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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'Satchel' Recalls The Iconic Pitcher Who Helped Integrate Major League Baseball

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Veteran Journalist Pete Hamill

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'Ghosting The News' Author Says Local Journalism 'Freefall' Is Accelerating

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Empty Stands, No Spitting: The New Rules Of Baseball During The Pandemic

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Psychiatrist: America's 'Extremely Punitive' Prisons Make Mental Illness Worse

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White House Used Pandemic To Weaken Safety Regulations, Reporter Says

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'The Beauty In Breaking' Chronicles Chaos And Healing In The Emergency Room

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Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error, says medical mistakes are likely to increase as resource-strapped hospitals treat a rapid influx of COVID-19 patients. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A Doctor Confronts Medical Errors — And Flaws In The System That Create Mistakes

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How Taking A Stand For Justice Can Threaten The Careers Of Black Athletes

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'Cult Of Glory' Reveals The Dark History Of The Texas Rangers

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Journalist Explains Why Republican Leaders Back Trump's 'Proto-Authoritarian Cult'

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A flock of snow geese takes flight. Science writer Sonia Shah says climate change has impacted the the migration of thousands of species. Winfried Wisniewski/Getty Images hide caption

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New Book Argues Migration Isn't A Crisis — It's The Solution

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The Statue of Liberty is visible behind refrigeration trucks that function as temporary morgues at New York City's South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. "If you're driving by ... you might just assume that this was some sort of distribution hub," Time reporter W.J. Hennigan says. "But they are each filled with up to 90 bodies apiece." Noam Galai/Getty Images hide caption

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Reckoning With The Dead: Journalist Goes Inside An NYC COVID-19 Disaster Morgue

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How Winston Churchill Pulled Britain Through The Early Years Of WWII

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Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, shown broadcasting from Moscow in 2014, says he acted as a whistleblower when he shared classified documents with journalist Barton Gellman. Charles Platiau/AP hide caption

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Journalist Who Helped Break Snowden's Story Reflects On His High-Stakes Reporting

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