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.  

Features By David Gura

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Why 2014 will be the year of the small deal

Put the 'Grand Bargain' in the rear view mirror.
Posted In: budget deal, 2014
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Inside the NSA's elite hacking unit

Tailored Access Operations is the NSA's elite hacking division.
Posted In: NSA leaks
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Over a million sign up for Obamacare, mostly in December

More than a million people signed up for health insurance between October 1 and December 24
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare
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So much for express shipping

Some UPS customers are unhappy that their deliveries still haven't arrived.
Posted In: shipping, delay, UPS
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'The Prince of Risk' and financial thrillers

Marketplace host David Gura talks to author Christopher Reich about his novel Prince of Risk.
Posted In: espionage thrillers, fiction
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Could Ford's aluminum F-150 reshape truck market?

Ford will unveil an F-150 pickup truck made with military-grade aluminum.
Posted In: Ford, F150, Chevy Silverado
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What are we going to do with all these surplus cranberries?

Cranberry farmers, facing an oversupply, have a plan to create a new market.
Posted In: school lunch, Cranberries
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You're invited! It's the Fed's 100th anniversary!

Marketplace invites you to the party of the year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed
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'Breathing room' in Congress? Don't hold your breath

There are plenty of issues that still need to be dealt with before any grand bargain -- everything from the Farm Bill to unemployment insurance to the debt limit.
Posted In: farm bill, budget deal, Congress
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Beyoncé's new album: Business coup?

Beyoncé released a 14-song album last night online (with videos!). No promotion, no announcement.
Posted In: Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Drake, Frank Ocean

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