Dave Davies Dave Davies is a guest host for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
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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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'Black Radical' Traces The Life And Legacy Of Activist William Monroe Trotter

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'Sum Of Us' Examines The Hidden Cost Of Racism — For Everyone

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From Electrifying Rivers To Dimming The Sun, How Humans Try (And Fail) To Master Nature

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To Boost The Economy, Biden Plans To 'Go Big,' Journalist Says

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The author's grandparents, Russell and Mary Shorto, socialize at Club Harlem in Atlantic City, N.J., in the mid-1950s. Courtesy of Russell Shorto hide caption

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Author Digs Into Family's 'Smalltime' Mob Operation, Finds Family Secrets

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Hank Azaria On 'Brockmire' And Why He No Longer Performs Apu On 'The Simpsons'

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A QAnon supporter attends the Jan. 6 "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, D.C., after which supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Without Their 'Messiah,' QAnon Believers Confront A Post-Trump World

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Journalist Jon Fasman says local police departments are increasingly using powerful surveillance tools — with little oversight. Alexandra Schuler/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Surveillance And Local Police: How Technology Is Evolving Faster Than Regulation

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New Documentary Offers An Inside Look At '90s Middle East Peace Negotiations

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A Writer Lost His Singing Voice, Then Discovered The 'Gymnastics' Of Speech

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'Voice' Author Explores Accents, Language And What Makes A Tone Sexy

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An illustration shows medical student Elizabeth Blackwell at Geneva Medical College (later Hobart College) in upstate New York, as she eyes a note dropped onto her arm by a male student, during a lecture in the college's operating room. Bettmann/Getty Images hide caption

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'Doctors Blackwell' Tells The Story Of 2 Pioneering Sisters Who Changed Medicine

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'Black Radical' Traces The Life And Legacy Of Activist William Monroe Trotter

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Facial Recognition And Beyond: Journalist Ventures Inside China's 'Surveillance State'

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Cameras, Chaos And Cognac: How Bob Gruen Photographed The Spirit Of Rock 'N' Roll

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