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


A petition drive is underway in an attempt to get the St. Johns County school board to require everyone to wear face masks in school buildings for the fall semester.


The University of North Florida is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations on campus through this Friday, July 30.

Naval Air Station Jacksonville

Make sure you’ve got your face mask when you head to Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

A Zoom court proceeding is pictured in this April 2020 file photo.
Ed White / Associated Press

As COVID-19 cases surge in Florida, a lawyers’ group is urging the state to return to virtual court hearings.

Columbia Restaurant / Via Facebook

Florida’s governor continues to prohibit local governments from enforcing mask mandates  — but at least one area business is voluntarily requiring its own staff to return to wearing face masks at work.

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

LifeSouth is making an urgent plea for blood donors in Jacksonville.

Elise Amendola / Associated Press file photo

A Jacksonville husband and wife who owned a couple of local convenience stores will each spend a year-and-a-half behind bars for ripping off the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps needy families put healthy food on their tables.


The St. Johns County School District is asking parents to take a dress code survey at the same time the federal government is investigating parents’ complaint that the district’s dress code discriminates against female students.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is celebrating yet another birth this year - this one a giraffe.

City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Western Duval County is under a Tropical Storm Watch as the city prepares for Tropical Storm Elsa.


Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville is in urgent need of blood, especially universal Type O for emergencies.


The average price of regular unleaded jumped 12 cents in a single week in Florida.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Coastal Georgia’s public health department is warning beachgoers to watch out for oil from a capsized cargo ship.

Griffith Observatory

A total lunar eclipse this week promises to be visually stunning.

The CSX headquarters building on the Northbank in Downtown Jacksonville is pictured.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville-based CSX announced Wednesday it’s buying a trucking company that specializes in hauling liquid chemicals.

Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters / Via Twitter

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue is hiring emergency communications officers to answer 911 and non-emergency calls and to send personnel and equipment where needed.

FSCJ Artist Series

Now’s your chance to “come on down” and play The Price Is Right.

File photo of a fox.
Airwolfhound/British Wildlife Centre / Via Wikimedia Commons

A rabies alert has been issued for the Yulee area in central Nassau County after a fox tested positive for the fatal disease.


Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History is hosting a couple of evening events this month it refers to as “mini comic cons.”

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s season opener is tonight, May 4, at 1211 Financial Ballpark in Downtown Jacksonville, the first game of a 6-game homestand against the Norfolk Tides.

It’s Jaguars. Easy. Right? Well, hold on a minute.

Paul, a WJCT News 89.9 listener from St. Johns County, wrote us Monday to say he heard the name of the team mispronounced on-air, which resurfaced a long-running debate. Is the proper pronunciation "jag-wahrs" or "jag-wires?"


Jacksonville-based Southeastern Grocers wants to make it easier for customers to get a coronavirus shot.

Mary Altaffer, Pool photographer / Via Associated Press

A clinical trial of the Novovax coronavirus vaccine gets underway next week in Jacksonville for children 12- to 17-years-old.

File photo of a Publix store

Publix is joining the list of grocery stores that accept online payments from people who rely on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Ark Wildlife Sanctuary / Via Facebook

Ailing skunks, squirrels and raccoons will be getting some new neighbors at the Ark Wildlife Sanctuary in Hilliard. The animal rescue can now care for badgers, bobcats, leopards, wolves and other wildlife. 

COVID-19 vaccine being administered.
Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

Wednesday, April 28, is the last day St. Johns County will offer first doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center on Duval Street.

The Blue Angels are pictured flying over TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville last May.
Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Keep your eyes on the skies the next few days as the Blue Angels practice at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on the Westside.

Steven Senne / Associated Press

Instead of inching ever higher, Florida gas prices have actually fallen a couple of pennies in recent days.

Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press

Coronavirus vaccines are now open to everyone age 50 and up in Florida, but a University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville doctor would like to see that number dropped down to age 16.

Vote Here sign

The Municipal Super Tuesday Election for Keystone Heights and Orange Park is set for Tuesday, April 13.