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 trial 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 former President Jimmy Carter, Coretta Scott King, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, newspaper columnist Sydney J. Harris, Joan Fontaine and celebrity chef 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.

Ways to Connect

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville is the site of the city’s first Hispanic Heritage Celebration this weekend.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is partnering with the Sulzbacher Center to help homeless women dress for success.

David Luckin / WJCT

Two Jacksonville-area hospitals are opening their doors to patients being evacuated from facilities in the path of Hurricane Florence while Florida utility crews make their way to the Carolinas.


Parents on the First Coast will have the opportunity in coming months to learn more about how predators use social media apps to target their children.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Seventeen years ago on Septemer 11, 2001, America watched in horror as two  hijacked commercial airliners slammed into the World Trade towers in New York City, an act of terrorism that killed nearly 3,00,000 people and injured many thousands more.

Bruce Lipsky / The Florida Times-Union

With Florence now a major hurricane and currently forecast to head to the Carolinas, First Coast area beachgoers need be aware of possible life threatening rip-currents this week.


St. Johns County and the City of Jacksonville Beach will be getting more money from the federal government to help with clean-up costs associated with Hurricane Irma last September.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

A problem with the width of the ballot at several Duval County polling locations is causing some ballots to be rejected by the tabulation machines.

JJ Harrison / Wikimedia Commons

Public health officials confirm a third person on the First Coast has been infected with the West Nile virus.


Maintenance work on the Ortega River Drawbridge on Jacksonville’s Westside will mean traffic detours this week for motorists on State Road 211.

Petteri Sulonen / Wikimedia Commons

People in Clay County whose dog or cat gets sick after the vet’s office has closed for the day can now take their pet to an after-hours clinic run by the nonprofit Clay Humane Society.

Chris O’Meara / Associated Press

The peak of hurricane season has arrived although the Atlantic has been unusually quiet.

Clay County Sheriff's Office

The body of a Clay County deputy who was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday morning is being transferred to a funeral home in Green Cove Springs.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum rides his campaign bus to Jacksonville this evening.

City of St. Augustine

St. Augustine City Commissioners are getting down to business this week on the proposed $58 million budget for the 2019 fiscal year.