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

Tom, your former first friend on MySpace, still has a Myspace profile. This is what it looks like now.

Fun fact Friday: Millions #TBT to their MySpace days

A weekly roundup of what we learned at Marketplace.
Posted In: fun fact friday, fun fact, MySpace, shazam
The scene at the opening of the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Economic schmooze-fest in the Alps just got pricier

Swiss franc's good fortune makes World Economic Forum a lot more expensive for Americans.
Posted In: Swiss franc, Davos, currency exchange
Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, exits the company's F015 autonomous electric concept car during its media reveal Monday at the Detroit auto show.

The race to build the car of the future

Seems like everyone's trying to make the first great electric, self-driving car.
Posted In: electric car, global economy, auto show
The Senate has approved legislation renewing a federal program credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after the Sept. 11. Pictured: the World Trade Center complex in November 2001.

2015 Congress passes first bill: Terrorism insurance

Federal government to continue as a backstop for insurers who cover terrorist attacks.
A woman uses the iPhone application Spotify to stream music.

PODCAST: Cellphones in schools

The December jobs report, cell phones in NYC schools, and a wrap up of CES for 2015.
Healthcare

PODCAST: Opening borders to doctors

The winners and losers of oil prices, health insurance premiums, and opening borders to foreign doctors.

PODCAST: Expensive scallops

Community bankers in the fed, payday loan regulations, and expensive Maine scallops.

PODCAST: A more secure smartphone

The effects of cheap oil, the Keystone pipeline, and building a secure smartphone.

PODCAST: Popular polar bears

Euros, interest rates, and polar bears.
Gov. Mario Cuomo, 2009

Mario Cuomo: He was a powerful, poetic speaker

Cuomo's 1984 "Two Cities" speech has influenced politicians of all stripes.
Posted In: Andrew Cuomo, politicians, speech

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