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

China's bumpy path toward market reform

China's markets, steak labeling, and hospice care for animals.

AMC helped usher in the Golden Age of Television — now it wants to be a part of the Golden Age of Documentaries

AMC's CEO Josh Sapan talked to us about experimenting with bite-sized versions of the medium.
Posted In: AMC, Josh Sapan, television, documentaries

Wal-Mart profits beat expectations

Wal-Mart's first-quarter earnings, the growing ubiquity of million-dollar homes, and prime-time ad sales.

The perils of swapping a car for money

Taking out loans using vehicle titles, Target sales, and one Mesoamerican archaeologist's must-have tool.

Defining sex discrimination yesterday and today

One author traces the history of gender rights back to the 1964 Civil Rights bill.
Posted In: Title VII, discrimination, employment, employment discrimination

A jump in U.S. consumer prices

The core rate of inflation, diversity in tech, and harnessing freshwater.

The story of China through the lens of one Shanghai street

A new book from Marketplace's Rob Schmitz, "Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road," follows the lives of people in China's largest city.
Posted In: China, Books, Shanghai

The decline of the hedge fund

Hedge funds, at-home hospital care, and climate change.


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