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

A conversation with Jean Tirole, Nobel Prize winner

The story of the missed call that ended with a Nobel Prize for Jean Tirole.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, France

PODCAST: Controlling the panic over Ebola

Controlling the panic over Ebola, a railway merger, and mining asteroids.

PODCAST: Like cars? Head to Paris

The Gap falls into the gap, President Obama as fundraiser, and the Paris Motor Show.

The heavy burden of student loans

A new report shows 20-somethings' average student loan debt is up $10,000 from 2005.
Posted In: student loan debt, millennial, consumer loans

Why you may not know if your data has been hacked

There's no federal law requiring companies to say if your data has gone astray.
Posted In: data breach, JP Morgan Chase

How a bank knows it has been hacked

JP Morgan Chase says 76 million households' accounts were compromised this summer.
Posted In: data breach, cybersecurity, banking, JPMorgan Chase

The case for buying up car dealerships

Berkshire Hathaway is buying the country’s fifth-largest group of auto dealers.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, auto sales, Mergers and Acquisitions

Excerpt: 'Law of the Jungle'

Read a passage from Paul Barrett's book about one lawyer's face-off with oil executives.
Posted In: big oil, rainforest

The 'blackout rule' is out because football is more popular than it used to be

David Gura talks to Kenneth Shropshire of Wharton Sports Business Initiative.
Posted In: business of sports, NFL, blackout rule

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