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

Paul Ryan budget plan dead in the Senate

The GOP casts itself as the party of fiscal discipline. The Paul Ryan budget blueprint does not close deficits until around 2040.
Posted In: Paul Ryan, budget

Small donors elude Mitt Romney

In the battle for bucks, small donors are giving much more to Romney's GOP rivals, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, campaign contribution, 2012 election

Georgia voters prep for primary, focus on economy

Voters in 10 states will have their say tomorrow in the Republican presidential race. Among them: Georgia, where a number of economic issues are at play in who wins the primary there.
Posted In: Georgia, republican primaries

From middle class to working poor

Steve and Suellen Daniels never imagined that in their mid-50s they would struggle this much.
Posted In: Georgia, working poor, middle class

The 'Election' that changed history

More than a cultural touchstone, for Nebraskans, the movie "Election" foreshadowed a path many took.
Posted In: election, Nebraska, movies, Entertainment

Sony unveils new handheld video game console

It is called the PlayStation Vita, and it is coming to the U.S. and Europe this week. A basic Wi-Fi version costs costs $250 and Sony is promoting it with a $50 million marketing campaign.
Posted In: Sony, playstation, vita, video games

Hasbro to team up with Zynga

Toymaker Hasbro is teaming up with the online gaming company Zynga -- but it's not the old school Hasbro that's trying to climb the ladder into Internet games.
Posted In: games, technology, Hasbro, zynga

President Obama to announce 2013 budget

President Obama unveils his budget for next year on Monday, at a community college just outside of Washington, D.C. But how serious is this executive branch wish list in a gridlocked Washington?
Posted In: President Obama, Washington D.C., politics, federal budget

States nearing mortgage settlement with big banks

The Obama administration and nearly every U.S. state are reportedly ready to settle for $26 billion with five of the country's largest banks over allegations of abusive foreclosure practices.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, states, bank, mortgage settlement

Banks to dole out compensation to homeowners

A settlement has been reached between state attorneys general and five major banks, but the problems of the housing market in the U.S. are far from over.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, bank, mortgage, mortgage settlement

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