Fred Hickman


Birthday October 17, 1956

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Illinois

DEATH DATE Nov 9, 2022 (66)

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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.

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. He passed away from liver cancer at the age of 66. 

Family Life

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

Associated With

He worked alongside Stephen A. Smith on NBA Shootaround.