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

Why the legend of the cupcake is mostly myth

David Sax, author of "The Tastemakers", shatters illusions about the cupcake fad
Posted In: cupcakes, Magnolia Bakery, food trends
AT&T And DirecTV Agree To $48 Billion Merger

Unpacking the AT&T-DirecTV deal

AT&T's advantage in selling regulators on the deal? Its small size.
Posted In: Comcast, AT&T, mergers, directv

Meet Thomas Piketty's translator

The translator of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" is something of a star.
Posted In: Thomas Piketty, economists, translation
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Why 'infrastructure' may be the new political buzzword

There's enough to make you wonder if it's the new "addicted to foreign oil".
Posted In: President Obama, infrastructure

Weekly Wrap: Yellen's dark notes on housing

David Gura talks to Cardiff Garcia
Posted In: Janet Yellen, apple

Want to buy a home? Better bring cash

A third of all homes sold last quarter were paid for in cash.
Posted In: home buying

What common food buzzwords actually mean

New York Times columnist Mark Bittman on what labels like "organic" really mean.
Posted In: Food, organic, GMOS

The nuances of the "1 percent"

A Marketplace report on income inequality garnered a lot of feedback.
Posted In: 1 percent, income inequality
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Go to college, wash your own clothes. Right?

Davidson College tells students to handle their own dirty laundry.
Posted In: Education, Davidson College, laundry, dorms
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Why the Beverly Hills Hotel boycott could backfire

The so-called Pink Palace could weaken more than the Sultan of Brunei's will.
Posted In: Sultan of Brunei, protests, celebrities

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