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

Senate Republicans block Cordray nomination to CFPB

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray's appointment as director of the CFPB. The new bureau is a centerpiece in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.
Posted In: Richard Cordray, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This week: The Postal Service, the CFPB (non) confirmation

We talk to one of our Washington reporters about what happened in the news this week.
Posted In: U.S. Postal Service, budget cuts, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, Credit Cards

U.S. Post Office to cut $3 billion

The Post Office will slow first-class delivery next spring to save money and help avoid bankruptcy. That will affect people and businesses who still rely on mail.
Posted In: Postal Service, usps

Income inequality rises around the world, not just U.S.

Globalization, technology, and lower taxes on the wealthy have increased income disparity in most developed countries, says a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Posted In: income, inequality

Will European debt crisis sandbag U.S. economy?

Despite signs the recovery is gaining steam, trouble in the eurozone could sap demand for U.S. exports.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

Congressional gridlock could be good

If Congress doesn't do much this year, lets automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion kick in and the Bush tax cuts expire, that cuts $5 trillion from the deficit within a decade.
Posted In: Congress, Bush tax cuts

Judge strikes down SEC deal with Citigroup

A district judge said the SEC's proposed $285 million settlement with Citigroup over the sale of toxic mortgage debt was not in the public interest.
Posted In: SEC, Citigroup, Law

Groupon's stock price falling

The online deal company's price has fallen well below its IPO price. But this has more to do with Groupon than it does with the tech sector.
Posted In: groupon, IPO

Third quarter GDP revised down

The Commerce Department says the economy grew 2 percent, revised down from 2.5. But economists say chances are after one step back, we'll take two forward.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Super committee fails to reach agreement

The committee can't compromise on the federal budget. Now it's back to a gridlocked Congress that passed the buck to the committee in the first place.
Posted In: super committee


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