David Brancaccio is the host of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report, now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition. His reporting focuses on the future of the economy, financial and labor markets, technology, the environment and social enterprises.

In the early 1990s, David was Marketplace’s European correspondent based in London, and he hosted Marketplace’s evening program from 1993 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he co-anchored the PBS television news magazine program NOW with journalist Bill Moyers, before taking over as the program's solo anchor in 2005. His feature-length documentary film, Fixing the Future, appeared in theaters nationwide in 2012. Among his awards for broadcast journalism are the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, the Cronkite, and the Emmy.

David has a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University. He has appeared on CBS, CNBC, MSNBC, and BBC World Service Television; his newspaper work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun, and Britain’s The Guardian. David is author of the book Squandering Aimlessly, an exploration of how Americans apply their personal values to their money.

David lives in New Jersey with his wife Mary Brancaccio, a poet and educator. He grew up in Waterville, Maine, and also attended schools in Madagascar, Ghana, and Italy. His enjoys public speaking, bicycling and photography.


Features by David Brancaccio

The future of the Bank of England's governor

A look at the job uncertainty of U.K. leaders.

Betting on Brexit results

Brexit, the financial struggles of those injured during the Orlando shooting, and peak trade.
The Port of Balboa, viewed from the Diablo neighborhood, located in the former Panama Canal Zone.

Have we reached peak trade?

If trade growth stalls, what does that mean for the American worker?
Posted In: trade, commerce, Panama, Panama Canal

Elon Musk is aiming to merge his car and solar panel companies

A possible merger between Tesla and Solar City, Brexit and the markets, and the IEX exchange.
A container ship exits the Panama Canal toward the Pacific Ocean, with the Balboa Yacht Club in the fore.

What happens when shipping lines build for growth that never comes

The shipping industry is seeing prices collapse as slowing global trade growth drags down demand.
Posted In: Panama, world trade, commerce, trade, Panama Canal

A Puma jersey disaster

Shredded jerseys, CarMax, and money in politics.

Is money in politics making you fat?

A look at the very personal ways money in politics impacts Americans.
Posted In: Money, politics, elections
The Port of Balboa on Panama's Pacific entrance, viewed from Ancon Hill.

Inching global trade growth, through the eyes of a Caterpillar

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar is facing declines on par with those it faced during the Great Recession.
Posted In: Panama, trade, Caterpillar, construction

Dwindling support for Brexit affects markets

Brexit, foreign investors, and legendary comedian Carl Reiner.


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