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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Features by David Gura

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion to oil shareholders

Russia seized the assets of oil giant Yukos in 2003.
Posted In: Russia, big oil

Uber ranks drivers... and passengers

For a second there, passengers could find out how they rated.
Posted In: Uber, ride sharing, app

Want to shop like a pro? Buy generic

A new study says chefs, pharmacists and other professionals prefer generic goods.
Posted In: generic drugs, cooking, generics

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on rural America

On the Farm Bill, infrastructure and chemicals.
Posted In: Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, rural America

Weekly Wrap: The week that was

Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post and Linette Lopez from Business Insider

No deluge of campaign cash after limits end

Lobbyists are among the small number of donors affected by the decision.
Posted In: campaign finance, Supreme Court, lobbying

‘Economic patriotism’: Rhetorical, not economic, policy

Politicians love to say it, but what does it actually mean?
Posted In: Barack Obama, politics, economic policy, Obama speech
Apple and IBM

Apple-IBM deal shakes up workplace tech

The former rivals' alliance could undermine competitors like Google and Blackberry.
Posted In: apple, IBM, smartphones

11 email tips from campaign strategists

Or, how "Meet me for dinner?" translates into millions of dollars.
Posted In: email, campaign
Infrastructure

'Stopgap' government frustrates feds and businesses

Governing by crisis makes the federal government wasteful and inefficient.
Posted In: Economy, government spending, funding

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