Longtime sports reporter for CNN, TBS, YES Network, ESPN, and Fox Sports. He was also an anchor and managing editor on Black News Channel, which targeted the African American demographic. In 2004, he won a New York Sports Emmy Award.
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. He passed away from liver cancer at the age of 66.
He married Sheila Bowers Hickman on July 1, 2007; together they had two children.