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 has had stints with CNN, TBS, YES 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.
Fred Hickman Parents: Meet Louise Winifred Hickman, George Henry
Hickman was born on October 17, 1956 in Springfield, Illinois to George Henry and Louise Winifred Hickman.
He graduated from Springfield Southeast High School in 1974, then attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from 1974 to 1978, where he earned a B.S. in sociology.
While there he worked at the low power KCOE-FM radio station.