Introduction The very much popular Fred Hickman is a popular broadcaster from United States of America. He has had stints with ESPN, CNN, TBS, and YES Network. Born/Birth Fred Hickman was born as Frederick Douglass “Fred” Hickman born on 17 October 1956 and this makes his age 60 years at this time. His place of birth was Springfield, Illinois. He is American. His ethnicity is black. His birth sign is Libra. Early Life & Education Fred Hickman was born to George Henry and Louise Winifred Hickman. He graduated in 1974 from Springfield Southeast High School. He earned B.S in sociology from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. While studying, he worked at KCOE-FM radio station.
Just after graduation, Fred Hickman started his professional radio broadcasting career at KLWW-AM in Cedar, Rapids, Iowa. Later on, he worked at WFMB-AM. Before working with CNN and TBS, he worked as an anchor and sports director of the Springfield television station WICS-TV.
In 1980, Fred Hickman went to work with young cable television company Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) in Atlanta, Georgia, working with Nick Charles as a part of sports department for CNN. In 1984, he left and worked with WDIV, NBC affiliate in Detroit Michigan. In November 1986, he returned to TBS to work as a co-anchor with Nick Charles for CNN/Sports Illustrated. From 2002 to 2004, he worked for the YES Network. In late 2004, he joined ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut. During his tenure with ESPN, he hosted SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPN Classic, NBA Shoot Around, and NBA Coast to Coast. In 2009, he landed his steps at Fox Sports South, based in Atlanta, Georgia. He became the host of In My Own Words interview show. In August 2011, he left the job of Fox Sports South. He worked as the sports director for WVUE, a Fox affiliate in New Orleans.
Fred Hickman has been married twice throughout his life. His first wife was Judith Tillman whom he married after a long affair. They divorced after 18 years of their marriage. The reason behind their divorce still not cleared to media. Soon after his divorce, he found Sheila Bowers as a girlfriend. They dated for some time and eventually, they married in 2007. Currently, they are living happily in their conjugal life. It has been ten years of their relationship and they are still going strong. Looking at their successful marriage life, they do not seem an end in their relationship in the future as well.
Awards & Achievements
Due to his paramount performance as a broadcaster, Fred Hickman won a couple of Cable Ace Awards. In 1993, he was named “sexiest sportscaster” by the US Television Fan Association. He was a New York Sports Emmy Award Winner in 2004.
As of now, Fred Hickman has not mentioned about his salary and net worth. He has a social media account on Twitter.