Anchor and Correspondent, MSNBC
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David Gura is an anchor and a correspondent for MSNBC, and a correspondent for NBC News, contributing regularly to The Today Show and NBC Nightly News.
Recently, he has reported from Beijing, Bogota, and Mexico City. He traveled to Athens, to cover Greece's financial crisis. Ahead of the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Gura filed reports on reconstruction from the Gulf Coast. He regularly interviews cabinet secretaries and chief executives, entrepreneurs and Nobel Prize winners.
Previously, Gura was an anchor at Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, and a senior reporter for, and the principal back-up host of, "Marketplace," the public radio business and economics program. Based in Washington, he covered countless budget battles, showdowns and shutdowns, and the implementation of financial reform. But he spent a lot of time looking at how policy decisions play out beyond the Beltway.
Gura began his career at NPR, first as an editor and a producer, then as a reporter for The Two-Way, the network's breaking news blog. Gura regularly contributed radio pieces to NPR's flagship news magazines, "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition," and "Weekend Edition." His writing - reviews and reportage - has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.
Gura's work has been recognized by the National Press Foundation, the National Constitution Center, and the French-American Foundation, and in 2014, he was awarded a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship. Gura is also 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 from Cornell University. He also studied political science in Bolivia, at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Universidad Católica Boliviana.