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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Corruption, Scandal And The Multi-Billion Dollar Business Of College Basketball

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The 'Weaponization' Of Social Media — And Its Real-World Consequences

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"To an extraordinary degree, Mark Zuckerberg is Facebook ... so if you're going to understand Facebook in any meaningful way, the conversation really has to start with him and end with him," journalist Evan Osnos says. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The Central Question Behind Facebook: 'What Does Mark Zuckerberg Believe In?'

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Examines The 'Unspoken Alliance' Between Science And War

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

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How An Israeli Journalist's Coverage Of The Palestinian Conflict Inspired 'Fauda'

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Dispatches From A 'Dopesick' America

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In The Wake Of Charlottesville, Journalist Begins 'Documenting Hate' In America

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Humpback whales feed at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary near Provincetown, Mass., in July 2014. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Scientists Are 'Spying On Whales' To Learn How They Eat, Talk And ... Walked?

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Tony Shalhoub On 'Mrs. Maisel' And Questioning His Worth As An Actor

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Michael Scott Moore was captured by pirates after traveling to Somalia to write a book about the history of piracy in the Horn of Africa. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Journalist Held Captive By Pirates Says Focus And Forgiveness Were Crucial

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Accused Russian Agent Maria Butina's Story Reveals Pro-Putin Views In The U.S.

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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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