John Davis

Host, Reporter

John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.

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The rate of babies born premature in Florida and around the nation increased in 2015 according to the recently released March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card

Post-Election Anxiety

Nov 16, 2016
Guests (from left): Martha Bireda, Dorris Cortese, Mohammad Al-Darsani, Leonardo Garcia, incoming Gulf Coast Live host Julie Glenn, Alex Pilkington, Arlene Goldberg, Carmen S. Salome, Emma Bansley, Gulf Coast Live host John Davis.
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The election of Donald Trump represents unknown territory in American politics. After a vitriolic campaign the Republican nominee was swept into office in what has been called one of the biggest political upsets in American history.

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Ballot amendments, state and national races, and a divisive presidential race: the 2016 general election has come and gone, but how did Florida vote? And how does voters feel the day after the election?

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Veteran’s Day is Friday, Nov. 11, and after more than a decade and a half of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, a growing generation of men and women are being honored as "post-9/11" veterans. It's a new generation of vets facing longer deployments and what many have call "a different type of war."

Voters in portions of Lee and Collier Counties will chose a new representative for Florida’s Congressional District 19th seat Tuesday/today.  Current Congressman Curt Clawson is not seeking a second term.  WGCU’s John Davis reports, voters will primarily be choosing between two candidates who have not previously held public office.

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