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

Deadlocked debt talks may move past 'grand bargains'

The national debt debates halted over the weekend as Congressional Democrats and Republicans reached a stalemate over tax cuts. As the deadline for a solution approaches, are investors getting nervous?

Healthy mortgage adjustments

Banks are giving big breaks to borrowers, even though they don't seem to be in danger of default. Why? Because when interest rates start to rise -- and they will -- these loans are in pole position to go bad.
Posted In: Housing

Recalculating the Consumer Price Index

The government uses the CPI to measure inflation and set benefits and taxes. Some lawmakers are thinking about a different formula that would lower benefits and save money.
Posted In: Economy

Christine Lagarde set to head IMF

Both the U.S. and leading emerging countries like Brazil, China and Russia have endorsed the French finance minister.

Pentagon budget under scrutiny

As President Obama restarts talks on national debt, some Republicans are now open to slashing military spending.

Could Greek crisis affect money-market funds?

The funds shouldn't own Greek bonds, but they could hold short-term investments in European banks with Greek bond holdings.
Posted In: Investing

McKinsey health care study criticized for flaws

McKinsey says its recent conclusion that some 30 percent of employers would drop health coverage once state insurance exchanges start up is not predictive.
Posted In: Health

Nortel delays patent auction

Nortel was planning to auction off 6,000 patents on Monday, but so many big players from Google to Apple want in that the auction's been delayed.

What Washington can agree on: Golf

When the president and speaker of the House play golf, it won't be the first time opposing sides agree -- at least to a game.

Senate weighs delaying cap on debit swipe fees

In the D.C. battle between banks and retailers over swipe fees, both sides of the issue say they're on the side of consumers, but in reality, it's all about revenue.
Posted In: Banks


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