Based in Washington, David Gura is a senior reporter for Marketplace, the public radio business and economics program, and since 2013, he also has been the show’s primary substitute host.

During his tenure at Marketplace, Gura has filed dispatches from the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. He has covered the implementation of healthcare and financial reform, and he has been a trusted guide to listeners through countless political crises, including budget battles, showdowns and shutdowns.

Gura has also traveled widely. After the financial crisis, he reported on the economic recovery, and ahead of the 2012 and 2014 elections, he spent a lot of time talking to Americans in places that were both electorally and economically unique. In 2013, after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., he spent several months as the lead reporter on a series called “Guns and Dollars,” about the U.S. firearms industry.

Previously, Gura worked at NPR, first as an editor and a producer, then as a reporter for The Two-Way, its breaking news blog. In addition, he regularly contributed to NPR’s flagship news magazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. His writing  reviews and reportage  has been published by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Gura’s work has been recognized by the National Press Foundation, the National Constitution Center, and the French-American Foundation. In 2012, he was awarded a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship, and he has been invited to participate in seminars at Stanford University and Dartmouth College, among other universities.

An alumnus of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Gura received his bachelor’s degree in history and American studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he also played the fiddle in an old-time string band called The Dead Sea Squirrels. He spent a semester in La Paz, Bolivia, at 12,000 feet above sea level, studying political science at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Universidad Católica Boliviana.

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Features by David Gura

An 737 Boeing plane of the Ryanair company takes off at the Lille-Lesquin airport in northern France.

Ryanair: 'We screwed up.'

Don't try to book a transatlantic flight on this budget airline.
Posted In: budget airlines, Ryanair, cheap tickets, transatlantic flight

'Match Day' is a rite of passage for young doctors

Medical students found out Friday where they'll spend their residencies.
Posted In: medical school, Match Day, physicians, hospitals

The rich history of money and why we can't master it

Author Kabir Sehgal explores the history and psychology of money in his new book
Posted In: Money, history, currency
World leaders gathered at the G20 Summit late last year to discuss economic growth, which undoubtedly excluded their own economic fortunes.

India's prime minister needs a raise

Comparing the salaries of world leaders
Posted In: President Obama, Vladimir Putin, wages
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a press conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, March 18, 2015, following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

Janet Yellen isn't ready to raise interest rates

In which we deliver the latest on the Fed's movement regarding interest rates.
Posted In: Yellen, interest rates, Federal Reserve
The Department of State needs more copy machines to respond to the backlog of requests from reporters.

Oh, for the want of a decent copier

The State Department needs more copy machines to clear up this backlog.
Posted In: FOIA, journalism, state department
The only object stolen from the first floor was this painting entitled Chez Tortoni by Edouard Manet.

World's biggest art heist, 25 years later

Few clues and nothing recovered. The art world will never be the same
Posted In: art, boston, museum, theft
Cans of Campbell's Chunky soup are displayed on a shelf at the Santa Venetia Market in San Rafael, California

Snapchat worth as much as Campbell's Soup?

“It’s easy to go to investors who have fear of missing out on the next Google or Facebook."
Posted In: Pinterest, Snapchat, stock valuations

Much ado about rusting

Corrosion can be costly, even calamitous.
Posted In: Rust, infrastructure, State of the Union
Republican congressman Aaron Schock resigned today amidst Downton Abbey scandal.

Congressman resigns over Downton Abbey faux pas

Aaron Schock outfitted his office with "a gold-colored wall sconce," a "crystal chandelier," and "massive arrangements of pheasant feathers."
Posted In: Congress, Republicans, TV shows

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