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

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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From Fastballs To Greaseballs, 'K' Offers A History Of Baseball's Most Iconic Pitches

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'SVU' Actor Channels 'Completely Different Energy' To Play 'Happy!' Hit Man

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Tiger Woods Biographer Says Golfer's Masters Comeback 'Transcends Sports'

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Climate Change Is 'Greatest Challenge Humans Have Ever Faced,' Author Says

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Biographer Robert Caro On Fame, Power And 'Working' To Uncover The Truth

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Venezuela's power grid crashed on March 7, 2019, throwing almost all of the oil-rich nation's 30 million residents into chaos for nearly a week. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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'New York Times' Journalist Describes An 'Almost Unimaginable' Crisis In Venezuela

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'Chief' Explores The Motivations And Impact Of SCOTUS Justice John Roberts

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Dr. Homer Venters, the former head of New York City's correctional health services, says that inmates held in solitary confinement cells, such as the Rikers Island cell shown above, have a higher risk of committing self-harm. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration

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Given supportive, nurturing conditions, highly reactive "orchid" children can thrive when tackling challenges, pediatrician and author Thomas Boyce says, especially if they have the comfort of a regular routine. Michael H/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids

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'Fresh Air' Remembers 'Philadelphia Daily News' Obituary Writer Jim Nicholson

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'Guide To Freedom' Documentary Chronicles The Real Life 'Green Book'

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The History Of American Imperialism, From Bloody Conquest To Bird Poop

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BBC's 'Dynasties' Captures The Complicated Social Lives Of 5 Different Species

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Environmental Photographer Focuses On Protecting The Climate — And Its People

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