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

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

Biggest war chest not necessarily deciding primaries

Rick Santorum, the candidate who has raised the least amount of money, recently won three primaries. Does this mean money doesn't matter as much as we thought?
Posted In: super PAC, campaign spending, Rick Santorum, 2012 campaign

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