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

PODCAST: Netflix goes ultra-high-definition

AbbVie reconsiders a deal, Netflix charges for ultra-high-def, and the trouble with oil booms.
Sherlock Holmes

PODCAST: Talking statues

OPEC cuts oil prices, Google vs. Amazon, and talking statues.

A conversation with Jean Tirole, Nobel Prize winner

The story of the missed call that ended with a Nobel Prize for Jean Tirole.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, France

PODCAST: Controlling the panic over Ebola

Controlling the panic over Ebola, a railway merger, and mining asteroids.

PODCAST: Like cars? Head to Paris

The Gap falls into the gap, President Obama as fundraiser, and the Paris Motor Show.

The heavy burden of student loans

A new report shows 20-somethings' average student loan debt is up $10,000 from 2005.
Posted In: student loan debt, millennial, consumer loans

Why you may not know if your data has been hacked

There's no federal law requiring companies to say if your data has gone astray.
Posted In: data breach, JP Morgan Chase

How a bank knows it has been hacked

JP Morgan Chase says 76 million households' accounts were compromised this summer.
Posted In: data breach, cybersecurity, banking, JPMorgan Chase

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

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