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.


Features by David Gura

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
Where did all the New Year's Eve celebrants go after leaving Times Square in New York City? A fair number hopped into an Uber.

Uber has a rockin' New Year's Eve

More than 100,000 ring in 2015 in an Uber as demand for service is strong.
Posted In: Uber, New Year's eve, surge pricing, car share, New York
Scene from the lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Inside the CIA's crystal ball for 2015

In 2000, the CIA made 70 pages worth of predictions for 2015. They didn't get everything right.
Posted In: cia, predictions, 2015, population
A BP gas station in New York City.

Oil prices end the year on a low note

During 2014, oil prices dropped by half. Except more of the same in 2015.
Posted In: Oil, 2015, lookahead
Oranges on a tree in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Why it's hard times for citrus growers

A deadly tree disease and decreased demand are among the problems facing citrus growers.
Posted In: citrus, oranges, farmers, commodities
The Times Square New Year's Eve ball.

A New Year's Eve history lesson

The story behind the birth of the Times Square ball.
Posted In: new years eve, New York, Times Square, ball
Congolese coffee.

PODCAST: Investing in coffee

Falling oil prices, and investing in the Congo.
Janet Yellen listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC.

The thinking behind the Fed's next move

Some are expecting a signal that interest rates will go up soon.
Posted In: The Fed, Federal Reserve, Open Market Committee, global economy


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