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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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Friday

Wall Street sees a wave of layoffs as big banks face pressure to shrink payrolls

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Wednesday

Former FTX chief executive Sam Bankman-Fried leaves a Manhattan federal court in New York on Jan. 3. The ramifications of the collapse of FTX continue to be felt across the crypto industry. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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3 events that will determine the fate of cryptocurrencies

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Tuesday

The Goldman Sachs logo is seen at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on Sept. 13, 2022. Goldman is laying off up to 3,200 employees as it faces a more challenging business environment. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

This year may be pivotal for the future of cryptocurrency

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Tuesday

Former FTX chief executive Sam Bankman-Fried arrives in a Manhattan federal court in New York on Jan. 3. Bankman-Fried pled not guilty to criminal fraud charges related to the spectacular collapse of his crypto exchange. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sam Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty to fraud and other charges tied to FTX's collapse

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Thursday

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried leaves Manhattan Federal Court after his first court appearance in New York. Federal prosecutors have charged him with criminal fraud. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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2022 was the year crypto came crashing down to Earth

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Wednesday

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, center, is escorted from the Magistrate Court in Nassau, Bahamas, Wednesday, Dec. 21, after agreeing to be extradited to the U.S. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Sam Bankman-Fried to be released on $250 million bail into parents' custody

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Friday

On Monday, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested by police in the Bahamas at the request of the U.S. government. Mario Duncanson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Binance was once FTX's rival and possible savior. Now it's trying not to be its sequel

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Tuesday

Charges against former FTX CEO have been unsealed

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Disgraced former CEO of FTX crypto exchange is arrested in the Bahamas

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Monday

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried arrested in Bahamas

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Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto empire abruptly collapsed last month. Now he's facing multiple criminal fraud charges over the handling of billions of dollars by the FTX platform. He's seen here speaking during a House Agriculture Committee hearing in May. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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Former FTX CEO faces lawmakers at the FTX collapse hearings

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