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.

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Features by David Gura

The case for buying up car dealerships

Berkshire Hathaway is buying the country’s fifth-largest group of auto dealers.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, auto sales, Mergers and Acquisitions

Excerpt: 'Law of the Jungle'

Read a passage from Paul Barrett's book about one lawyer's face-off with oil executives.
Posted In: big oil, rainforest

The 'blackout rule' is out because football is more popular than it used to be

David Gura talks to Kenneth Shropshire of Wharton Sports Business Initiative.
Posted In: business of sports, NFL, blackout rule

Happy 100th, FTC

The Federal Trade Commission was created 100 years ago today.
Posted In: FTC, Federal Trade Commission
David Brat

Grading the political campaign manager

The difficulty politicians have evaluating managers and consultants.
Posted In: campaign, football, consulting
College

Student loan default rates don't tell the whole story

Colleges can game the system to hide their students’ problems with debt.
Posted In: student debt, student loans, default
Bill Gates

Microsoft founders commit $59 million to fight Ebola

Philanthropists are taking the lead in the fight against the outbreak.
Posted In: Ebola, Microsoft, bill gates

The sweet story behind the U.S. Senate 'candy desk'

A legacy of Sen. George Murphy, "an old song-and-dance man" with a sweet tooth.
Posted In: candy, Senate
Reddit

Leaked photos = a quarter-billion page views for Reddit

Last week's leak led to enough page views to power Reddit for almost a month.
Posted In: reddit, photos, celebrities, hackers

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