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

Apple users get a wake-up call with virus threat

The Flashback Trojan has reportedly infected 600,000 Apple computers around the world. Before this, Macs had a reputation for being all but immune to viruses.
Posted In: apple, virus

Thousands of Mac computers reportedly infected

There are reports that 600,000 Apple computers around the world have been infected with a virus. The company has released a fix to protect customers.
Posted In: apple, virus

Michigan and Detroit agree on deal to help city's deficit

The city of Detroit has a projected a deficit of more than $200 million his year -- and it could run out of money by June. Last night, Detroit's city council narrowly passed a controversial deal with the State of Michigan.
Posted In: budget, Michigan, Detroit

Fed money played no role in Watergate

At the Federal Reserve's latest meeting, only two of 10 voting committee members support additional stimulus. The Fed inspector general, meanwhile, released a report that Fed money didn't contribute to the Watergate burglary, or to Saddam Hussein and Iraq getting weapons in the 1980s.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Ron Paul, Watergate

Yahoo to chop 2,000 more jobs

Shares of Yahoo are down this morning. The Internet giant is handing out 2,000 pink slips today. It's the sixth mass layoff for the tech company in just the past four years.
Posted In: Yahoo, Jobs, technology, Internet

Government officials fired over lavish spending at conference

A new report from the General Services Administration's inspector general says government officials spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a training conference near Las Vegas -- and the money wasn't only going to binders and bag lunches.
Posted In: Washington D.C., federal budget

Visa cardholders hit by data breach, blackout

Visa has dropped card processor Global Payments after a big data breach on Friday. It compromised the credit card information of more than a million cardholders.
Posted In: visa, data, computer security

Avon rejects $10 billion takeover offer by Coty

Coty is world's biggest perfume maker, making scents for the likes of Calvin Klein and Stetson. In a statement, Avon said it wants nothing to do with the offer.
Posted In: avon, coty, perfume, Mergers and Acquisitions

Canadians are killing off their penny

Canadians don't even bother to pick pennies up off the street anymore.
Posted In: Canada, coins, penny

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

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