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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To retire, or not to retire? A journalist goes on quest to figure out what's next

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Journalist says Taiwan is a sophisticated democracy that's under threat

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A new climate reality is taking shape as renewables become widespread

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Members of the all-Black aviation squadron known as the Tuskegee Airmen line up Jan. 23, 1942. U.S. Army Signal Corps/Associated Press hide caption

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'Half American' explores how Black WWII servicemen were treated better abroad

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Phillies slugger Bryce Harper hits the series winning two-run homerun during the 8th inning against the San Diego Padres in game 5 of the National League Championship in Philadelphia on Oct. 23, 2022. Michael Reaves/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahead of the World Series, Phillies radio announcer shares the art of play-by-play

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Did the so-called Deep State protect the country from Trump?

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Journalist traces the peculiar story of Steve Bannon's enigmatic Chinese benefactor

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, shown here on Jan. 4, 2021, continues to embrace the falsehood that the 2020 election was stolen. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Does Marjorie Taylor Greene represent the future of the Republican Party?

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Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning addresses reporters outside a U.S federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., in 2019. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Chelsea Manning shared secrets with WikiLeaks. Now she's telling her own story

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Journalist Jacob Goldstein traces the advent of paper money back to 1000 AD China. Above, $100 notes are printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Money is 'A Made Up Thing' — but that doesn't change rising inflation

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'NYT Cooking' writer Melissa Clark wants to make it easier to cook dinner

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Mesa, Ariz., on Oct. 9. Trump is currently facing two Justice Department investigations, as well as an investigation in the state of Georgia. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump sees hate as a civic good, 'N.Y. Times' journalist Maggie Haberman says

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McKinsey & Company management consulting firm operates in more than 60 countries. Fabrice Coffrini /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How McKinsey cashed in by consulting for both companies and their regulators

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'Mercury Rising' explores treacherous U.S. attempts to control space

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The Colorado River water shortage is forcing tough choices in 7 states

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