Dave Davies Dave Davies is a guest host for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Dave Davies

Guest Host, Fresh Air

Dave Davies is a guest host for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

In addition to his role at Fresh Air, Davies is a senior reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia. Prior to WHYY, he spent 19 years as a reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, covering government and politics.

Before joining the Daily News in 1990, Davies was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio, Philadelphia's commercial all-news station. From 1982 to 1986, Davies was a reporter for WHYY covering local issues and filing reports for NPR. He also edited a community newspaper in Philadelphia and has worked as a teacher, a cab driver and a welder.

Davies is a graduate of the University of Texas.

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'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party

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Can Pro-Trump Poll Watchers Disrupt Voting In Pennsylvania?

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Democrats Target Pennsylvania In Quest To Regain The Senate

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In This GOP Primary, You Can Win The State But Get Only A Few Delegates

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SuperPACs Spend Big In Philadelphia's Mayoral Race

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