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

PODCAST: Economic effects of protests in Hong Kong

Plus: bad luck for Atlantic City casinos and reporting food poisoning on Twitter

Anti-Bloomberg ad signals new political trend

You don't have to be a candidate to be the target of an attack ad.
Posted In: elections, campaign finance, Citizens United, NRA, Michael Bloomberg

A 'knee defender' diverted a United Airlines flight

A battle in the war for legroom on a plane.
Posted In: Airlines, planes, legroom

Weathering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia

It's not just Ebola that's hurting people in West Point, Monrovia.
Posted In: Ebola, Africa

Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

The hot start-up boasts huge viewership and Amazon is paying big bucks for it.
Posted In: twitch.tv, Amazon, video games

What it's like to Doodle for Google

Google Doodles have been around since 1998, and the operation has grown.
Posted In: google doodle, Google, art, black history

The story of John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder

Sperling was an intellectual, a socialist, and eventually a billionaire.
Posted In: for-profit colleges, higher education

What will Windows 9 say about Microsoft's new CEO?

The next version of Windows could reveal a lot about Satya Nadella's vision.
Posted In: Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, windows

Beyond ad clicks: using 'Big Data' for social good

One professor is trying to get the best data scientists to tackle social problems.
Posted In: big data

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