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, July 14, 2018
As midterm season heats up, we look at why the biggest name Republicans in the state decided to sit this one out.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Another July, another potential government shutdown in New Jersey.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Dems are eager to unseat GOP incumbents in November. But first, they need survive Tuesday's primaries.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Spectrum News NY1 Political Reporter Grace Rauh breaks down the highlights of a week of high-stakes primary debates.
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Senator Menendez moves on. But not without the sting of a surprising protest vote.
Saturday, June 02, 2018
As Dems battle for open House seats in New Jersey, we preview Tuesday's most significant primary battles.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Students and civil rights organizations say a statewide lawsuit is the only way to force change.
Monday, May 14, 2018
New Jerseyans are hoping for an economic windfall after a new Supreme Court ruling allows states to set their own sports gambling laws.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
She was on her way to America to be with her family. Then the Trump Administration cancelled the immigration program she had already been approved for.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Republican Representative Dan Donovan faces a challenge from his predecessor – and convicted tax cheat – Michael Grimm.
Saturday, May 05, 2018
Confronted by basic questions regarding key programs, Murphy comes up short.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
New Jersey GOP congressman Frank LoBiondo stood in a bright red cranberry bog in 2010. Possibly fearing a blue wave, he bailed on running in 2018.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Phil Murphy may have gotten the upper hand in the fight to protect the Jersey Shore. But his record on the environment has been a bit of a mixed bag.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
After the endorsement seemed inevitable, the response from labor unions was swift.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
With only a few horse-trading days left before New York's 'Fiscal New Year,' Governor Cuomo and the legislative leaders have a lot of work to do.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Friends, family and colleagues gathered at Healy's Tavern in Jersey City to pay tribute.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
The mayor's State of the City turns into a battle cry on the State of Our Democracy.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
A flood of new Democratic candidates – and a potential blue wave in the Garden State come November.
Saturday, February 03, 2018
We compare Murphy's first two weeks in office to Chris Christie's. Spoiler alert: One of them used the word "I" a lot more.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Phil Murphy calls NJ Transit a "national disgrace." So what's he gonna do to make the trains run on time?