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

Preventing the next financial crisis

The FDIC will vote on a rule that's designed to improve the way banks manage risk.

PODCAST: Facebook targets India

Economic growth for the fall, Eric Cantor's new gig, and Facebook's ads in India.

Has the rise of the e-reader changed how we read?

How e-readers are both helping and hurting our ability to read and comprehend.
Posted In: e-readers

PODCAST: Economic effects of protests in Hong Kong

Plus: bad luck for Atlantic City casinos and reporting food poisoning on Twitter

Anti-Bloomberg ad signals new political trend

You don't have to be a candidate to be the target of an attack ad.
Posted In: elections, campaign finance, Citizens United, NRA, Michael Bloomberg

A 'knee defender' diverted a United Airlines flight

A battle in the war for legroom on a plane.
Posted In: Airlines, planes, legroom

Weathering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia

It's not just Ebola that's hurting people in West Point, Monrovia.
Posted In: Ebola, Africa

Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

The hot start-up boasts huge viewership and Amazon is paying big bucks for it.
Posted In: twitch.tv, Amazon, video games

What it's like to Doodle for Google

Google Doodles have been around since 1998, and the operation has grown.
Posted In: google doodle, Google, art, black history

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