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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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Pessimism on Wall Street as Federal Reserve hikes interest rates

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on September 21, 2022 in New York City. Stocks dropped in the final hour of trading after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point in an attempt to continue to tame inflation. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Stock markets drop as Wall Street takes a gloomy view of the economy

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Big Bank CEOS answer questions from lawmakers banking fraud protections

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The U.S. dollar is strong right now. But not everyone is happy about that

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during trading on Sept. 6 in New York City. Markets slumped on Monday after the latest inflation data was worse than expected, raising fears the Federal Reserve will need to continue raising interest rates aggressively. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Trump created the Trump Media & Technology Group, which includes Truth Social, after he was banned from Twitter. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After scrapping CNN+ and 'Batgirl,' Warner Bros. Discovery continues to cut costs

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To conserve U.S. lands, ecologists want wolves and beavers to 're-wild' the West

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Inflation fight will take more time, says IMF deputy managing director

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United Methodist Church remains fractured over ordaining LGBTQ+ clergy

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Public school teachers in New Jersey add climate change to curriculum

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