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

The US Capitol in Washington, DC.

Congress' long to-do list may make it more productive

Lame-duck sessions of Congress are shouldering more of the workload.
Posted In: Congress, lame duck, productivity
A Chanel bag on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul.

PODCAST: Adjusting for exclusivity

A positive jobs report for November, and why Chanel bags have gotten so expensive.

OPEC is stuck between lots of oil and a hard place

With oil prices falling, the group will have to give up market share or profits.
Posted In: oil prices, OPEC
A man walks past JP Morgan Chase's corporate headquarters in New York City.

Big banks get fined in foreign exchange rigging

Banks must pay $4.3 billion because their traders manipulated the market.
Posted In: forex, Banks, foreign exchange market, fines

Former Secretary Robert Gates on recruiting veterans

The former Defense Secretary talks veteran unemployment, spending cuts and congress.
Posted In: veterans affairs, Robert Gates, veterans
United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and President Barack Obama cover their hearts during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner during Gates' Armed Forces Farewell Tribute at the Pentagon June 30, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.

Robert Gates: 'We have to be more engaged' in Iraq

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on why ground forces should stay small.
Posted In: Iraq, Robert Gates, isis

PODCAST: Raising the minimum wage, state by state

Record low interest rates in Europe, raising the minimum wage, and profitable podcasts.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

These midterms mean gridlock. So Wall Street's happy.

Stasis means certainty. And Wall Street LOVES certainty.
Posted In: midterm elections, Wall Street, stasis
Tom Steyer speaks at Global Green USA's Millennium Awards.

Outside groups are moving onto political parties' turf

Not just with advertising, but with organizing and messaging, too.
Posted In: campaign finance, super PAC, midterm elections, swing state

The connection between data and voter turnout

Campaigns are polishing new social media tools in the mid-term elections.
Posted In: canvassers, undecided voters, campaign tracker


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