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:
Sunday, May 01, 2016
This musical is important — but the director invests so little in the motivations of his characters that we don't feel emotionally tied to what happens to them.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Jessica Lange, in one of the most substantive roles for older women in the theater, plays Mary Cavan Tyrone, a morphine addict based on playwright Eugene O'Neill's own mother.
Friday, April 22, 2016
We take a spin through the World Book Encyclopedia of compromised deals.
Friday, April 15, 2016
It might feel like he's been around forever, but there was a time when Donald Trump wasn't a household name.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Trump looks to get back on track with a win in New York. But all signs appear to point to a contested convention in Cleveland.
Friday, April 01, 2016
When reality TV collides with the fragile ecosystem of campaign coverage the media can't decide which rules apply.
Friday, March 25, 2016
From foreign policy advisers to retweeting white supremacists, the leading GOP candidate has given new meaning to the term strange bedfellows.
Friday, March 18, 2016
A problem with women? Not unless you consider the degrading insults or charges of treating his first wife 'cruelly and inhumanely.'
Friday, March 11, 2016
The last time a demagogue ran a potent campaign for the White House, it re-aligned the two major parties.
Friday, March 04, 2016
A small, small hand, according to Rubio.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Looking back to Scalia's upbringing and how it influenced the justice he would become.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The New Jersey governor ends his campaign after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
On what would have been his 100th birthday, WNYC celebrates Frank Sinatra's mark on the American songbook.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
The Pope connected with New Yorkers at venues all over the city, with a special message at each site.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Officials say NJ Attorney General John Hoffman is not providing answers as to why a teen was shot in the back seven times.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton offered more details into her economic policy.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Caseworkers had so many clients they often faked visits and didn't know about deaths until months later.
Friday, July 03, 2015
Award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano announced this week that she won't be returning next season.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
One of the original "Seven Sisters" will now admit women who were considered male at birth.
Friday, May 29, 2015
More then 40 years later, there are still unanswered questions about the biggest prison riot in U.S. history.