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

Songs of 2012 mirror economic struggle

Pop musicians draw on economic hardship as narrative theme.
Posted In: Music

The history of the debt ceiling

History reveals a controversial task for the debt limit that goes all the way back to World War I.
Posted In: debt ceiling, fiscal cliff, World War I

A look ahead at Washington's 2013 agenda

Fiscal cliff negotiations will likely dominate the conversation in the weeks ahead, but what economic issues will Washington be talking about the rest of 2013?
Posted In: Taxes, government spending, fiscal cliff, financial reform

NRA reacts differently to Newtown shootings

The usually stoic National Rifle Association will break their MO with a press conference in the wake of the gun deaths of 20 elementary school children.
Posted In: NRA, shooting, Newtown, guns

Gun lobby outspends gun-control advocates

The National Rifle Association spent $24 million this last election cycle
Posted In: gun control, guns, National Rifle Association, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Keeping tabs on the bailout

Sure, AIG's rescue turned a profit, but what about the rest of the bailouts?
Posted In: AIG, bailout

Fed expected to continue 'QE3'

Fed boards hopes to nurture housing recovery with purchase of mortgage-backed securities.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, QE3, quantitative easing, fiscal cliff

Company looks to return people to the moon

The Golden Spike Company sees business opportunities in going back to the moon.
Posted In: moon, Golden Spike Company, space exploration

AT&T expands 'video bill' service

Video service aims to explain to customers where their money is going.
Posted In: ATT, AT&T, bills

Bowl game exposure can come with a cost

Schools see costs of participating in a bowl game as a down payment on invaluable exposure.
Posted In: college sports, college football

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