David Brancaccio

Host and Senior Editor, Marketplace Morning Report


David Brancaccio is host and senior editor of “Marketplace Morning Report.” There is a money story under nearly everything, but David often focuses on regulation of financial markets, the role of technology in labor markets, the history of innovation, digital privacy, sustainability, social enterprises and financial vulnerability in older adults. David freelanced for Marketplace in 1989 before becoming the program’s European correspondent based in London in 1990.

David hosted the evening program from 1993-2003, then anchored the award-winning public television news program “Now” on PBS after a period co-hosting with journalist Bill Moyers. David has co-produced and appeared in several documentaries, including “Fixing the Future,” about alternative approaches to the economy, and “On Thin Ice,” about climate change and water security, with mountaineer Conrad Anker. David is author of “Squandering Aimlessly,” a book about personal values and money. He enjoys moderating public policy discussions, including at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Chicago Ideas Week and the Camden Conference in Maine.

David is from Waterville, Maine, and has degrees from Wesleyan and Stanford universities. Honors include the Peabody, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University, Emmy and Walter Cronkite awards. He is married to Mary Brancaccio, a poet and educator. They have three offspring, all adults. He likes making beer and building (and launching) pretty big rockets. Among his heroes are Edward R. Murrow and Wolfman Jack.

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There's a logic to the chaos of the global supply chain

Jun 14, 2024
Peter Goodman of The New York Times discusses the complex inner workings of our fragile system and why it broke down during the pandemic.
Increasing resilience would be costly and reduce profitability at many supply chain businesses, author Peter Goodman explains. Above, shipping containers at the Port of Oakland in California.
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How Georgia is training workers to make EVs at Hyundai's massive Metaplant

Jun 12, 2024
The partnership between the state and the company, which includes tax incentives, could result in the production of 300,000 cars a year.
Construction of Hyundai's Metaplant, which is expected to employ 8,500 workers, underway in October 2023.
Courtesy Hyundai

Learning on the job — and earning competitive pay — at the Savannah River Site

Jun 11, 2024
The Savannah River Site, run by the U.S. Department of Energy, is looking to hire — and help train — 9,000 new employees over the next five years.
Workers at the Savannah River Site are trained in skills ranging from processing spent fuel rods pulled from nuclear reactors to dimming down highly toxic plutonium.
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A look at how Georgia is training up production crews for its expanding film industry

Jun 10, 2024
Georgia's controversial film production tax credits have helped it become the "Hollywood of the South." That means the state needs trained production staff.
To make a production run smoothly, you need dozens of well-trained, behind-the-scenes workers.
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Why Donald Trump can still run his media group

We parse the law when it comes to felons and publicly traded companies.
As a convicted felon, Donald Trump could become U.S. president again, but not a cosmetologist in the state of New York.
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What will a Claudia Sheinbaum presidency mean for Mexico's economy?

President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum must grapple with a hefty budget deficit, brought about in part by spending on infrastructure and social programs.
President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum will become Mexico's first female president when she takes  office on Oct. 1.
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Child care costs are a big part of why Americans feel inflation still stings

Prices have climbed persistently, yet the service is persistently scarce. That, in turn, hurts kids and undermines the labor force.
Women are working slightly less since 2019, and the extra time is devoted mostly to child care or elder care, said Diane Swonk, chief economist at KPMG.
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How the game has changed for Black college athletes

Following a Florida bill that effectively bans DEI programs at the state's college and universities, the NAACP has called on Black athletes to reconsider attending predominantly white institutions.
"The game has changed, no pun intended," when it comes to athletes and activism, said "Marketplace" special correspondent Lee Hawkins. "NIL deals are now part of the equation, the stakes are so much higher."
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Inside the wide world of indie video games

Yes, the video game industry is in turbulent times. But there's also a vast ecosystem of games built by those outside the major studios.
Courtesy BlinkWorks Media

Is the passive investing boom bad news?

These kinds of investments – like putting money into index funds – now make up somewhere between 15% and 38% of the stock market.
Index funds have historically been a generally easy, cheap and profitable way to invest your money.
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