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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'Flying Blind' author says Boeing put profit ahead of safety with the 737 MAX

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For Stanley Tucci, food is like religion — and cancer almost took it away

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A clerk shows a customer an AR-15 style rifle at a gun show in Costa Mesa, Calif. in June 2021. Gun sales increased in the U.S, following COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former gun industry insider explains why he left to fight for the other side

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Blair Braverman is a contributing editor to Outside Magazine. She's also appeared on the Discovery reality show Naked and Afraid, in which she and a partner were left in a remote area of South Africa without clothes, food or water for three weeks. Nathaniel Wilder/Harper Collins hide caption

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Don't get dragged! Iditarod musher shares tales from the trail

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'Storm Lake' documentary depicts the triumph and struggle of a local newspaper

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'Justice on the Brink' author considers the impact of Trump's 3 Supreme Court picks

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Gary Shteyngart's previous books include Super Sad True Love Story, Little Failure and Lake Success. Brigitte Lacombe/Penguin Random House hide caption

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How Gary Shteyngart's pandemic pod inspired a novel about friendship

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In September 1971, prisoners at Attica prison in update New York revolted in protest of inhumane living conditions. Showtime/Firelight hide caption

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How the Attica prison uprising started — and why it still resonates today

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Tubist Richard Antoine White shares his unlikely path to the stage 'I'm Possible'

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The Rescue chronicles the 2018 rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. National Geographic hide caption

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Documentary follows the divers who risked it all in the Thailand cave rescue

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For Stanley Tucci, food is like religion — and cancer almost took it away

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'The Contrarian' Profiles Peter Thiel, PayPal Co-Founder And Political Provocateur

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'Storm Lake' Documentary Depicts The Triumph And Struggle Of A Local Newspaper

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Macaques check out a camera in Galtaji Temple in Jaipur, India. Monkeys have been known to sneak into swimming pools, courts and even the halls of India's Parliament. One attorney told author Mary Roach about a macaque that infiltrated a medical institute and began pulling out patient IVs. Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Monkey Thieves, Drunk Elephants — Mary Roach Reveals A Weird World Of Animal 'Crime'

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Biographer Traces Osama Bin Laden's 'Rise And Fall'

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