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

Mylan to offer cheaper EpiPen

Amazon's entrance into music streaming, a marked-down EpiPen, and Florida's tough time keeping corrections officers.

How Italy is planning to help victims of the magnitude 6.2 earthquake

The magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Italy, Nevada's economic concerns, and Brexit.

Big banks team up to create digital currency

Stock market volatility, a new digital currency, unionizing at private colleges, and the return of a CEO who had fled to Namibia.

Tranquility in the US stock market

A lack of market volatility, Alabama health plans, and an auction from an iconic New York shop.
In many other countries, elections happen on the weekends.

Take Tuesday: The campaign to make Election Day a work holiday

A campaign is trying to increase voter turnout by pushing companies to give their employees the day off to vote.
Posted In: voting, campaign, election

Deciphering the future of interest rate hikes

Developments in the ChemChina-Syngenta deal, interest rates, FAFSA, and the Louisiana floods.
Futurist Brian David Johnson argues that re-thinking the future can actually lead to change.

What's the future of 'the American dream'?

When it comes to shaping the country's future, it's important to ask what we're aiming for.
Posted In: American dream, future
Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz says changes need to be made to the euro.

Is the euro to blame for Europe's problems?

Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on the trouble in Europe, globalization, and what the US can do to address trade frustrations.
Posted In: globalization, Europe, euro, trade, 2016 election

Alternatives to the four-year degree

Stock market index highs, retail sales, proposals Hillary Clinton has for our country's education system, and Medicare spending.


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