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.

Later career[edit]

Davies has been a senior reporter at WHYY-FM since 2010. From 1982 to 1986, he covered City Hall and other beats, and served as news director for one year. He 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. Davies is also a regular fill-in host for Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, heard on more than five hundred public radio stations. He has also substituted for Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY-FM's Radio Times.[1][2]


For twenty-five years, Davies was a reporter and columnist on government and politics for the Philadelphia Daily News. In 2003, he was offered the post of press secretary to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Davies accepted, but reversed his decision and declined the post the following week.[3]

Davies has also worked for the radio station KYW in Philadelphia as City Hall bureau chief.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dave Davies Guest Host, Fresh Air". NPR. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Search results for 'Fresh Air Terry Gross au:Davies, Dave, 1953-'". Fresh Air with Terry Gross. National Public Radio (U.S.) WHYY, Inc. 2016. Scroll down to 'View online' to hear the audio of the interview.
  3. ^ "They Really Had Him: Daily News reporter Dave Davies opts not to accept Gov. Rendell's six-figure offer". Philadelphia Weekly. January 22, 2003. Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2016.

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