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  • REPORTER

  • Reporter

  • 2019 WJCT FIRST COAST CONNECT VOLUNTEER

    Calder has joined WJCT has a fall volunteer, working primarily with the First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

  • 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...

  • Music Director / Host, "Electro Lounge" & "Route 66"

    David Luckin joined WJCT as a development producer in 2000, bringing with him 19 years’ experience as a Jacksonville news photographer and a lifelong passion for music. The New York native hosted his first local music program at Gainesville’s...

  • WJCT INTERN - SUMMER 2020

    Denetra Lee is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the summer 2020 semester. 

  • FORMER WJCT NEWS INTERN - WINTER 2020

    Gannon Nolan joined WJCT News from Syracuse University as a news intern. Gannon is a Broadcast and Digital Journalism major at Syracuse's Newhouse School of Public Communications.  Before attending...

  • Senior Producer, Talk Shows

    Heather spent close to 10 years at CBS News in New York City, where she worked for CBS Network Radio, CBS This Morning and The Early Show, producing news and feature stories for television and radio. While there, she was...

  • Meteorologist

    Jeff Huffman is Chief Meteorologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In addition to his full-time position at the university's radio and television stations, WUFT-FM/TV and WRUF-TV, the latter of which he co-founded, Huffman also...

  • Editorial Director

    Editorial Director Jessica Palombo leads digital and broadcast news and podcasts at WJCT. She joined WJCT as News Director in 2014 after reporting on state government for Florida Public Radio in Tallahassee. Among her accolades...

  • Chief Operating Officer

    Karen  found her home in public broadcasting after working for several  years as a commercial television reporter. She joined WJCT in 2005 as the host of 89.9 FM’s Morning Edition and has held many different roles at the station in both radio...

  • ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Katherine Hobbs is joining WJCT as an assistant producer of talk shows following her internship at WJCT in May 2020. 

    Born in London, Katherine has lived across the United States since 2001 with the First Coast serving as her home base....

  • Kevin Meerschaert has left WJCT for new pursuits. He was the producer of First Coast Connect until October of 2018.

    Kevin was previously a...

  • WJCT News 2021 summer intern

    Mackenzie Guiry is a senior multimedia journalism major at the University of North Florida. She spent her first two years of college at Florida Atlantic University.

    At Florida Atlantic University, she wrote for the school paper, The...

  • Talk Show Host/Producer

    Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional...

  • Host, "Morning Edition" & Manager, Radio Reading Service

    Michelle Corum joined WJCT as "Morning Edition" host in 2012 and brought with her more than 10 years of experience as an announcer and reporter for public radio stations in Lawrence, Kansas, and Interlochen, Michigan.

    Her news and...

  • WJCT NEWS INTERN - FALL 2020

    Patrick Cantin is joining WJCT from the University of North Florida as a news intern for the fall 2020 semester.

    He currently majors in communications with a concentration in production and works with ...

  • Peter was an intern with WJCT during the 2020 spring semester from the University of North Florida, where he is majoring in communications. 

  • Co-Host, "Deemable Tech"

    Ray’s love for radio and technology lead him to volunteer at WJCT 89.9 FM in 2011. After volunteering during WJCT’s "First Coast Connect" for several months...

  • REPORTER

    Reporter Raymon Troncoso joined WJCT News in June of 2021 after concluding his fellowship with Report For America, where he was embedded with Capitol News Illinois covering Illinois state government with a focus on policy and equity.

  • SPRING 2020 FIRST COAST CONNECT WITH MELISSA ROSS INTERN ​

    Sarah was a WJCT during the 2020 spring semester. She's attending the University of North Florida, where she is majoring in multimedia journalism.

  • Former WJCT News reporter

  • Newsletter Editor/Community Engagement Editor

    Sydney is WJCT's Newsletter and Engagement Editor, and she's joining WJCT News from Ohio Valley ReSource, a collaborative of NPR stations covering Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia; where she was a producer and reporter, covering economic issues...

  • SUMMER INTERN 2021

    Tristan is WJCT’s 2021 Summer Reporting Intern. He has previously worked as the City and County Commission reporter for the Independent Florida Alligator, Gainesville’s student-run newspaper, and Fresh Take Florida, a news service working in...

  • Special Contributor

    Warren Miller is a writer and financial executive who lives near St. Augustine, Florida.

    As a journalist, Warren received writing awards from the Florida Magazine Association for regular columns and freelance features. He has been the...