Marketplace host David Brown is a motorcycle-loving, history-reading, Southern-born gentleman who believes that Alexis de Tocquevilles “Democracy in America” should be required reading for all citizens. An enigmatic and multifaceted individual, he would love to have had the opportunity to interview T.E. Lawrence, and believes that journalists have the honor and heavy responsibility of writing the first draft of history. Brown is also one of public radio’s most highly respected and broadly experienced hosts and producers. He joined Marketplace in the fall of 2000 as senior producer before being named host in September, 2003. Brown has worked extensively in broadcasting over the last 20 years. He anchored the live hour-long daily international news program Monitor Radio for PRI from 1993-1997. Prior to that, he served as Washington bureau chief and chief national correspondent for Monitor Radio and Monitor Television, as Monitor Radio’s London correspondent, and as program producer of Monitor Radio’s Daily Edition. In 1989, he served as executive producer of CalNet, the California Public Radio News Network.