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David Gura

David Gura

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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Uncertainty in the financial markets centers on inflation

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday in New York City. Stocks continued to slump on Monday as the Federal Reserve gears up to raise interest rates in a bid to bring down inflation from 40-year highs. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Stocks are in the midst of a wild ride as the U.S. gets ready to fight inflation

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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 4, 2021, in New York City. Stocks and bonds have tumbled this year as a spike in inflation has investors bracing for higher interest rates. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Inflation fears are sparking a big drop in markets. Here are 3 things to know

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Biden's top economics advisor weighs in on how omicron is affecting economic recovery

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An infectious disease specialist answers our questions about the new CDC guidance

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Almost a year after Jan. 6, two journalists release their book 'The Steal'

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No New Year's celebration is complete without black-eyed peas

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Saturday sports: Alabama and Georgia go to college football championship; Madden dies

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How schools are preparing to reopen as COVID-19 rages on

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Banjo star Bela Fleck talks his new album and playing Carnegie Hall

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Jurors reconvene Monday morning in trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

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On the last day of Kwanzaa, the focus is on Imani, or faith

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