Dave Davies (reporter)

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Dave Davies (born 1953, in Texas) is an American print and broadcast journalist. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1975.

Davies, senior reporter at WHYY-FM since 2010, covers Philadelphia government and politics and produces enterprise reports on emerging city and regional issues for WHYY’s multimedia news outlets. His blog, “Off Mic,” is featured on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org. He is also a regular fill-in host for Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, heard on more than five hundred NPR stations.

Davies was a reporter and columnist on government and politics for twenty years at the Philadelphia Daily News. In 1993, he was offered the post of press secretary to Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, and had accepted, but then reversed his decision and declined the post the next week.[1]

Davies has also worked in radio for station KYW in Philadelphia as City Hall bureau chief. Davies was a reporter for WHYY-FM from 1982 to 1986, covering City Hall and other beats and served as news director for one year. He has frequently substituted for Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY-FM’s Radio Times.


  1. ^ "They Really Had Him: Daily News reporter Dave Davies opts not to accept Gov. Rendell's six-figure offer." Philadelphia Weekly, 22 January 2003.

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