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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Vice President Joe Biden ended his 2-day campaign trip through South Florida Saturday afternoon with a rally in Fort Myers.  Biden spoke before a crowd of more than 2,000 people at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Park Recreation Center in South Fort Myers.

The level of economic freedom in the U.S. is in decline and is expected to continue falling.  That’s according to the Economic Freedom of the World Report released this month by the conservative non-profit Frasier Institute. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”.  Florida Gulf Coast University is commemorating the anniversary with a week-long film and lecture series about the impact of our use of and exposure to manmade chemicals.

Parents, educators, business leaders and other stakeholders gather in Naples Saturday, September 15th for the first “Creating a Future for Adults with Autism” Conference.  The impetuous behind the conference is one mother’s mission to build a future for her own child.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

A settlement has been reached between developers and a consortium of environmental organizations to provide restoration or preservation of more than 1,000 acres of wetland habitat in Northern Collier County. 

The settlement ends more than ten years of litigation over construction of Mirasol, a golf course community in North Naples which environmental advocates say would degrade the health of the Cocohatchee Slough.  The slough is a wetland flowway originating from the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.