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

A Dimon in the rough

Turbulent stock markets, Jamie Dimon, and the NBA.

Those catalogs in your mailbox are here to stay

Janet Yellen, coal mining, and catalogs.

Celebrating 100 years of National Parks

A conversation with famed mountaineer Conrad Anker.
Posted In: National Park Service, national parks, state parks

Playing games with shareholder ownership

Janet Yellen, greenhouse gases, and shareholder ownership games.

How to succeed at merging

A closer look at the great tax game.
Posted In: mergers, merger

Flight myths, booking tips and how to spend your points

How to become a savvier consumer, as told by a very frequent flyer.
Posted In: frequent fliers, airline prices, Airlines

Employing young workers

Stock markets, young workers, and infrastructure.

Gentrifying a public housing neighborhood

What if you could sell public housing land to developers of regular housing and stores?
Posted In: public housing, commercial real estate, developers, gentrification

Why disappointing jobs numbers aren't all bad news

Jobs for January, Hispanic fans of the NFL, and magic.


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