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:
Saturday, May 20, 2017
In the Republican primary, the sitting governor's name (and the leading candidate's boss) is a dirty word.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
In a week full of debates, Democratic candidates pile-on front-runner, Phil Murphy, while GOP hopefuls dance around — and away from — the legacy of Chris Christie.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski has just over 4 weeks left to make an impression.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
While the New Jersey GOP struggles with fundraising, it continues to fork over big bucks for Chris Christie.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Nobody had heard of the candidates, but a winner has all but been declared.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
NJ Senator Cory Booker says blame a failure to invest in infrastructure. Gov Christie says blame Amtrak.
Saturday, April 01, 2017
The co-chair of the legislative committee that investigated Bridgegate says it's time... to investigate some more.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Governor Christie is in his final year. The primary is in 3 months. But passion at Jersey congressional town hall events hasn't transformed into interest in the governor's race.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
This year, the National Women's Hockey League cut salaries and shortened the season. Still, the New York Riveters have high hopes for next season.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Accusations of immigration violations and child smuggling for championship program.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
A new national survey points to big gains for the solar industry. So why the job losses in Jersey?
Sunday, January 29, 2017
New Yorkers streamed into in Battery Park, a historic site where millions of immigrants were once welcomed to New York, demanding an end to President Trump's travel ban.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
All eyes are on Trump. But politics is heating up in New Jersey.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
The prolific author and columnist was a pioneer of alternative journalism. He was the subject of a 2014 documentary directed by WNYC's David Lewis.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
As a nation braces for the Electoral College vote, we consider the system's original purpose.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Linda McMahon produced pro-wrestling spectacle on a massive scale. Now she's Trump's choice to head the Small Business Administration.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Why Donald Trump's towering mountain range of false statements shouldn't be considered lies.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The professors of Bridgegate respond to calls and letters.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
"Not minding that someone is racist is really the predominant kind of racism our country has."
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time for some traffic memories.