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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

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.
Federal Communications Commission Proposes New Open Internet Rules

PODCAST: The spinning wheel of death

A cautious market stance, net neutrality protests, and Minecraft's big pricetag.

What does economic security mean in 2014?

A new book looks at the different ways Americans define their economic standards.
Posted In: Economic health, family budget

PODCAST: Apple's payment plan

Frictionless payment, the JOLTS report, and measuring economic security.

PODCAST: Millennials aren't building credit

Millennials prefer debit, Congress cooperates, and salsa grows in popularity.

Marketplace’s inflation calculator: some fishy prices

Inflation through the lens of smoked salmon.


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