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

Looking deeper at SCOTUS health care decision

In a 5-4 decision -- the way the U.S. Supreme Court likes to roll out all big-time decisions lately -- the Court has upheld president Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The key vote in favor came from Chief Justice John Roberts. The U.S. economy that's been preparing to implement this huge law can carry on -- basically.
Posted In: health care, scotus

Will health care reform be good for the U.S. economy?

Now that the dust has settled on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, it's time to take a closer look at the trickle-down effects of the law.
Posted In: health care, health care reform law

Packed court docket is a boom for SCOTUSblog

A series of high-profile decisions from the Supreme Court this term have meant a giant jump in traffic and attention for the SCOTUSblog.
Posted In: Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act

Romney hosts mega donors at Utah retreat

More than 100 of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's top donors will join him this weekend, a sign that big-money donors -- not the small donors that propelled Barack Obama to victory in 2008 -- may be the difference-makers in this election.
Posted In: presidential candidates, fundraising, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Congress makes new financial disclosures

Annual disclosure forms show investments, liabilities, and other sources of income. This week's filings were the last before a broader new rule goes into effect.
Posted In: Congress, STOCK Act, full disclosure

Obama pushed to recast economic message

Ahead of what's billed as a major speech by Barack Obama in Cleveland, democratic strategists want the president to change his message to acknowledge slow growth.
Posted In: 2012 election, President Obama

FEC will allow campaign donations by text

The change gives federal candidates a new way to tap into small donor networks, but questions about how much money it will bring in remain.
Posted In: campaign contributions, 2012 election

Lobbyists take talking points mobile

New smartphone apps put special interest groups and their members on the same page when it comes to following the message.
Posted In: mobile apps, farming, lobbying

Obama urges action on Euro crisis, jobs bill

Today President Obama urged Europe's leaders to act quickly to solve their economic crisis. On the domestic front, the president asked Congress to reevaluate the jobs bill he delivered to the Capitol last year.
Posted In: Barack Obama, spain, Europe debt crisis, Jobs bill

U.S. Fed approves Basel III

The Federal Reserve has just approved a proposal to make every bank in America keep more capital on hand. The measure may help taxpayers weather the next financial storm, but hurt bank stockholders.
Posted In: bank regulations, Federal Reserve

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