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

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press

The mass shooting in Las Vegas is focusing public attention on the fact that in an emergency, a victim’s survival could depend on someone with no medical training.

58 people died and more than 500 were wounded when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor country music concert from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

Trauma personnel on the scene said the death toll would have been much higher if other concertgoers hadn’t acted immediately to keep people from bleeding out.


Starting late Thursday night, the section of Main Street between State and Union Streets will no longer be one-way.

Stan Cleiland / WJCT

A new exhibit that’s centered around the fashion of the PBS series opens to the public at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine on October 4.

Beatrice Sanchez / WJCT News

Hurricane Irma may be gone but the storm will still have an impact on Florida-Georgia weekend, which is just three-and-a-half weeks away.


The USDA is recalling more than 38 thousand pounds of ground turkey processed in North Carolina and distributed to stores in nine states, including Florida and Georgia.

All of the beaches in St. Johns County have been closed to vehicles because of unusually high surf and tides.

Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann U.S. Coast Guard PIAT

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with several federal and state agencies to assess vessels that became unmoored or sank during Hurricane Irma and prioritize the threats they pose to safety and navigation.

The weekend rain impacting Northeast Florida could push more water up along beaches and rivers.

City of Palm Coast

The hot sun will no longer stop the fun at four Palm Coast playgrounds in Flagler County. hosts in the Jacksonville metro area can now offer free stays to people displaced by Hurricane Irma.

JEA power restoration

About 26,000 JEA customers were without electricity Friday afternoon, following Hurricane Irma’s hit early this week.

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Georgia Public Broadcasting

Jacksonville-based nonprofit Changing Homelessness is asking people to donate their unused storm supplies for the homeless and those displaced by Hurricane Irma.

San Marco FEMA trailer
Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Residents on the First Coast are being encouraged to apply for federal disaster relief online or by phone after Hurricane Irma left behind damaged homes, record flooding, and power outages.

Those without internet or telephone access can also get help in person at a number of pop-up Federal Emergency Management Agency centers.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

JEA CEO Paul McElroy pleaded for customer’s patience as 87,469 JEA customers were still without power Wednesday evening.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

As of Sunday at 5:45 p.m., more than 2,000 JEA customers were in the dark already the effects of a severe nor’easter blew threw Northeast Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma’s expected approach overnight Sunday or early Monday.

JEA and other utility companies say it’s inevitable more people in Northeast Florida will be without power during the next few days.