Fred Hickman

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Date of Birth October 17, 1956
Place of Birth Illinois
Age 64 years old
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Fred Hickman

Frederick Douglass "Fred" Hickman is an American broadcaster who 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.

Born: Frederick Douglass Hickman, Oct 17, 1956, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Residence: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Years active: 1977-present
Employer: Nexstar Broadcasting
Known for: original co-host of the CNN show Sports Tonight (1980) Work as sportscaster for various ESPN programs, which include ESPN SportsCenter ESPN Classic and NBA Coast to Coast
Spouse(s): Sheila Bowers Hickman, Denise Hickman (Divorced)
Awards: New York Sports Emmy Award Winner (2004)
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About Fred Hickman

Longtime sports reporter for CNN, TBS, YES Network, ESPN, and Fox Sports.

Before Fame

He worked at a local radio station during his time at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Before becoming a sports reporter, he worked as a country music specialist at a radio station in Springfield, Illinois.

Family Life

He married Sheila Bowers Hickman on July 1, 2007; together they had two children.


He worked alongside Stephen A. Smith on NBA Shootaround.

Information related to Fred Hickman

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  • African-American sports journalists
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  • Television anchors from New York City
  • CNN people
  • American television sports announcers
  • National Basketball Association broadcasters
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