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

McDonald's channel debuts

McDonald's is rolling out its own TV channel at hundreds of California locations. The idea is to capture new advertising revenue.
Posted In: McDonald's, tv

AMR could report disappointing earnings

The parent company of American Airlines picked a risky strategy for growth. We'll see if it pans out.
Posted In: Airlines

President Obama speaks in North Carolina today

President Obama starts his bus tour of the mid-Atlantic coast with North Carolina. What's the economy like in the Tarheel State?
Posted In: Economy

Super committee on deficit to get proposals

Congressional proposals to slash the deficit have to be in to the super committee by tomorrow. If the committee can't agree, then $800 billion is automatically sliced from the military budget.

Congress poised to approve trade pacts

Trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama are expected to boost exports by $13 billion dollars. But it's a toss up on the jobs front.

More foreign investment wanted

President Obama wants to drum up more foreign investment. But what does the U.S. have to offer?
Posted In: Wall Street

Congress blocks jobs bill

The Senate has rejected President Obama's jobs bill, but a Plan B is already taking shape.
Posted In: Jobs

Gay servicemembers demand greater equality

Gay men and women can now openly serve in the military. But they say there is still a large gap between the benefits gay and straight servicemembers receive.
Posted In: Law

Congress could deal a blow to the economy

The Senate rejected a House plan to fund the government past mid-November. A fight over a few billion dollars in disaster relief funding for FEMA carries big risks.

On the brink of government shutdown -- again

This time Congress is fighting over how to pay for disaster relief. If they can't agree, the lights go out Oct. 1. Businesses worry this might be the new normal.

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