benefits, Shell earnings, and Amazon profits.

PODCAST: Resources are few for homeless youth

Harvard's big pay day, sponsored content in magazines, and resources for homeless students.

PODCAST: Preparing for a power outage

Microsoft stock tumbles, an update on the steel industry, and backup generators in the U.S.

PODCAST: The 1 percent is uneven

First time homebuyers get a break, unequal 1-percenters, and the difficulty of sending money to Cuba

PODCAST: Retirement lost in the shuffle

A look at the U.S. dollar, more on the death of Saudi King Abdullah, and a retirement system that got lost in the shuffle.
A report says that extra money from Medicaid made it easier for patients to get an appointment.

PODCAST: The economics of patients on Medicaid

A stimulus plan for Europe, Medicaid economics, diversifying executive ranks.
An income tax form.

A closer look at inheritance taxes

How would president's trust fund plans affect controversial inheritance taxes?
Posted In: Inheritance, trust fund, Taxes
Federal Communications Commission Proposes New Open Internet Rules

PODCAST: VIP internet

Middle-class economics, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the latest in net neutrality debates.

PODCAST: Faster, supercomputer! Faster!

College tuition, a new dark pool, and making the fastest supercomputer.
State of the Union

Closing the loophole on a tax advantage

More on President Barack Obama's proposal.
Posted In: State of the Union, tax cuts, trust fund


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