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

Campaigns reboot after Sandy

Election officials in storm-stricken counties scramble ahead of voting day.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Election Day, Election 2012

Chrysler ramps up SUV production

Despite higher gas prices, demand remains strong for SUV's.
Posted In: SUV, carmakers, Chrysler

Checking up on Medicare

Just in time for the second presidential debate, Medicare, the patient, goes to see "Dr. Obama" and "Dr. Romney."
Posted In: Medicare, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Ohio governor considers privatizing state turnpike

An expensive turnpike study by KPMG was expected to be presented at a regular Ohio Turnpike Commission meeting today. But it didn't happen. So, speculation continues about Gov. John Kasich's proposal to sell or lease the Ohio Turnpike to investors.
Posted In: Ohio, Ohio Turnpike, privatization

S.C. governor pushes college funding reforms

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says state college funding should be tied to graduation rates and whether grads get jobs.
Posted In: college, South Carolina

How spending may define a campaign

How a candidate staffs his campaign says a lot about the candidate. How the campaign spends money can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Posted In: campaign finance, 2012 election

Meningitis outbreak shines light on 'compounding pharmacies'

Pharmacies linked to meningitis outbreak not regulated by FDA.
Posted In: meningitis, Health, pharmaceuticals, FDA

Medicare: Is it really the 'third rail' of politics?

Some efforts to change the government health care program for seniors has triggered fireworks; others, not so much.
Posted In: Medicare

Who would a $17K cap on tax deductions affect?

Mitt Romney says he wants to lower everyone’s tax rate by 20 percent, and one way of doing that is to restrict deductions of more than $17,000. Experts say Mitt Romney 's deduction cap would mostly impact the wealthy.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, 2012 elections, Taxes

Libyan oil production almost back to normal

Civi war combatants mindful of the importance of oil on the economy, left infrastructure largely undamaged.
Posted In: Oil, energy, Civil War

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