Fred Hickman has died. If you are about my age, he was one of the people you saw on CNN when you were young and crazy about sports. He was a real veteran in his field. Him, Nick Charles, Vince Cellini, Van Earl Wright, Jerome Jurenovich, and others. They were like the internet before there was one.
Frederick Hickman is an American TV journalist who was born on October 17, 1956. He is currently the host and editor-in-chief of the evening news show on the Black News Channel of the African American Cable News Network. He has also worked for CNN, TBS, YES Network, and ESPN. He was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois.
He went to Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and graduated in 1978. In 1980, he became the first co-host of CNN’s “Sports Tonight.” In 1989 and 1993, he won a CableACE Award, and in 2004, he won the Newcomer Award at the York Sports Emmy.
George Henry and Louise Winifred Hickman had Hickman on October 17, 1956, in Springfield, Illinois. He got his high school diploma from Springfield Southeast High School in 1974. From 1974 to 1978, he went to Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he got his bachelor’s degree. Sociology. There, he worked for KCOE-FM, a small radio station.
Hickman’s first job in radio was as a news anchor for KLWW-AM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1977. After Hickman graduated from Coe College, he moved back to his hometown of Springfield, Illinois, to play country music on the radio station WFMB-AM. At 22, Hickman became the anchor and athletic director of WICS-TV in Springfield, Missouri, in February 1978. Until May 1980.