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

Bernanke details outlook for economy

Bernanke is considering forcing down long-term interest rates some more and cutting off interest payments to banks that park their reserves at the Fed.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Super-lobbying at super committee

Thousands of Washington lobbyists are scrambling to influence a congressional "super committee." What does that mean for cutting the deficit?

The Post Office knock-on effect

The U.S. Postal Service is pressing more than 20,000 suppliers for a total of $1 billion a year in cost cuts. Ouch.

New to the Internet: .xxx

A new domain for adult-oriented websites is opening -- and established organizations will have to register with a blocking service to prevent cyber-squatters from putting .xxx on their brands.

U.S. workers' productivity drops again

Productivity fell two straight quarters, while labor costs rose. Did companies reach a tipping point where they're now forced to hire new employees?
Posted In: Jobs

Where the jobs could be

As President Obama looks to infrastructure projects, there's no shortage of highways, bridges and other transportation systems that need to be built or repaired. It's work that will have to be done sometime.
Posted In: Jobs

Jobs returns to front burner

Washington focuses on getting Americans back to work.
Posted In: Jobs

The website you've been waiting for

At long last, the Obama administration launches a website that enables would-be wonks to explore the inner workings of federal departments and agencies. You can find it at

Keystone pipeline decision is pivotal for environmentalists

It's expected that the State Department will release its final environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline. There have been protests in Washington against the pipeline for two weeks.
Posted In: Oil

Looking to Bernanke for an economic fix

Markets seeks assurance from Fed chief at Friday conference.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve


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