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

April not a blockbuster month for hiring in the U.S.

A preview of April's employment numbers, Tesla's future, and the high costs of drug rehab.

What are people driving when oil prices are low?

Low interest rates, April auto sales, Berlin's crackdown on vacation rentals, and culinary school.

A failed $35 billion marriage

The derailed Halliburton-Baker Hughes merger, a weapon against opioid overdose, and reporting tips from a Marketplace fan who's still just in high school.
Patricia De Haven at Marketplace's Los Angeles studio.

What Marketplace should be reporting on, according to a 17-year-old

A high schooler from California gives us some pointers on what we should air.
Posted In: fans, listener mail

A California pension fund considering reinvestment in tobacco

Tobacco stocks, earnings season, and "Teach Children to Save Day."
A Social Security loophole is closing Friday.

Today is your last day to take advantage of a Social Security loophole

Laurence Kotlikoff, who authored a book on Social Security secrets, talks about a Social Security file-and-suspend strategy.
Posted In: Social Security, benefits

US GDP growth slows to 0.5 percent

Slow GDP growth, the decline of the brick-and-mortar store, and the evolution of the NFL draft.

The looming worry of another interest rate hike

Interest rates, a Facebook expansion, and Georgia oysters.

The rise of U.S. home prices

Interest rates, real estate, and a program that helps those with criminal records get jobs.

Teaching personal finance at high schools

Another trade deal, tuition reimbursement, and a personal finance competition for high school students.


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