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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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Everyone Heard About Jeffrey Epstein's Enablers. Few Listened To His Victims

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Anthony Bourdain: The 'Fresh Air' Interview

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US Faces Crossroads On Renewable Energy Future — Go Big or Go Local

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MLB Pitcher C.C. Sabathia Shares Stories From The Mound — And Of Sobriety

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Fasten Your Seat Belts, Flight Attendant-Turned-Novelist Shares Stories From The Sky

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How A Former Spy Trained Conservatives To Infiltrate Progressive Groups

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Half The World Lacks Proper Sanitation. Is It Possible To 'Transform The Toilet'?

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Newly Released Tapes Go Inside Nixon's White House During The Watergate Scandal

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'The Quiet Americans' Examines Tragic Miscalculations In The CIA's Formative Years

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'Forget The Alamo' Author Says We Have The Texas Origin Story All Wrong

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'Mercury Rising' Explores Treacherous U.S. Attempts to Control Space

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Historian Uncovers The Racist Roots Of The 2nd Amendment

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Some Agents Fear Underfunded And Overworked Secret Service 'Relying On Luck'

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Novelist Francisco Goldman Revisits His Difficult Childhood In 'Monkey Boy'

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Trees Talk To Each Other. 'Mother Tree' Ecologist Hears Lessons For People, Too

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