Cyd Hoskinson

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 trail 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 President Jimmy Carter, Coretta Scott King, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, newspaper columnist Sydney J. Harris, Joan Fontaine and 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.

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) is urging the Department of Agriculture to extend the deadline for Floridians to apply for emergency food benefits in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday it has knocked out a major source of street level heroin on the First Coast.


The mass shooting in Las Vegas is focusing public attention on the fact that in an emergency, a victim’s survival could depend on someone with no medical training.

58 people died and more than 500 were wounded when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor country music concert from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

Trauma personnel on the scene said the death toll would have been much higher if other concertgoers hadn’t acted immediately to keep people from bleeding out.

For the third year in a row, the proposed Jacksonville city budget contains no money for updating or expanding the medical examiner’s office —that’s despite an increased workload and overcrowding from drug-overdose deaths.

Jacksonville is one of six Florida cities Congress has approved for new VA outpatient facilities. 

A missing Citrus County woman with dementia was recently rescued with the help of something called a scent preservation kit.

A blue-green algae bloom in Doctors Lake is posing a serious health risk to swimmers.

Corrected 7/24: This story was corrected to clarify that the hospital operated in the building for only about a decade. The original version of this story incorrectly stated that the building housed the hospital from 1855 until 1964. We regret the error. 

Historic Brewster Hospital in Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood could soon become the North Florida Land Trust’s new headquarters.

The Duval County Health Department will receive just over a half million dollars from the state Department of Environmental Protection for its septic tank survey project.

The Clay County Humane Society is trying to get a jump on dog flu before it has a chance to spread.

Environmentalists unhappy with Florida lawmakers are vowing to keep fighting over this year’s lack of funding for land acquisition under the state’s Water and Land Conservation Amendment.

The activist group — 1000 Friends of Florida — said Wednesday it plans to make conservation funding a priority in the 2018 legislative session.

A key component of the strategy involves mobilizing the citizenry, says the group’s Ryan Smart.

Tick-borne Lyme disease, which can cause life-threatening illness, remains a concern in Florida.

Demonstrators gathered outside a Jacksonville restaurant Tuesday to protest 4th District Congressman John Rutherford’s vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Jacksonville mental health providers want to make sure there are enough clinicians, so they're donating nearly $1 million to the University of North Florida to train psychiatric nurse practitioners.

Northeast Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced Tuesday her office is creating a new division to go after human traffickers on the First Coast.

As the use of electronic cigarettes goes up, so do concerns about their safety.

Because users can control the amount of nicotine they’re inhaling, the devices are helping some cigarette smokers kick the habit. But the batteries in these gadgets have been known to explode, resulting in broken bones, serious burns and lawsuits, even here in Florida.

A campaign is currently underway in Florida to educate parents about a childhood vaccine that can prevent cancers associated with the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, in adulthood.

First Coast mosquito control workers are fighting a spike in the disease-carrying insects after Hurricane Matthew.

Both St. Johns and Duval Counties recently turned to aerial spraying to better combat the swarms that are attracted to standing water — but the two counties differed in the type of advance notice they've given residents.  

Lyme disease has been called the great imitator because its symptoms can look like anything from multiple sclerosis and lupus to Alzheimer’s disease or autism. And the U.S. will see more than 300,000 new cases of tick-transmitted disease this year.

A national healthcare company showed off its first Florida clinic today and it’s right here in Jacksonville. 

Alignment Healthcare is partnering with St. Vincent’s HealthCare and Florida Blue to provide comprehensive care to Medicare patients in Clay and Duval Counties.

Alignment Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer Doctor Henry Do says one way they do that is with what’s called population care.