Quincy J Walters


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 Weekend All Things Considered.

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

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Monday was International Workers Day. People around the world gathered in solidarity to stand up for worker’s rights. More than 100 people showed up to march in Immokalee. 


The wildfire in Golden Gate Estates destroyed nine structures, including four homes. The Florida Forest Service is urging people to be “Firewise”

The premise is simple: Take proactive measures to protect your house in the event of a wildfire. 


Incidents of anti-Semitism rose in 2016 from 2015, nationwide and Florida had the fourth highest number of reported anti-Semitism incidents last year, according to an annual audit by the Anti-Defamation League--an advocacy group that fights anti-Semitism and other forms of hate. 

Quincy J. Walters

Evacuations due to wildfires have been lifted in Lee and Collier Counties.  7000 acres burned in Collier at 30th Avenue in Golden Gate Estates that was 50% contained as of Sunday afternoon. Three homes were destroyed.  The cause of that fire is still under investigation.  The News-press reports an arson investigator says a fire in Lehigh Acres, which destroyed 4 homes may have been caused by a cigarette. WGCU’s Quincy Walters spent the weekend keeping up with the changing conditions in Collier.

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Collier County officials say about 5,500 acres are on fire in the Golden Gates Estates area near Naples. Welcome rain has just started falling nearby. 

Seven thousand homes are under mandatory evacuations.  At least nine homes have been destroyed. A voluntary evacuation is also in effect, yet some people have chosen to stay. 

Governor Rick Scott dispatched the Florida National Guard Friday to help with the evacuation. This morning, Scott spoke at the Collier County Emergency Management building.