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, September 22, 2018
The Menendez race looks close. Could Democrats be facing a problem come November?
Saturday, September 15, 2018
What high primary turnout and left-leaning politics mean for the general election.
Saturday, September 08, 2018
A wide-open AG race — and what the 2018 election means for the balance of power in the state senate.
Saturday, September 01, 2018
As centrist and progressive Dems fight for control of the party, we look at how the New York governor's race fits in the national picture.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
In two tight races that could help Democrats flip the house, they scratch their heads and wonder why Giffords would focus on bipartisanship now.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Despite its status as a sanctuary city, Newark police are believed to have cooperated with ICE to detain Daniel Castro, an undocumented immigrant with no criminal record.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Daily train cancellations and delays have left riders reeling, and the Murphy Administration has promised little relief.
Thursday, August 09, 2018
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon wants to overturn a more than five decade-old law that bans public employees from going on strike.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The charges open the door — slightly — for Democrats to win a very Republican district.
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't even been elected yet. But she's already making national waves.
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.