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: What's in a tech name?

Americans continue to spend less, MOOCs go corporate, and attracting startups with a new name.

American architects find creative freedom in Shanghai

Some view China as an opportunity to be bold.
Posted In: Shanghai, architecture, China
Wal-Mart announced it will increase wages to $10 an hour by this time next year.

Employees take on the Wal-Mart wage increase

Wal-Mart announced a mass raise today to some 500,000 employees.
Posted In: Walmart, minimum wage, employees

Cybersecurity: Mr. Obama goes to Silicon Valley

The president confronts tech companies on the tension between security and privacy
Posted In: cybersecurity, Obama, Silicon Valley, privacy
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the Department of Homeland Security.

The budget as a starting point for tax reform

It will be months before we get detailed plans for tax reform from either party.
Posted In: budget, Obama, federal budget, corporate tax

How do you solve a problem like censoring YouTube?

48 hours worth of video is uploaded every minute—Policing content is problematic.
Posted In: YouTube, censorship, internet censorship

I submit before the court: Exhibit smiley face

As the Silk Road trial continues, emoji head to the courtroom.
Posted In: emojis, Silk Road, bitcoin
U.S. Postal Service clerks help customers at the Los Feliz post office in Los Angeles.

New USPS boss faces old problems

Megan Brennan is about to take over the agency.
Posted In: Postal Service, U.S. Postal Service

Silicon Tally: Earthquakes, Made in the U.S.A.

How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?
A woman walks under a Cuban flag in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Why the Internet is a luxury in Cuba

...and how Cubans manage without it.
Posted In: cuba, telecom, infrastructure

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