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.

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A 31-year-old Jacksonville man faces federal fraud charges for allegedly submitting a false claim for government disaster aid following Hurricane Irma.

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St. Johns County coffers will get a much-needed $10 million boost from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville Jaguars fans can start their late summer planning now that the four game preseason schedule has been released.

Oxfordian Kissuth / WJCT News

Smoking rates in Florida have dropped in general but in some communities, the drop is happening much more slowly than in the rest of the state.

Cherisse Lamb

Duval County homeowners whose houses were damaged by last year’s hurricanes may be eligible for new assistance money from the state.


Motorists on Interstate 95 in downtown Jacksonville should use extra caution over the next couple of weeks.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

A manatee found stranded on Vilano Beach last Sunday is being treated at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens' Manatee Critical Care Center.  

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

The city of Jacksonville continues its campaign for cleaner neighborhoods by offering cash for trash this weekend.


This Saturday on the First Coast and around the world students will take to the streets in a show of support for ending gun violence.

Wet, windy and possibly dangerous weather is in Tuesday afternoon’s forecast for the First Coast.

National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Cordero said a low pressure system moving across the area will produce strong thunderstorms, 58-mile-an-hour-plus winds and, quite possibly, destructive hail.

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Duval County Public Schools headquarters building
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Duval County school board’s search for a new superintendent is heading into its next phase.

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Florida State College at Jacksonville is getting into the restaurant business.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge will close this weekend from 6:30 Friday night until 6 a.m. Sunday for work on the mechanism that raises the roadway to allow boats to pass underneath.

Staff Sgt. Kae Thornton / U.S. Air Force

While Jacksonville is not one of the two Air National Guard locations the Air Force would prefer as a home base for its new F-35-A fighter jet, it’s still among the five sites in the running.

Kernan Middle School

The Duval County School Board’s decision this week to suspend a Kernan Middle School teacher accused of using a racial slur in his classroom has drawn the ire of the local NAACP as the case has attracted national media attention.