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

File photo of a Publix store
SCOTT ISKOWITZ / ASSOCIATED PRESS

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
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

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

Photo of gas pump
Steven Senne / Associated Press

Gas prices have jumped 11 cents over the past week, bringing the average price at the pump for regular unleaded to $2.72 a gallon in Florida.

The American flag is flown at half-staff in front of Vero Beach Fire Station 2, honoring Vero Beach Battalion Chief David Dangerfield in this 2016 file photo. Wednesday flags will be lowered across Florida in honor of those lost to the pandemic.
Alan Diaz / Associated Press

The U.S. and the state flag will be flown at half-staff across Florida Wednesday in remembrance of all those who have died of the coronavirus during the past year.

Heather Schatz / WJCT News file photo

Here’s a sign that life may be slowly getting back to normal: the return of toll charges for people who want to drive on St. Johns County beaches.

The main entrance at the Jacksonville Zoo is pictured.
Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ 21-year-old female jaguar, Zenta, was attacked and killed by a 12-year old male jaguar named Harry over the weekend.

St. Johns County

St. Johns County is giving its utility customers another month and a half before resuming late fees and disconnections.

In this Jan. 19, 2021, photo, Robert Owens, 90, stands in line with other residents to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach.
LYNNE SLADKY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Residents who didn’t snag a St. Johns County coronavirus vaccination appointment when additional spots opened up Thursday morning, Jan. 28, will have to wait awhile longer for their shot.

A scene from THE PLAYERS Championship on March 13, 2020, shortly after it was canceled last year due to COVID-19.
LYNNE SLADKY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Spectators will return to THE PLAYERS Championship at Sawgrass this year.

Friendship Fountain will be featured in a 30-second video for the Parade Across America
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Andrew Jackson High School’s Flying Lady Tigers drill team is among a select group of performers taking part in Wednesday’s Presidential Inaugural Parade. Unlike previous inaugural parades, this one is virtual — due to COVID-19.

Photo of school bus
Indiana Public Media file photo

The Duval County Public Schools system wants to know what it can do better when it comes to school buses.

A live oak tree was moved from the Lightner museum to Robert Hayling Freedom Park.
City of St. Augustine

A live oak tree that stood for two decades behind St. Augustine’s Lightner Museum now graces a small hill in Robert Hayling Freedom Park on Riberia Point.

St. Johns County has another 500 doses of the coronavirus vaccine it plans to administer this Friday.

File photo of a food distribution event.
LYNNE SLADKY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Farm Share plans to host two food distribution events in the Jacksonville area this week.

The first is Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the American Legion Post on County Road 218 in Middleburg. Distribution begins at 8:30 in the morning.

St. Johns County has run out of COVID-19 vaccine doses and officials don’t expect another shipment for at least a week.

City of Atlantic Beach

Three Northeast Florida cities and two nonprofit groups will receive nearly $2 million from the state to help protect the region from damage caused by future storms.

LYNNE SLADKY / ASSOCIATED PRESS

St. Johns County residents can begin making coronavirus vaccination appointments later this week.

DeSantis Breaks With CDC, Puts Vaccine Focus On Seniors Over Essential Workers

Dec 23, 2020
Chris O'Meara / AP Photo

Five more people are confirmed to have died from coronavirus in Duval County since Tuesday, and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Duval jumped by nearly 700 overnight. And with two days until Christmas, more than 320 people in the county remain hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19.

BISHOP MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND NATURE

With the Winter Solstice on Monday comes what astronomers are calling the Great Conjunction.

City Rescue Mission / Via Facebook

The City Rescue Mission serves the homeless and addicted in Downtown Jacksonville, and now participants in one of its programs will have a place to work out.

Charlies Riedel / Associated Press file photo

Southwest Airlines will offer two new daily nonstop flights from Jacksonville this spring.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office lifts off from Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.
JOHN RAOUX / ASSOCIATED PRESS

New names for two Florida Air Force bases will reflect their involvement with the fledgling U.S. Space Force.

ELAINE THOMPSON / ASSOCIATED PRESS

On April 1, just weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic, 7,773 people in Florida had tested positive for the insidious disease. By July 1, that total was up to 158,997. On Oct. 1, it had leaped to 709,144.

Pictured is the fireworks display that took place immediately following the 2019 Downtown Jacksonville boat parade.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Jacksonville kicks off the holiday season next Saturday, November 28, with the annual Light Boat Parade along the St. Johns River.

A Florida Blue Drive-Up Flu Shot Clinic is pictured.
Florida Blue

Florida Blue is teaming up with Walgreens to provide no cost flu shots, Nov. 18, this Wednesday in Jacksonville.

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