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

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Facebook's Zuckerberg courts China in Chinese

The Facebook founder wowed his audience with a 30 minute speech in Mandarin.
Posted In: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, China

PODCAST: Dodd-Frank digitizes

The CPI increases slightly, and banks struggle to comply with the Volcker Rule.

The legacy of Oscar de la Renta

A look at the designer, businessman, and entrepreneur.
Posted In: fashion
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PODCAST: Lots to gain and lose from the World Series

A check-in with Yahoo, a look at Oscar de la Renta's career, and the economics of the world series.

Some consultants see a payday in super PACs

Consultants create super PACs to raise money and use that money to pay themselves.
Posted In: super PAC, campaign finance, campaign spending

PODCAST: Travel bans

A rocky week for investors, the trouble with travel bans, and organ transplants.
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PODCAST: Here's my video resume

Industrial production data, video resumes, and Mexico's attempts to attract investors.

PODCAST: Netflix goes ultra-high-definition

AbbVie reconsiders a deal, Netflix charges for ultra-high-def, and the trouble with oil booms.
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PODCAST: Talking statues

OPEC cuts oil prices, Google vs. Amazon, and talking statues.

A conversation with Jean Tirole, Nobel Prize winner

The story of the missed call that ended with a Nobel Prize for Jean Tirole.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, France

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