School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Board of Advisors: David Brancaccio

Host, NPR's Marketplace Morning Report 

Mr. David Brancaccio is currently Host of Marketplace Morning Report, the business
program with the largest audience in the US on NPR. He was host and senior editor of NOW on PBS, public television's award-winning newsmagazine of investigative reporting and in-depth interviews. A broadcaster for 33 years, Brancaccio also served as the long-time host of public radio's business program, "Marketplace," which won two of the top honors in broadcast journalism, the George Foster Peabody Award and the DuPont-Columbia Award. He and his team at NOW on PBS recently won an Emmy for a story on an innovative way to deliver health care in Africa and also took home the 2009 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Coverage. 

David co-produced the documentary film "Fixing the Future" and is author of the book "Squandering Aimlessly: My Adventures in the American Marketplace" about money and values in America and his print work has appeared in newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun, and Britain's The Guardian. He has appeared on CNBC, with Anderson Cooper on CNN, and with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. David has a B.A. in History and African studies from Wesleyan University and an M.A. in Journalism from Stanford University.


  • M.A. in Journalism, Stanford University
  • B.A. in History and African studies, Wesleyan University

Academic Distinctions and Scholarship:

  • George Foster Peabody Award
  • DuPont-Columbia Award
  • Walter Cronkite Award, 2009