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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How Dark Money, Gerrymandering And Democratic Complacency Altered Wisconsin Politics

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Behind Bars, Mentally Ill Inmates Are Often Punished For Their Symptoms

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Journalist Warns Cyber Attacks Present A 'Perfect Weapon' Against Global Order

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How Taking A Stand For Justice Can Threaten The Careers Of Black Athletes

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Anthony Bourdain, A Chef Devoted To Global Street Food

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Nick Offerman plays Frank Fisher, a single dad, in Hearts Beat Loud. "This is the largest role, by far, I've ever had in a film," he says. Eric Lin/Gunpowder & Sky hide caption

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'I Could Never Fake It': Nick Offerman On Striving For Nonchalance

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Former FBI Counter-Terrorism Agent Reflects On 'Messing With The Enemy'

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Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, shown here walking with President Barack Obama, says Obama was bothered by the perception that he was aloof. Pete Souza/Random House hide caption

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Obama Staffer Looks Back On His White House Years: 'It Can Take A Real Toll'

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Keith Hernandez On Baseball, 'Seinfeld' And Being His Own 'Worst Enemy'

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Best-selling author and journalist Tom Wolfe found that if he tried to fit in with the people he was covering, it deprived him the opportunity to ask obvious questions. He's shown above in New York in 2004. Jim Cooper/AP Photo hide caption

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Tom Wolfe: Writing Nonfiction 'Became A Great Game And A Great Experiment'

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'Soul Of America' Makes Sense Of Nation's Present By Examining Its Past

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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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