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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FSCJ / Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville is taking steps to make sure no students are going hungry.

The college recently opened a student food pantry on its South Campus on Beach Boulevard.

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Crews continue to battle a huge wildfire that started nearly two weeks ago in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Georgia and has now spread to Northeast Florida.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Jacksonville’s minor league baseball team, the Jumbo Shrimp, played Wednesday night's season opener before a near record home crowd of more than 10,000 fans — that’s after many fans booed the team’s name change from the Jacksonville Suns last fall.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Tuesday is the last day for Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp fans to pick a name for the team’s new mascot. 

Last year, when the Jacksonville Suns became the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the team adopted a pink, muscle-bound, fighting crustacean as its logo.

Spokesman Marco LaNave calls it “the J shrimp” because it’s “in the shape of a J naturally — for Jacksonville." But the scrappy little fellow is as yet nameless.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

If you’re planning on taking in some games at the baseball grounds this season and you’re wondering what to eat at the ballpark, keep in mind: They’re not called the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp for nothing.

Last year, the new owner Ken Babby changed the name of the Class AA minor league team from the Suns to the Jumbo Shrimp. 

And Thursday the team rolled out some of the new shrimp dishes on the menu.