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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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A photo of Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. is displayed during a news conference April 24, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif., announcing the arrest of the man suspected to be the so-called Golden State Killer. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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After a career of cracking cold cases, investigator Paul Holes opens up

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How white nationalists in Texas terrorized refugees after the Vietnam War

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Four American soldiers carry a wounded soldier on a stretcher in Vaux, France, on July 22, 1918. As many as 280,000 World War I combatants were left with facial injuries. Sgt Adrian C. Duff/Getty Images hide caption

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With no textbooks or antibiotics, this WWI surgeon pioneered facial reconstruction

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'Jane the Virgin' writer recounts growing up undocumented in 'Illegally Yours'

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A pediatric neurosurgeon reflects on his intense job, and the post-Roe landscape

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John Vercher is the author of the novels Three-Fifths and After the Lights Go Out. Karen Maria Photography/Soho Press hide caption

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A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity

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Fasten your seat belts, flight attendant-turned-novelist shares stories from the sky

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Users beware: Apps are using a loophole in privacy law to track kids' phones

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'River of the Gods' captures the epic quest to find the source of the Nile

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A Black woman receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Tampa, Fla. Black Americans have died of the disease at a rate more than double that of white people. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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'1619 Project' journalist lays bare why Black Americans 'live sicker and die quicker'

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Katy Tur chronicled her experience covering Donald Trump's first presidential campaign on her previous book, Unbelievable. Virginia Sherwood/MSNBC hide caption

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Anchor Katy Tur revisits her high-flying childhood — and the hurt that lingers

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Short-term profits and long-term consequences — did Jack Welch break capitalism?

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Country star Tim McGraw travels back in time to '1883' with wife Faith Hill

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A divide between the pulpit and the pew is roiling the evangelical church

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Biography examines how systemic racism shaped the troubled life of George Floyd

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