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.

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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Today, the Trump administration officially ended the Obama era program known as DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals, affecting nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

On this SPECIAL EDITION of First Edition, Host Sean Yoes shares a one-on-one interview with Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

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First Edition Host Sean Yoes sits down with Luke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun as he reports on today’s meeting between Gov. Larry Hogan and city criminal justice leaders about Baltimore’s soaring homicide rate.


First Edition Host Sean Yoes sits down  with Sheryl Wood, former federal prosecutor and founder of the Wood Law Firm, to discuss the aftermath of Charlottesville, possible hate crime charges against James Alex Fields, as well as legislation in the Senate being crafted to protect special prosecutor Robert Mueller from being fired by Donald Trump as he conducts his Russia investigation.

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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There is a growing chorus of Republicans arguing Donald Trump is not fit for office, after what some would describe as another “unhinged” speech last night in Arizona.