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

Congress blocks jobs bill

The Senate has rejected President Obama's jobs bill, but a Plan B is already taking shape.
Posted In: Jobs

Gay servicemembers demand greater equality

Gay men and women can now openly serve in the military. But they say there is still a large gap between the benefits gay and straight servicemembers receive.
Posted In: Law

Congress could deal a blow to the economy

The Senate rejected a House plan to fund the government past mid-November. A fight over a few billion dollars in disaster relief funding for FEMA carries big risks.

On the brink of government shutdown -- again

This time Congress is fighting over how to pay for disaster relief. If they can't agree, the lights go out Oct. 1. Businesses worry this might be the new normal.

Snip here, snip there

President Obama said yesterday if Republicans won't hike taxes on the rich, he'll protect entitlements. If the two sides can't agree, we're in for across-the-board cuts.

BlackBerry maker RIM's earnings fall 58%

Once the go-to phone for businesses, BlackBerry is now losing out to the Apple iPhone and other competitors.

Geithner, U.S. hope to work with Europe to turn economy around

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner heads to Europe tomorrow to discuss the ongoing debt crisis with E.U. finance ministers. But will he, and the U.S., be able to make a difference?
Posted In: Economy

Rental car industry hit hard by economic downturn

Not long ago, the acquisition of Dollar Thrifty looked like an attractive option to rental car company Avis. Now, tough economic times have changed its mind.
Posted In: Travel

What's in a name: Corn sugar vs. corn syrup

A court case in California over the rebranding of corn syrup to "corn sugar" highlights the increasing concern over obesity in the U.S.
Posted In: Food

How the Greek debt crisis can hurt hiring in the U.S.

In a global economy, the Greek crisis will affect the far reaches of business and finance, including the U.S. job market.
Posted In: Economy


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