Lindsey Kilbride


Reporter Lindsey Kilbride joined WJCT News in 2015 after completing the radio documentary program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.

Lindsey also has a degree in multimedia journalism from the University of North Florida, and she's a former WJCT News intern.

When she's not drinking coffee on deadline, she can be found cuddling her cats. 

Ways to Connect

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Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri is pitching his human rights ordinance bill in one-on-one meetings with other council members. His first one, with Councilman Aaron Bowman, was Wednesday afternoon.

"He had some great questions to ask about the language, that we have to make sure that it’s in plain English and people understand what it does instead of having a whole list, a parade of horribles out there, people saying the sky is falling," Hazouri said after the meeting. "And it’s not falling.”

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Sen. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) wants to educate her constituents about clean energy.

Gibson hosted faith and community leaders at her local office Wednesday. They talked about how to get people to understand how energy efficiency benefits them.


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Duval County Public Schools announced a historic high graduation rate Tuesday.

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Any 4-year-old in Florida can go to prekindergarten for free. The state-funded program is aimed at getting the youngest students ready for kindergarten.

In our “Lessons Learned Early” series, we following two prekindergarteners through their first year of school ever.


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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is asking the state Legislature to extend a half-cent sales tax to pay off the city’s $2.6 billion unfunded pension liability. Police and Fire Pension Fund debt make up more than half of it.

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It’s winter break for most public school students. Some of them spent one of their last days of freedom at Kona, a Jacksonville skate park.

Fifth-grader Sam Myers was practicing some tricks Wednesday afternoon.


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The Jacksonville nonprofit Ability Housing says public housing for the homeless is a good way to use public resources.

Ability Housing provides homes for people who don't have them. Executive Director Shannon Nazworth says when people are living on the streets they’re costing the state more than when they’re housed, mainly in emergency room visits and prison stays.


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It was 85 degrees on a December Monday in Jacksonville, but 10-year-old Kiera Daniels was ice skating, sort of, at Unity Plaza in Riverside.



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A mistake by Florida healthcare regulators may have exposed the personal information of thousands of Northeast Florida patients.

The Agency for Health Care Administration accidentally sent inspection records to a landfill, instead of a shredder, last month.


Community Thread


WJCT’s "Community Thread" invites listeners to submit questions on topics that affects all of us. The project started with a TV show on public schools last month. Now, our WJCT News reporters are working to answer questions that didn’t make it on the show.



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On Monday, the sound of barking dogs echoed down a hallway of kennels at the Jacksonville Humane Society.  Director Dianne Wiles said it's not what she and her staff want to hear on Christmas Eve, just three days away. They’re hoping no dogs or cats will be left at the shelter on Beach Boulevard over the holiday.

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The Duval County School District is extending an online survey through the holidays to gather parents’ input on mandatory uniforms. Friday was original deadline for the community to weigh in.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti wants all elementary and middle school students to wear uniforms next year.


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Jacksonville City Councilmen Bill Gulliford and Tommy Hazouri are sponsoring competing anti-discrimination bills, which will start moving through Council next month.

Gulliford introduced his human-rights ordinance bill, with a requirement for voters to decide on the issue, Wednesday morning.


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It was standing room only at Tuesday’s community forum on Jacksonville’s human-rights ordinance.

The panel discussion was the third and final one hosted by  Mayor Lenny Curry as he considers expanding anti-discrimination protections to LGBT residents.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll be watching Tuesday’s Republican debate on CNN.

On Monday in Jacksonville, the Republican governor said the GOP candidates should focus on four key areas: job creation, balancing the federal budget, regulation reduction and ISIS.