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

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.