David Brancaccio specializes in telling stories important to our democracy and our economy through the eyes of the real people who live at the cross hairs of crucial issues. His accessible yet authoritative approach to both investigative reporting and in-depth interviewing has earned his work the highest honors in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, the Columbia-duPont, the Emmy, and the Walter Cronkite Awards.
Leading the Economy 4.0 team as Special Correspondent at American Public Media’s daily radio program Marketplace, David explored ways to make the economy better serve more people. He served as host of Marketplace from 1993-2003 and as its London-based Europe correspondent from 1990-1993. He recently completed a special reporting project for Marketplace entitled “Robots Ate My job,” which explores the squeeze on the middle class produced by advances in technology.
As the longtime host and senior editor of public television’s NOW on PBS broadcast, David brought his engaging, probing style to beats that included business and finance, the environment, national security, and human rights. His documentary film about economic alternatives entitled “Fixing the Future” will be released in 2012.
David has contributed to CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The Nightly Business Report, the BBC, The Baltimore Sun, The WallStreet Journal, and Britain’s The Guardian. He is author of the book Squandering Aimlessly, a nationwide odyssey that speaks to Americans about money and values.