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.

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.