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

Soda advertising bubbling up

Soda marketers are pushing more soda ads online and on TV with blacks and Hispanics being major targets, according to a report form the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

Austerity is in vogue

The super committee has to cut government spending by more than $1 trillion. But now Democrats, Republicans and big business are all talking cuts more than three times that much. How come?
Posted In: tax cuts

Top 1 percent more on top than ever

A government report says that over the past 30 years the top 1 percent in the U.S. doubled their share of national income. Who are the rich and how do they earn their living?
Posted In: Economy

European debt crisis could affect U.S. contractors

The economic crisis in Europe could affect defense contractors in the U.S. They diversified their sales and now those sales are in trouble.

McDonald's channel debuts

McDonald's is rolling out its own TV channel at hundreds of California locations. The idea is to capture new advertising revenue.
Posted In: McDonald's, tv

AMR could report disappointing earnings

The parent company of American Airlines picked a risky strategy for growth. We'll see if it pans out.
Posted In: Airlines

President Obama speaks in North Carolina today

President Obama starts his bus tour of the mid-Atlantic coast with North Carolina. What's the economy like in the Tarheel State?
Posted In: Economy

Super committee on deficit to get proposals

Congressional proposals to slash the deficit have to be in to the super committee by tomorrow. If the committee can't agree, then $800 billion is automatically sliced from the military budget.

Congress poised to approve trade pacts

Trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama are expected to boost exports by $13 billion dollars. But it's a toss up on the jobs front.

More foreign investment wanted

President Obama wants to drum up more foreign investment. But what does the U.S. have to offer?
Posted In: Wall Street


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