About Economy 4.0
David Brancaccio specializes in telling stories important to our economy and our democracy through the eyes of the real people who live in the cross-hairs of crucial issues. His accessible yet authoritative approach to investigative reporting and in-depth interviewing earned his work the highest honors in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, the Columbia-duPont, the Emmy, and the Walter Cronkite awards. David hosted Marketplace from 1993 to 2003, after serving in London as the program’s European editor. He later co-anchored the PBS television program NOW with Bill Moyers, before becoming solo host of NOW in 2005. He was the first host of public television’s California Connected and has been a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC and reported economic stories for BBC World News America. David grew up in Maine and attended schools in Italy, Madagascar and Ghana. He has a BA from Wesleyan University and a MA in journalism from Stanford. His book, Squandering Aimlessly, an account of his nationwide odyssey to speak to Americans about money and values, was published in 2000.
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We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.
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