Dave Davies has covered local politics and government in Philadelphia for more than 30 years.
He loves the speed, reach and versatility of the 'net but believes journalists should still check their facts, give folks in the hot seat their say, and think before they hit Send. He’ll write about local and national topics.
Dave is currently senior reporter for WHYY, and a contributor and fill-in host for Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He was reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News for 19 years, and before that was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio and city hall correspondent for WHYY. He’s a Texas native who’s spent his working life in Philadelphia. Before getting into journalism, he worked as a teacher, cab driver and welder.
Here are some numbers to mull over: 6,000, 15,000, and 14,000. That's roughly the number of delegates, media members, and hotel rooms booked at the last Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012.
The convention is a big event with a big potential upside for the host city. And next year, that host city will be Philadelphia. WHYY's Senior Reporter Dave Davies talked with convention CEO Leah Daughtry to find out what it takes to pull it all off.
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