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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After A Journey Through The Lone Star State, Author Concludes: 'The Future Is Texas'

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Post 'Downton Abbey,' Dan Stevens Embraces His Role As A Mutant On 'Legion'

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How American Corporations Had A 'Hidden' Civil Rights Movement

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"The job of a cartoonist is not just to capture a likeness," Tim Kreider says. "A caricature brings out aspects of someone's character that they're trying to conceal." Tim Kreider/Simon and Schuster hide caption

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Essayist Breaks Free From Conventional Relationships In 'Because I Love You'

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How A Russian Troll Factory Waged An Aggressive Campaign To Disrupt The U.S. Election

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Actor Richard Jenkins: Reading 'Shape Of Water' Script Was A 'Holy Mackerel' Moment

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Tara Westover enrolled in school for the first time when she was 17. Paul Stuart /Random House hide caption

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Memoirist Retraces Her Journey From Survivalist Childhood To Cambridge Ph.D.

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Journalist Details Israel's 'Secret History' Of Targeted Assassinations

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Formerly Of The Ethics Committee, Rep. Patrick Meehan Now Subject Of Investigation

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'How Democracies Die' Authors Say Trump Is A Symptom Of 'Deeper Problems'

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"It brings back a lot of shame," Christian Picciolini says of his time fronting a white power punk band. He has since disavowed the white supremacist movement and works to help others disengage from it too. Dennis Sevilla/Hachette Book Group hide caption

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A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

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Are Implanted Medical Devices Creating A 'Danger Within Us'?

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Claire Foy plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series The Crown. Series creator Peter Morgan says he believes the queen is "naturally a shy, retiring person." Netflix hide caption

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'The Crown' Creator Sees Britain's Royals As 'Just A Regular Family'

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'They Didn't Want Me There': Remembering The Terror Of School Integration

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Michael Lewis: Many Trump Appointees Are Uninterested In The Agencies They Head Up

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