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

Britain's minister of aviation planning a crackdown on drunken passengers

U.S. GDP, a new MTV channel with '90s favorites, millennials living at home with their parents, and airport debauchery.

Will the Fed raise interest rates in September?

Uncertainty over the next interest rate hike, the hack against the DNC, and media censorship in Turkey.

The world's glass ceilings

Glass ceilings and oil reserves.

What happens when you swipe things from the Federal Reserve

Goldman Sachs, new homes, Starbucks' dress code, and Mister Softee.

The financial role of a party's political chair

The influence a party's chair has over candidate fundraising, media censorship in China, and a student-run town.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now the third-richest person in the world

Donald Trump's RNC keynote, challenges for Latinos from the LGBTQ community, the strained relationship between some movie studios and Comic-Con, and the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Elon Musk's vision of Tesla as a public transit company

Peter Thiel, Disney's first Latina princess, and Tesla's future plans.

Unilever purchases Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion

Unilever buys the Dollar Shave Club, Greek residents share how they're doing after the height of the country's debt crisis, and the stream service Deezer plans its launch in the U.S.

Investors are taking their money from humans and handing them to robots

Automated indices, golf courses, and Nintendo's value.

Market participants beginning to embrace some risk

The future of Turkey, market risk, and a struggling California city.


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