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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 has focused 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 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.  David is author of the book “Squandering Aimlessly,” an exploration of how Americans apply their personal values to their money. He is married to Mary Brancaccio, 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

Why you'd pay more for a car with hand-crank windows

We put the Honda Accord through our Marketplace Inflation Calculator.

PODCAST: Strong year for corn, bad year for farmers

The Fed's most recent moves, sunscreen gets an update, and corn has a strong year.

PODCAST: Negotiating an independent Scotland

NFL policy, the Yelp law, and Scotland's economic future.

PODCAST: The falling price of gas

The economy of climate change, cheap gas, and end of life apps.

PODCAST: Tip your hotel workers

A preview to the Fed's meeting, tipping hotel workers, and the return of vinyl.

What if the Fed just gave households money to help

It's like cash from a helicopter, but some don't think it'll work.
Posted In: Fed, quantitative easing

PODCAST: Walmart's new wardrobe

FEMA asks for a refund, Walmart has a new uniform, and a primer on inflation.

The price of smoked salmon hasn't swum upstream

Not everything has gotten more expensive over time. Case in point: smoked salmon.
Posted In: food inflation, inflation

Let's inflate like it's 1989

A primer from the name on the front of your macroeconomics textbook from college.

PODCAST: Kroger is hiring

A weak job market, but Kroger is hiring, and teaching becomes more prestigious.


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