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.  


Features by David Gura

Eric Shinseki

The still looming problems at the VA

Limited resources, political pressure, and the future of the VA.
Posted In: veterans, veterans affairs, Shinseki

High-end designers turn to 'alpha-sizing'

Why numeric sizes are giving way to "small," "medium" and "large"
Posted In: vanity sizing, clothing
Transformer 4

Those big summer sequels may stop, one day

Film critic Wesley Morris says the superheroes are tired.
Posted In: film industry, movies, transformers
Juicy Couture's founders in the Marketplace studios.

How maternity jeans and T-shirts led to Juicy Couture

An interview with the people behind that velour tracksuit.
Posted In: Juicy Couture, fashion

Starting the craft beer revolution

Author and co-founder of the Brooklyn Brewery talks the start of the craft beer trend.

Doctors to test suspended animation

"We don't like to call it suspended animation because it sounds like science fiction."

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

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


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