Quincy J Walters

Reporter

Quincy Walters is a reporter and backup host for WGCU.

He started in public radio as an intern at WUSF, the NPR member station for the Tampa Bay area. A year later, he was a production intern for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered in Washington, D.C. After Quincy’s internship, he returned to WUSF as a reporter.

His stories have aired on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Quincy earned a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of South Florida.

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The City of Fort Myers  wants to remove lime sludge from a plot of land in the Dunbar community. For decades during the 20th century, the city used a vacant lot in the predominately-black neighborhood near downtown to dump a toxic byproduct of the water treatment process.

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Fort Myers police arrested a man Monday for the Zombicon shooting of 2015 that left one person dead and five injured.

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Two schools in Collier County were on alert Wednesday, after a social media post indicated there could be a shooting at Palmetto Ridge and Gulf Coast High Schools. On Thursday, Collier County Public Schools’ Superintendent Kamela Patton held a press conference to address what happened. W

Patton’s opened her press conference by assuring that safety is the Collier County Public Schools’ number one priority.  

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Wednesday began with heightened tension for parents and students with social media threats throughout the state in the wake of the mass shooting exactly one week after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting- which left seventeen people dead. A threat caused a flurry of panic at two Collier county schools, caused another school to go on lockdown in Manatee County, and caused parents to leave work, yanking their kids out of class. 

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Florida Gulf Coast University held a vigil Tuesday night for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that happened last week. Seventeen students and adults were killed. This vigil was planned days earlier - yet happened hours after the Florida legislature voted down a motion to consider a ban on certain assault weapons. 

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