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.

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First Edition host Sean Yoes reviews some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics.

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First Edition host Sean Yoes talks to Lisa Snowden-McCray, associate editor of City Paper, about the seemingly convoluted process of installing a law enforcement Civilian Review Board as well as the implementation of the consent decree with the Department of Justice. 

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In the wake of the recent murder murder captured on Facebook live and the accidental suicide on Instagram, how do we protect our children from the burgeoning horrors of social media? First Edition host Sean Yoes talks to Kaye Wise Whitehead, author, public intellectual and professor at Loyola University of Maryland. 

Dr. Dallas Dance, 2014.
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Baltimore County Public Schools CEO Dr. Dallas Dance suddenly announced his resignation on Tuesday. Why is he stepping down, after recently renewing his contract with the county? 

The so-called opioid epidemic in Maryland is literally overwhelming the State Medical Examiner’s officer, according to a recent report, which could cause the office to lose accreditation. First Edition host Sean Yoes has a full report, including insights from Israel Cason, founder of I Can’t, We Can, the addiction recovery facility.

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