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.

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Kellogg's has a cereal problem

Sales in Kellogg's cereal have dropped due to healthier eating habits.
Posted In: cereal, Kellogg's, healthy, Health

Meet the baseball player who invented the high five

Mike Jacobs on Grantland’s short documentary, "30 for 30: The High Five".
Posted In: baseball, high five, Grantland, culture, Sports

What it's like to write 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Nicole Perlman on writing superheroes, a comic-book research assistant, and explosions in space.
Posted In: Marvel comics, movies

Drones have a new celebrity spokesperson

Martha Stewart loves her little drone.
Posted In: drones, Martha Stewart

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The Atlantic's Megan Garber wants to see Meg Ryan and co. enter the 21st century.
Posted In: movies, romantic comedies, hollywood
Marketplace refrigerator

Our big fat American refrigerators

American refrigerators are bigger, cost more and they're making us fat.
Posted In: refrigerators, big, China, Europe

Gag rules: illegal, but alive and well

Nancy Koehn of Harvard Business School on the NLRA.
Posted In: NLRA, salary, gag rule, Equal Pay Act

Refrigerators are running in China

Nicola Twilley talks about China's huge refrigeration boom.
Posted In: China, refrigerators, Food

Sending 57,000 kids back to their home country costs

Esme Deprez says getting these kids home is a lot more complicated than it sounds.
Posted In: illegal immigration, children, El Salvador, Honduras, guatemala

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