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

What can art tell us about the economy?

The Wall Street Journal's Kelly Crow says countries who feel successful buy art
Posted In: art

PODCAST: Bitcoin for sale

A stunning GDP revision, a bitcoin auction, and strategies to address homelessness

Weekly Wrap: An almost eerie calm

Weekly Wrap for Marketplace on June 20, 2014.
Posted In: stock markets, Oil, Iraq

The first microchip goes on auction, no one buys it

The first integrated circuit was estimated to sell for $1 million.
Posted In: microchips, auctions

The 2014 primary season has been expensive

Outside groups are pouring more money into races, earlier.
Posted In: campaign finance, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, republican primaries
Energy Costs Are Up

Why the Fed sees inflation differently than you

The latest Consumer Price Index indicates inflation is up.

Will the instability in Iraq flow to the pump?

What exactly goes into the price at the pump
Posted In: gas, gas taxes, Iraqi oil

Tesla's move to open source may be good for business

In releasing patents, Tesla opens the door to a bigger market for electric cars
Posted In: tesla, Elon Musk, open source

A new landscape in the House after Cantor falls

Eric Cantor will resign as Majority Leader after a primary loss. That'll cost.

Big business may try to downplay Eric Cantor's defeat

A look at what Eric Cantor's defeat means for the business community.
Posted In: immigration reform, Congress, tea party

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