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

A balance sheet of 'political capital'

President Obama and House Republicans both say they have it, but who has more?
Posted In: Barack Obama, Congress, fiscal cliff

Election provides some stability, but fiscal cliff looms

As he spoke about his re-election, President Obama looked to the horizon over the the next four years -- but at the moment that horizon extends only as far as December 31st -- the date of the so-called fiscal cliff.
Posted In: 2012 election, fiscal cliff

Super PACs: A good return on investment?

Much of the estimated $6 billion in campaign spending this election came from Super PACs who raised millions and then funneled that money into races. Did it pay off?
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, Political ads

So what can $6 billion buy you?

The price of this year's campaign spending is what Americans spend every year renting DVDs.
Posted In: campaign spending, 2012 election

Exit pollster reduces size of survey in non-swing states

Edison Research will divert resources from largely predictable states to swing states, 'where the news is.'
Posted In: voters, polls, swing state

Medicare's unexpected beneficiaries

The government medical program for the elderly means seniors and their families have more money to spend on other things.
Posted In: Medicare, elderly care

AT&T and T-Mobile combine service in storm zone

But is the move by the rival phone companies more about business than helping out?
Posted In: AT&T, T-Mobile, Hurricane Sandy

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

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