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 Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Clay and Putnam counties  due to Tropical Storm Eta. The storm is expected to affect the First Coast as a depression beginning overnight on Thursday, with the worst effects expected in Jacksonville around sunrise on Thursday.

Conditions are expected to rapidly improve by Thursday afternoon across most areas of the state.

Mayo Clinic

Nonprofit groups working to eliminate racism and promote diversity on the First Coast can apply for a chance at getting financial help from the Mayo Clinic.

Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Hang on to that little “I Voted” sticker you get after casting your ballot. It’ll get you free stuff on Election Day this Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Photo: Bill Bortzfield/WJCT News / Logo: Taxslayer Gator Bowl

TaxSlayer and ESPN announced Friday the 76th annual Gator Bowl college football game will be played Saturday, January 2 at TIAA Bank Field.

Voters line up on Oct. 19 to cast their ballots at the Southeast Regional Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Nearly 55% of Florida voters have already cast their ballots ahead of the final weekend of early voting.

Trump and Biden

With the election approaching next Tuesday, both presidential campaigns are trying to drum up support in the battleground of Florida this week.

Early voters come and go Monday at the Regency Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library.

A coalition of African Methodist Episcopal churches in Jacksonville is offering free rides to the polls for people on the north and west sides of the city.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Duval County will be adding another vote-by-mail drop box. This one will be at TIAA Bank Field.

This file photo shows a portion of Naval Air Station Jacksonville with the Downtown skyline in the background.
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Lynn Friant / U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons

Don’t be alarmed if you hear the sound of explosions and gunfire coming from Naval Air Station Jacksonville over the next few days.


Naval Air Station Jacksonville is celebrating its 80th birthday this week.


The Camden County Board of Elections is getting an infusion of funds to try to ensure voters’ safety during the coronavirus epidemic.

The KISMET is pictured along the Northbank in Downtown Jacksonville in May 2020.
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is asking a cool $200 million for the 300-foot super yacht he bought in 2014.


The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming general election is Monday, October 5.


The public is invited to help determine the way forward for the Duval County public school system.

Business Wire / Via Associated Press

Doctors say getting a flu shot is more important now than ever before as coronavirus and the flu threaten a simultaneous “twindemic.”

First Coast families who choose to homeschool their middle and high school aged children during the coronavirus pandemic now have another resource for augmenting those lessons.

Arial view of the University of Florida campus.

The University of Florida has moved up while Florida State University drops down in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of public universities released Monday.

Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press

The state of Florida is severing ties with Quest Diagnostics after the lab company failed to report nearly 75,000 COVID-19 test results in a timely manner, with some of them dating back to April.


Winn-Dixie and Harveys are offering a new contactless drug delivery service.

Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press

It’s that time of year when the Perseids put on a light show in the dark night sky.

Andrew Harnik / AP Photo

Floridians facing eviction because of non-payment due to the coronavirus pandemic now have a new tool in their legal toolbox.

Chris O'Meara / Associated Press

Duval is one of three Florida counties where people caring for wounded, sick or injured military veterans can now apply for some time-off.

File photo of girl getting her vaccinations
Toby Talbot / Associated Press file photo

The Clay County Health Department has scheduled a three week Back-to-School Immunization Drive that will start Monday.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel

You’re going to need a face mask to check into most hotels.

Ascension St. Vincent's Clay County hospital is pictured.
Ascension St. Vincent's

Some Jacksonville hospitals are changing their patient visitation policies in response to the recent surge in coronavirus cases.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press file photo

As the coronavirus pandemic leaves many elderly people without visitors, a Jacksonville nonprofit is expanding its social support network for seniors who live alone thanks to a new grant.

JEA's Downtown headquarters building is pictured behind Jacksonville's City Hall.

People facing eviction can’t be tossed out of their homes until August 1 thanks to a statewide moratorium on evictions. But JEA customers who are behind on their bills could see their electricity and water turned-off starting Thursday, July 9.

File photo of a classroom.
Jon Super / Associated Press

Duval County students returning to the classroom this fall will sit behind protective barriers meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The Sunshine Bus Company

The Sunshine Bus Company in St. Johns County is being cautious as it enters the second phase of its reopening plan.


That haze in the air around the First Coat Friday is dust from the Sahara Desert.