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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Colson Whitehead On The True Story Of Abuse And Injustice Behind 'Nickel Boys'

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Keith Hernandez On Baseball, 'Seinfeld' And Being His Own 'Worst Enemy'

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Reporter Who Helped Expose Conditions At The Border Says Little Has Changed

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Author Pulls Back The Iron Curtain On The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

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"We weren't surprised that there was resistance to an all-female crew in the race ..." says Tracy Edwards, who assembled the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race. "But I was shocked at the level of anger there was that we wanted to do this, because why is this making you angry?" Courtesy of Tracy Edwards and Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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With An All-Female Crew, 'Maiden' Sailed Around The World And Into History

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Uncovering The Story Of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's 1st Black Sports Star

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Essayist Breaks Free From Conventional Relationships In 'Because I Love You'

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Hackers Demanding Ransoms Paralyze City Computer Systems In The U.S.

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Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. walks near the lunar module during the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. NASA/Getty Images hide caption

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'One Giant Leap' Explores The Herculean Effort Behind The 1969 Moon Landing

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'The Great Successor' Ventures Inside Kim Jong Un's North Korea

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Actor Damian Lewis Explores A World 'Of Ego And Power' On Showtime's 'Billions'

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A new book, Bottle of Lies, reveals serious safety and purity concerns about the global generic-drug supply. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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The Generic Drugs You're Taking May Not Be As Safe Or Effective As You Think

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Deutsche Bank Is The 'Rosetta Stone' To Unlock Trump Finances, Journalist Says

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'Biggest Little Farm' Chronicles One Couple's Effort To 'Jump-Start The Soil'

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Reporter Details Neglect And Disaster In The U.S. Navy

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