Reporter, Anchor, Speaker & Storyteller

David Brancaccio Head Shot David Brancaccio specializes in telling stories important to our democracy and our economy through the eyes of the real people who live in the cross-hairs of crucial issues. His accessible yet authoritative approach to investigative reporting and in-depth interviewing earned his work the highest honors in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, the Columbia-duPont, the Emmy, and the Walter Cronkite awards. As 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. A survey of opinion leaders found that NOW on PBS was the most influential news program on broadcast television. He also served for ten years as the host of public radio s innovative and popular daily business program, Marketplace. He is author of the book Squandering Aimlessly, a nationwide odyssey to speak to Americans about money and values.

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  • Walter Cronkite Award for Excellent in Television Political Journalism, NOW on PBS, 2009
  • David Brower Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism, 2009
  • Emmy for Outstanding Coverage of a Current Business Story, "Healthcare Franchise," NOW on PBS, 2007
  • National Headliner Award, First Place and Grand Awards, public radio documentary "Security Check: Confronting Today's Global Threats," 2006
  • New York Festivals Gold Award, public radio documentary "Under Fire: the United Nations' search for relevance," 2005
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi Award, public radio documentary "Under Fire," 2004
  • 51st Annual Unity Award, public television's California Connected, 2003
  • Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, TV public service/In-depth reporting, public television's California Connected, 2003
  • Peabody Award for Significant and Meritorious Achievement in Broadcasting, Marketplace, 2000
  • Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, Marketplace, 1997
  • ICI Education Fund & American University Award for excellence-personal finance reporting, Marketplace 1997
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