David Furst is the Weekend Edition Host for WNYC - and is also host of The Christie Tracker Podcast. He joined WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio in 2012. He was born and raised in the Garden State so he really has no excuse if he pronounces the name of your town wrong.
He spent more than a decade reporting and producing for WAMU in Washington, D.C., where he was the host and executive producer of a weekly news and culture magazine. During his time in the nation's capital, he also produced award-winning documentaries like 20th Century Washington, Rock Creek Park: Gathering Place and Dividing Line and The Washington Opera Goes to Japan, where he followed Placido Domingo and the company during their first international tour.
In the mid-to-late 90s, David worked as a classical host for KPAC in San Antonio and launched a live contemporary music show for sister station KSTX.
He lives in Chatham, NJ with his wife, two children and an alarmingly large record collection.
David Furst appears in the following:
Monday, November 13, 2017
The Senate Republicans' tax proposal could cut taxes for every income bracket, but not every individual or family.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
2017 is a wrap. So it's time for an early preview of the governor's race and the Congressional midterms.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
The suburbs may be out of the spotlight, but one political observer says these races are worth paying attention to.
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Voters head to the polls on Tuesday as the clock is ticking on the end of the Christie era. But is it?
Saturday, October 21, 2017
With just two weeks to go, candidates for Gov sharpen their attacks. And the teacher's union goes after... the state senate's top Democrat?
Saturday, October 14, 2017
This week, the candidates running for Westchester County executive faced off in their first debate, where taxes and Donald Trump loomed large.
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling one proposed change in the tax code a "death blow" for New York.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
It’s harvest time in Jersey — and this season boasts a bumper crop of political ads.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Election Day is approaching but the governor's race still barely registers.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
A big primary victory for Mayor de Blasio. A tough challenge for his Republican opponent.
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Tuesday is the day. Time for a crash course on the candidates.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
De Blasio says he'll never stop fighting for Mother Earth. But a climate expert says he's no Bloomberg.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
In the days following Charlottesville, the battle for City Hall plays out in the shadow of Trump Tower.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
New York State Senator Daniel Squadron announced his resignation this week, allowing party bosses to decide who can contend for his seat instead of voters.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
When the mayor doesn't show up for your town hall … what’s plan B? An actor in a de Blasio mask, of course.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
With Mayor de Blasio fighting a demand to pitch in more for the MTA, mayoral opponents see an opening.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The kitchen sink bill gives something for everyone, including a bridge named after the governor's father.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Mayor de Blasio's control over city schools will expire June 30 unless Albany lawmakers vote to extend it.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Mayor de Blasio cranks up the criticism - and says traditional media is no longer relevant.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Christie's Bridgegate lawyer is Trump's pick to head the FBI - one more sign that "Bridgegate culture" has invaded the nation's capital.