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

Jason DeCrow / Associated Press

Fans of the late Tom Petty are in for a treat.

Mayo Clinic

Plans are in the works at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville to be able to substantially reduce the time patients spend in the hospital.

The Wolfburg family

A new fellowship program is meant to help Duval County teachers encourage diversity and nurture inclusion at school.

Downtown Jacksonville and the VyStar Memorial Veterans Arena, where part of the RNC will be held, are pictured.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Some city leaders may be ecstatic that Jacksonville will host part of the Republican National Convention in August, but the majority of residents are less than thrilled by the idea, according to a new University of North Florida public opinion poll, which touched on a wide array of topics.

Ebyabe / Wikimedia Commons

State forests will start reopening for recreation next month but don’t expect to pay admission in cash.

Photo of the VA COVID-19 screening tool.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Veterans and their caregivers in North Florida and South Georgia are being urged to use a new smartphone-friendly COVID-19 screening tool before showing up at a Veterans Administration hospital or outpatient clinic.

Jacksonville Public Library sign
LINDSEY KILBRIDE / WJCT NEWS

Jacksonville’s four regional libraries will reopen on Monday, June 22.

The Confederate War Memorial in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
Ebyabe / Wikimedia Commons

The fate of the Confederate monument in Downtown St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion will likely be decided at this Monday’s city commission meeting.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody
Steve Cannon / Associated Press

The coronavirus pandemic is resulting in some college students looking for jobs becoming the target of online scams.

Centennial Towers at 230 E. 1st Street in Jacksonville will be renovated.
Jacksonville Housing Authority

Residents of Jacksonville’s Centennial Towers senior living community in Springfield will be seeing improvements.

JEA's Downtown Jacksonville headquarters building is pictured.
BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

Eight members of JEA’s senior leadership team are being fired. The question now is whether they’ll be eligible for the severance packages included in their contracts.

The University of North Florida
News4Jax

The University of North Florida is planning several town hall meetings and a web portal to take suggestions on how to reopen to students this fall.

GENE J. PUSKAR / ASSOCIATED PRESS

UF Health Jacksonville is offering free, walk-up coronavirus testing at several Duval County locations this week.

A man fishes in the Indian River Lagoon at sunrise Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Titusville.
Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

It’s time to get that fishing rod and tackle box down from the shelf in the garage.

DroneBase file photo / Via Associated Press

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts Monday and forecasters expect it to be a busy one.

BOB SELF / THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

While families and friends are welcome to visit Jacksonville’s National Cemetery on Memorial Day, they will not see thousands of small American flags decorating the gravesites as in years past.

WWW.ENERGY.GOV

Gas prices are creeping up as businesses reopen and people get back to doing the things they couldn’t do during the total coronavirus shutdown.

Photo of LifeSouth bloodmobile
LifeSouth

The resumption of elective surgeries means hospitals in Northeast Florida need more blood.

SKY LEBRON / WJCT NEWS

Wednesday was the last day COVID-19 that tests were offered at Jacksonville’s Prime Osborn Convention Center.

Duval County Public Schools headquarters
Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

Administrators at Duval County Public Schools are asking students, parents and staff for their input as the district plans for how to reopen schools in the fall.

Aerial file photo of the Okefenokee Swamp.
Ric Feld / Associated Press

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a virtual public hearing Wednesday afternoon on a proposal to mine for heavy minerals next to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Southeast Georgia near the Florida border.

SKY LEBRON / WJCT NEWS

Drive-thru coronavirus testing will be available in Woodbine, Georgia this Monday, May 11.

Photo of people driving on a St. Johns County beach.
HEATHER SCHATZ / WJCT NEWS

For people who have been wondering when they would be able to drive on St. Johns County beaches again, the answer is very soon.

Jacksonville Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Stephanie Burch
News4Jax

Jacksonville’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Stephanie Burch, will give a sworn statement to the special City Council committee investigating the failed attempt to sell JEA.

St. Johns Cultural Council / Via Facebook

It didn’t take long after the first safer-at-home order was issued in March for arts and cultural groups to embrace the internet as a live performance venue.

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a Monday news conference in Tallahassee.
PBS NewsHour

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is praising Duval County’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to reopen the local economy as safely as possible.

LINDSEY KILBRIDE / WJCT NEWS

Now that changes to Jacksonville’s human rights ordinance (HRO) have been struck down in a Florida appeals court, what happens next?

CYD HOSKINSON / WJCT NEWS

The Florida Department of Education (DOE) is trying to work out when it will be safe to reopen the public schools.

Jacksonville Daily Record

As Jacksonville works on plans to reopen its economy, the economic fallout continues growing.

BILL BORTZFIELD / WJCT NEWS

The Jacksonville area continues to have some of the cheapest gas in the state.

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