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

Obama tries to go it alone on economy

But can the president boost the economy without Congress?
Posted In: Barack Obama

For 2012, "cautious" optimism abounds

Today's data on global manufacturing was better than expected. Combine that with slightly better numbers on unemployment and housing last month, and analysts think the economy is, well, better.
Posted In: Purchasing Managers Index, economic indicators

Ethanol subsidy set to expire

The decades-old tax credit goes away this weekend, without anyone really noticing.
Posted In: ethanol, tax subsidy

AT&T-T-Mobile deal too big to go through

AT&T used all its lobbying muscle to get this deal approved. But regulators and market realities got in the way.
Posted In: AT&T, T-Mobile

The state of North Korea's economy

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il left the economy of his country in shambles, with a sharp divide between the rich and poor.
Posted In: North Korea, Kim Jong-Il

Payroll tax cut debate continues in Washington

Debate over whether payroll tax cuts are good for the economy, both in the short and long-term, continues to cause friction in Washington as a deadline fast approaches
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

Where North Korea's economy stands today

Under Kim Jong-Il, North Korean society was sharply divided between rich and poor, and great emphasis was put on building up the military.
Posted In: North Korea, Kim Jong-Il

Fewer people seek jobless benefits

The number of people seeking jobless benefits fell last week to the fewest since May 2008. The four-week average has fallen in 10 of the past 12 weeks.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployment benefits

Deadlines loom for Congress

The House and the Senate face a number of decisions before they can head off for the holidays. Is another government shutdown possible?
Posted In: Congress, payroll tax, Keystone pipeline, unemployment benefits

EU agreement isn't necessarily the right fix

Twenty-six of 27 European Union leaders will pursue strict budget rules. But austerity may not be the best prescription for Europe's debt crisis.
Posted In: Eurozone, euro, European Union

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