Popular Broadcaster Fred Hickman passes away at 66

Fred Hickman during a live broadcast in 2010. By Rodgerrodger415, CC0, https en.wikipedia.org


Frederick Hickman (October 17, 1956 – November 9, 2022) was an American broadcaster who was most recently anchor & managing editor for the evening newscast of the African-American cable news channel Black News Channel. He also had stints with CNNTBSYES Network, and ESPN. Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, he graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1978, joining as an original co-host of the CNN show Sports Tonight in 1980. He received CableACE awards in 1989 and 1993, and was a New York Sports Emmy Award Winner in 2004.


Hickman was nominated for CableACE awards (Award for Cable Excellence) for best sports host every year from 1988 to 1993, winning in 1989 and 1993. In 1993, he was named “sexiest sportscaster” by the U.S. Television Fan Association. He was a New York Sports Emmy Award Winner in 2004, and was added to the Springfield Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.