Dave Davies (born 1953, in Texas) is an American print and broadcast journalist. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1975.
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.
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.
Davies has also worked for the radio station KYW in Philadelphia as City Hall bureau chief.