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

Hiring

With job vacancies up, employers take longer to hire

The Bureau says employers are advertising more jobs. But are they actually hiring?
Posted In: hiring, disappearing jobs, employment
Graduating Harvard University Law School students wave gavels in celebration of commencement ceremonies in 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Just how bad was it to graduate into the recession?

A new report says the Class of 2008 got out of school in the nick of time
Posted In: News

Teacher tenure under fire

There's a new challenge to teacher tenure laws in New York.
Posted In: teachers, tenure

Fast food just got even faster

Ordering McDonald's ahead of time? There's now an app for that, too.
Posted In: fast food, apps

China levies bribery charges against British drugmaker

The Chinese government has detained GSK's China chief over corruption charges.
Posted In: China, fraud, bribery
Robert McDonald

Why Bob McDonald is a big departure for the VA

Most Veterans Affairs' Chiefs had lots of experience in the military, government.
Posted In: veterans affairs, Procter & Gamble, Bob McDonald

Financial planning for political donors

A "donor-side consultant" helps the wealthy figure out which candidates to back.
Posted In: campaign finance, campaign contributions

Are European banks feeling more heat than U.S. ones?

Reports that BNP Paribas will pay almost $9 billion in penalties.
White House Summit on Working Families

U.S. lags behind the rest of the world in paid leave

The White House Summit will stress the U.S.'s poor record on paid family leave.
Posted In: maternity leave, News

Dan Washburn's new book on golf course ban in China

Dan Washburn talks about China's ban on golf in his book "The Forbidden Game"
Posted In: China, Golf

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