David Martin Davies


David Martin Davies is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering Texas, the border, and Mexico. 

Davies is the host of The Source, an hour-long, live call-in news program that airs on KSTX. Since 1999, he has been the host and producer of Texas Matters, a weekly radio news magazine and podcast that looks at the issues, events, and people in the Lone Star State. 

Davies' reporting has been featured on National Public Radio, American Public Media's Marketplace, and the BBC. He has written for the San Antonio Light, the San Antonio Express-News, the Texas Observer, and other publications.

His reporting has been recognized with numerous awards. In 2020, 2021, and 2022, Davies won first place for news/public affairs by the Public Media Journalists Association. In 2019 he was honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award for his radio documentary exposing sex trafficking. Also in 2019, his was named best talk show by the Public Radio News Directors Inc.

In 2008, Davies won the title Texas Radio Journalist of the Year, by the Houston Press Club. In 2019  he was recognized with a First Amendment Award by the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The Association for Women in Communications San Antonio Professional Chapter honored Davies with the 2015 Edna McGaffey Media Excellence Headliner Award.

Davies is the author and creator of the comic San Antonio Secret History. He is the co-author of the book San Antonio 365.

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