David Gura is a reporter for Marketplace, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. He regularly reports on Congress and the White House, economic and fiscal policy and the implementation of financial reform. Gura joined Marketplace in 2010, and enjoys helping listeners make sense of some of the biggest economic stories today. He likes the process of diving headfirst into a story and putting it together under a tight deadline, and tries to heed a piece of advice from George Packer, staff writer for The New Yorker: “Cover Washington as if it’s a foreign capital.” Prior to joining Marketplace, Gura worked at NPR as an editor and a producer, and as a reporter for “The Two-Way,” NPR’s news blog. Gura got his start in public radio in his hometown of Chapel Hill, N.C., as an intern for “The State of Things” at North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC.   Gura has received fellowships from Stanford University and the National Constitution Center. He has also participated in conferences organized by the French-American Foundation and Washington University in St. Louis.   Gura attended Cornell University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in history and American studies, with a concentration in Latin-American studies. He attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, from which he received a master’s degree.  

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Features by David Gura

Everything in this store is made out of felt

Because who doesn't need a dose of felt Prozac every now and again?

Photographing the wage gap over time

Jim Goldberg compares two economic classes through his collection of photographs.
Kelloggs

Kellogg's has a cereal problem

Sales in Kellogg's cereal have dropped due to healthier eating habits.
Posted In: cereal, Kellogg's, healthy, Health

Meet the baseball player who invented the high five

Mike Jacobs on Grantland’s short documentary, "30 for 30: The High Five".
Posted In: baseball, high five, Grantland, culture, Sports

What it's like to write 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Nicole Perlman on writing superheroes, a comic-book research assistant, and explosions in space.
Posted In: Marvel comics, movies

Drones have a new celebrity spokesperson

Martha Stewart loves her little drone.
Posted In: drones, Martha Stewart

Time for 'You've got mail' to get on OKCupid?

The Atlantic's Megan Garber wants to see Meg Ryan and co. enter the 21st century.
Posted In: movies, romantic comedies, hollywood
Marketplace refrigerator

Our big fat American refrigerators

American refrigerators are bigger, cost more and they're making us fat.
Posted In: refrigerators, big, China, Europe

Refrigerators are running in China

Nicola Twilley talks about China's huge refrigeration boom.
Posted In: China, refrigerators, Food

Sending 57,000 kids back to their home country costs

Esme Deprez says getting these kids home is a lot more complicated than it sounds.
Posted In: illegal immigration, children, El Salvador, Honduras, guatemala

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