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.
Bond and stock markets have tumbled this year as inflation continues to surge. The Federal Reserve has already indicated it will need to raise interest rates. The question is: Will that be enough?
David Gura speaks with soul food historian Adrian Miller about the Southern tradition of making black-eyed peas on New Year's Day.
David Gura speaks with Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist at NYU, about the latest on omicron, and about the CDC's relaxed guidelines for isolation and quarantine.
David Gura talks with banjo star Bela Fleck about his new album, "My Bluegrass Heart," and about his Jan. 9 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
David Gura speaks with journalists Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague about their new book "The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It."
David Gura speaks to the Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson of Long Island about the end of Kwanzaa and keeping the spirit of the holiday into the new year.
NPR's David Gura speaks with NPR reporter Bobby Allyn and Erin Griffith of the New York Times about the trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
David Gura speaks to Cecilia Rouse, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, about the health of the U.S. economy amid inflation, supply chain interruptions and labor shortages.
David Gura speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Douglas Belkin about whether schools across the country are planning to continue in-person or go remote at the end of their holiday breaks.
David Gura talks with Meadowlark Media's Howard Bryant about the college football championships, the impact of COVID-19 on the sports world, and the passing of John Madden.