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.  

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Features by David Gura

The 'blackout rule' is out because football is more popular than it used to be

David Gura talks to Kenneth Shropshire of Wharton Sports Business Initiative.
Posted In: business of sports, NFL, blackout rule

Happy 100th, FTC

The Federal Trade Commission was created 100 years ago today.
Posted In: FTC, Federal Trade Commission
David Brat

Grading the political campaign manager

The difficulty politicians have evaluating managers and consultants.
Posted In: campaign, football, consulting
College

Student loan default rates don't tell the whole story

Colleges can game the system to hide their students’ problems with debt.
Posted In: student debt, student loans, default
Bill Gates

Microsoft founders commit $59 million to fight Ebola

Philanthropists are taking the lead in the fight against the outbreak.
Posted In: Ebola, Microsoft, bill gates

The sweet story behind the U.S. Senate 'candy desk'

A legacy of Sen. George Murphy, "an old song-and-dance man" with a sweet tooth.
Posted In: candy, Senate
Reddit

Leaked photos = a quarter-billion page views for Reddit

Last week's leak led to enough page views to power Reddit for almost a month.
Posted In: reddit, photos, celebrities, hackers

Why Microsoft wants 'Minecraft'

The price tag for Mojang sits at $2 billion.
Posted In: Microsoft, video games, Mergers and Acquisitions, News

As fast-food workers strike, unions get redefined

The Service Employees International Union looks to change how unions operate.
Posted In: labor union, strike, fast food

Preventing the next financial crisis

The FDIC will vote on a rule that's designed to improve the way banks manage risk.

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