Sean Yoes

Host, First Edition

Multi-award-winning journalist Sean Yoes is host of First Edition, a current affairs news magazine, which airs Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. on WEAA. He has worked for 25 years in newspapers, radio, television, and film. The Baltimore native began his career as an education reporter for the Baltimore AFRO American Newspaper in 1989.

Sean has been honored for his work by the National Newspaper Publishers Association; the Association of Black Media Workers; The Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association; Baltimore City Paper, and Baltimore Magazine.

In 2004, Sean won multiple awards for his series, The Road to Brown, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954. He collaborated with University of Maryland Law Professor Larry S. Gibson on the Brown series. Sean also is listed in the acknowledgements as a contributor to Gibson’s definitive biography, Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice, published by Prometheus Books in 2012.

In addition to his career in journalism, Sean spends time honing his DJ skills, primarily spinning his favorite genre, house music.

The machinations of Donald Trump connected to domestic terror in Charlottesville, have largely obscured the international tragedy unfolding in the West African nation of Sierra Leone.

Much of the nation is watching Baltimore after the city’s four Confederate monuments were removed overnight. 

First Edition Host Sean Yoes, shares a report on the recently concluded National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention in New Orleans. 


In the wake of the deadly domestic terror attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. 

First Edition Host Sean Yoes shares, a review of some of the top news stories of the week.