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David Gura

Correspondent, Business Desk

Based in New York, David Gura is a correspondent on NPR's business desk. His stories are broadcast on NPR's newsmagazines, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and he regularly guest hosts 1A, a co-production of NPR and WAMU.

Previously, Gura was a correspondent for NBC News and an anchor for MSNBC. His reporting aired on NBC Nightly News and TODAY, and MSNBC's dayside and primetime programs, including The 11th Hour, Deadline: White House and MTP Daily.

Gura travels widely across the United States and around the world. In recent months, his reporting has centered on the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. In Texas, he covered a surge in cases that strained Houston's hospitals. On the eve of an eviction crisis in Oklahoma, Gura profiled people who had waited months for jobless benefits.

He has anchored special coverage, often from the field. During Hurricane Dorian, he broadcasted live from the Outer Banks in his home state of North Carolina. Gura reported from Virginia Beach, Virginia, after a mass shooting at the city's municipal complex, and from El Paso, Texas, after an attack on shoppers at a Walmart Supercenter. After a gunman targeted the Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation, Gura anchored MSNBC's coverage from Pittsburgh.

For almost two years, he hosted Up with David Gura on MSNBC, a lively roundtable that aired on Saturday and Sunday mornings, featuring a motley group of guests, including lawmakers, reporters, columnists, strategists, actors and comedians. During the 2020 primary, Gura interviewed many of the Democratic presidential candidates, and he took the show on the road to the Texas Tribune Festival.

Before he joined NBC News and MSNBC, Gura was a correspondent for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio, and a contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek. He co-anchored Bloomberg Surveillance, the network's flagship morning program, and after the 2016 election, he launched Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power, which focused on the intersection of politics and policy.

Previously, Gura was a senior reporter for Marketplace, the public radio business and economics program, and its primary back-up host. From the organization's Washington bureau, he covered budget battles, showdowns and shutdowns and the implementation of financial reform, and he also spent a lot of time on the road, looking at how legislation and regulations affect Americans beyond the Beltway.

Gura's writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Columbia Journalism Review and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He has been recognized by the National Press Foundation, the National Constitution Center and the French-American Foundation, and he is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

An alumnus of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Gura received his bachelor's degree in history and American studies, with honors, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He also studied political science in La Paz, Bolivia, at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Universidad Católica Boliviana.

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NYC companies hesitate on in-person work because of attacks on public transit

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Trading app Robinhood cuts nearly a quarter of its staff

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People wait in line for T-shirts at a pop-up kiosk for the online brokerage Robinhood in New York City after the company went public on July 29, 2021. On Tuesday, the company said it was cutting nearly a quarter of its staff. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A new report on the economy is fueling recession fears

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GDP report will give clues as to whether the U.S. is in a recession

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says he and his colleagues have the tools to bring high inflation under control without starting a recession. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Fed hopes another aggressive rate hike will help to tame high inflation

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell maintains the central bank has the tools it needs to bring high inflation under control. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Another big Fed rate hike is here to battle inflation. Economy hangs in balance

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At the beginning of the pandemic, Michelle Milkowski started investing in penny stocks. A few months later, she bought cryptocurrency for the first time. Kholood Eid for NPR hide caption

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Amid the hype, they bought crypto near its peak. Now, they cope with painful losses

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The changes the Fed is making in the face of historically high inflation

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Encore: CEOs are split over the likelihood of a recession in the U.S.

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Goldman Sachs CEO sees recession risk as more likely than his own economists do

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Many first-time investors in crypto are dealing with painful losses

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