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

Market hope hangs on Bernanke

All eyes are on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke today as he testifies today on Capitol Hill and announces his plans for interest rates and quantitative easing.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Europe debt crisis, Ben Bernanke

Bernanke: Fed will act if there is risk

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was on Capital Hill today, he didn't rule out action, but did not suggest any immediate policy changes.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, interest rates, quantitative easing

Big labor reels after Scott Walker victory

Republican Scott Walker won the recall election in Wisconsin yesterday which may have implications for organized labor in other states.
Posted In: labor, unions, Wisconsin, Scott Walker

NASDAQ considers compensation for Facebook glitch

Published reports today suggest NASDAQ is working on a plan to compensate brokerages that lost perhaps $100 million when software fouled up the start of trading in Facebook's IPO last month.
Posted In: Facebook, NASDAQ, NYSE, IPO

In Wisconsin, union leaders hold out hope for November

Despite Gov. Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall elections yesterday, union leaders are optimistic about their cause for the general elections in November.
Posted In: Wisconsin, unions, Scott Walker

Exxon evaluates exporting natural gas

Exxon Mobil is looking to export natural gas to Europe and maybe Asia. CEO Rex Tillerson believes gas could surpass demand for coal worldwide by 2025.
Posted In: natural gas, ExxonMobil, export

Fears of global slowdown sink markets

Stocks are down all over the world this morning as investors have their first chance to react to the Labor Department's May jobs report that came out on Friday. But the negative market sentiment isn't just about jobs.
Posted In: emerging markets, China, Europe debt crisis, spain

Economic woes go global

May's jobs reports has worried investors worldwide about their short-term prospects. But there are more acute fears of a global slowdown, caused by what’s going on in Europe and emerging markets.
Posted In: jobs report, U.S., Economy, recession

Nearing 100, Federal Reserve crowdsources its centennial

The Federal Reserve is almost 100, and it wants your help in compiling an inventory of its history.
Posted In: Federal Reserve

Blackberry maker RIM could leverage cybersecurity

After a warning on earnings, could Research in Motion turn to a cybersecurity focus to shore up its business?
Posted In: Blackberry, Research in Motion


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