Cyd Hoskinson

Reporter / Host, "All Things Considered"

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.  Among her many accomplishments, she hosted and produced a children’s radio show called BALLOONS; covered the Ted Bundy trail and, later, the Atlanta child murder trials; co-wrote, researched and produced FLYERS OF FORTUNE, a radio documentary about an American pilot who fought in the Spanish Civil War; co-produced a storytelling festival, TELLING TALES, at the Carter Center in Atlanta; interviewed President Jimmy Carter, Coretta Scott King, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, newspaper columnist Sydney J. Harris, Joan Fontaine and Emeril Lagasse.

Cyd is also a big fan of modern audio drama and, before coming to Jacksonville, she served on the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company’s Board of Directors.

She has a degree in elementary education from Florida State University. Everything else she’s picked up along the way.

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People’s perception of public education in Duval County continues to be at odds with reality in some key areas, according to the fourth annual Public Education Perceptions Poll sponsored by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.

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A lawsuit challenging the pension sales-tax referendum Jacksonville voters passed in August could soon include six additional accusations against city leaders.

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Shawn Liu with Changing Homelessness sent the first groups of clipboard carrying volunteers out around 4 a.m. to canvass downtown.

That's because, Wednesday was when the nationwide homeless census — called the point-in-time count — was taken of people living in shelters and on the streets in Jacksonville. 

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Northeast Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced Tuesday her office is creating a new division to go after human traffickers on the First Coast.

“Because these crimes intersect with almost all different areas of the criminal justice system including drug trafficking, sexual assault and others,” Nelson said. “And because these crimes affect some of the most vulnerable in our community, adding these dedicated resources is a way that we can help those preyed upon to end this vicious cycle.”

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s elevated Skyway monorail system is due for a face lift.  What that looks like will depend, in part, on the public.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is renewing his call for state colleges and universities to be more affordable —and this morning he brought that message to the offices of software company Hashrocket in Jacksonville Beach.

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As the use of electronic cigarettes goes up, so do concerns about their safety.

Because users can control the amount of nicotine they’re inhaling, the devices are helping some cigarette smokers kick the habit. But the batteries in these gadgets have been known to explode, resulting in broken bones, serious burns and lawsuits, even here in Florida.

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A memorial service was held in Jacksonville on Wednesday to remember two dozen homeless men and women who died in 2016.

Doug Orange, 51, works as a certified recovery peer specialist at the Sulzbacher Center, which provides shelter and services to Jacksonville’s homeless.  Orange was homeless for five years in his 20s. He said remembering those who died is important.

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A campaign is currently underway in Florida to educate parents about a childhood vaccine that can prevent cancers associated with the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, in adulthood.

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The Jacksonville non-profit Rethreaded is issuing a challenge for shoppers: Support survivors of human trafficking with your purchases this holiday season.

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The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is spearheading an effort to get employers to give people with arrest records a chance.

Representatives from dozens of large and small companies gathered on the steps of the Chamber building Tuesday in support of Project Open Door.

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Election Day may be over, but thousands of votes have yet to be counted.

Duval County Elections Supervisor Mike Hogan said his office will start counting provisional ballots this morning and wait for the rest of the military absentee ballots to arrive in the mail.

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The big game between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia is Saturday afternoon at EverBank Field.  

But football isn’t the only traditional rivalry the Gators and Bulldogs will engage in this weekend.

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First Coast mosquito control workers are fighting a spike in the disease-carrying insects after Hurricane Matthew.

Both St. Johns and Duval Counties recently turned to aerial spraying to better combat the swarms that are attracted to standing water — but the two counties differed in the type of advance notice they've given residents.  

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RV City, with its rows of tailgaters near EverBank Field, was already filling up Tuesday in anticipation of Saturday’s annual match-up between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia.

The messages to fans from event organizers and city officials are arrive early be patient.

Chief Leonard Propper with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office urges fans to take advantage of the five-hour window between when they can park their car and when they can get inside the stadium.

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