David Brancaccio

Host and Senior Editor, Marketplace Morning Report

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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.

Latest Stories (2,880)

Consumers Protecting Consumers

Oct 29, 2010
Elizabeth Warren is the guiding force behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - now under construction in Washington. This week, she shar...

On the Air: Horse Sense

Oct 28, 2010
Kathy Johnson is a small business person in New Hampshire I got to meet covering my story about the trend toward putting financial services onlin...

Financial Architecture

Oct 27, 2010
Imagine if someone got it into their head to build their own white house
across from the White House near 16th and Pennsylvania in Washington. ...

One Economic Boost We Could Live Without

Oct 18, 2010
Here are seven English words that may never have been used in this order before: Thank goodness for the Gulf oil spill. No sane person would ever...

Tunnel Vision

Oct 13, 2010
Zombie Tunnel, Breezewood, Pennsylvania. (David Brancaccio, 2010)...

The Surprise Economic Diversity of Boulder County, Colorado

Oct 13, 2010
Let's play match the coffee shop with the town in which it is located. Both coffee shops are in Boulder County, Colorado, northwest of Denver....

The Thing About Tulips

Oct 6, 2010
Overflowing Flowers, Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington. (David Brancaccio 2010)...

Kick in the Pants Toward Economy 4.0

Sep 29, 2010
The man's a legend. Kenneth Rogoff, economist extraordinaire. Used to be the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund and now when you ...

On the Air: Why a New Jersey cabinetmaker cares about international banking rules

Sep 29, 2010
We are starting off Economy 4.0 with a Marketplace Morning Report story about an effort to reengineer bank rules around the world. There is kind ...