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.


Features by David Gura

Israeli Prime Minister and Likud party's candidate running for general elections, Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement to the press during his visit in Har Homa, an Israeli settlement neighborhood of annexed east Jerusalem, on March 16, 2015 on the eve of

Ahead of a close election, Israel's Netanyahu buys bread

Israel's incumbent prime minister is changing tactics a bit late in the game.
Posted In: Israel, netanyahu, Palestinian state, bbc world service

SXSW Interactive: Robot petting zoos and a bionic man

Checking in Ben Johnson on the latest on this year’s SXSW Interactive conference.
Posted In: sxsw

PODCAST: The jobs report for February

A strong jobs report for February, and the combining of personal values with investment portfolios.
A statue-like euro logo stands in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

PODCAST: ECB bond buying

The ECB begins more bond buying, the DOJ reports on the Ferguson Police Department, and how the labor market and productivity relate.

PODCAST: A forecast to Friday's Jobs Report

Looking ahead to the jobs report, Ukraine's interest rates, and the rise of gas prices.
Pedestrians walk past the skyline of the city's financial district in Shanghai.

The buying power of the Chinese middle class

“Aspirational luxury” is the sweet spot Chinese investors are trying to target.
Posted In: China, middle class, private equity

PODCAST: The placebo (and price) effect

Who cares about the NASDAQ composite, Samsung Pay debuts, and how price affects effectiveness.

PODCAST: What's in a tech name?

Americans continue to spend less, MOOCs go corporate, and attracting startups with a new name.

American architects find creative freedom in Shanghai

Some view China as an opportunity to be bold.
Posted In: Shanghai, architecture, China


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