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.  


Features by David Gura

What Washington can agree on: Golf

When the president and speaker of the House play golf, it won't be the first time opposing sides agree -- at least to a game.

Senate weighs delaying cap on debit swipe fees

In the D.C. battle between banks and retailers over swipe fees, both sides of the issue say they're on the side of consumers, but in reality, it's all about revenue.
Posted In: Banks

Senate blocks recess appointments next week

President Obama can't name heads of a few agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, over Memorial Day break. But the CFPB is already geared up for work.

GOP presidential contenders scramble for money

So far, Mitt Romney has raised more money than anyone else, but the Republican base will ultimately determine which of half a dozen contenders draw the most support.

Facebook admits to hiring PR firm to target Google

Facebook admitted this week it hired PR firm Burson-Marsteller to start a campaign against Google, rallying journalists as "third parties to verify" claims that Google violates privacy.
Posted In: Internet

Leading oil CEOs head to Capitol Hill

With much of the country paying more that $4 a gallon for gas, Senate Democrats and Republicans are squaring off over whether to cut tax credits for oil companies.
Posted In: Oil

Toyota profit drops 77% after earthquake, tsunami

The world's largest car marker said its fourth-quarter profit slumped 77 percent after the devastating earthquake in Japan halted production.
Posted In: Auto

Update: Microsoft makes $8.5 billion Skype offer official

Microsoft has announced that it will buy Internet video and phone network Skype for $8.56 billion in cash.

U.S. home values fall 3%

According to a report out today from the real estate website Zillow.com, the housing market may not just be struggling, it may be heading for a double dip.
Posted In: Housing

Pakistan's D.C. lobbyists working overtime

They're scrambling on Capitol Hill to deflect accusations that Islamabad was complicit in giving Osama bin Laden refuge. So what's the elevator pitch?
Posted In: Washington


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