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Encyclopedia > Fred Hickman

Fred Hickman is the host of NBA Shootaround and a SportsCenter anchor for ESPN. In addition, he is also an anchor on ESPNEWS. NBA Shootaround is a National Basketball Association pregame show for ESPNs coverage of the NBA. Typically, the program airs at 7:30 p. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... “Anchorman” redirects here. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... ESPNEWS (word origin: grammatical blend of ESPN and news), launched on November 1, 1996, is a 24-hour-a-day sports news television channel produced by the sports network ESPN. It airs news, highlights, press conferences, and commentary by analysts all in relation to sports. ...

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Early life and career

Hickman is a 1978 graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Coe College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country United States State Iowa County Linn County Incorporated 1849 Government  - Mayor Kay Halloran Area  - City  64. ...


In 1977, Hickman began his broadcasting career as a news anchor at KLWW-AM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Then, he moved to WFMB-AM in Springfield, Illinois. Later, Hickman served as an anchor and sports director of Springfield television station, WICS. Hickman worked at NBC affiliate WDIV in Detroit in the early-mid 1980s. Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Iowa Coordinates: , Country United States State Iowa County Linn County Incorporated 1849 Government  - Mayor Kay Halloran Area  - City  64. ... : Home of President Abraham Lincoln United States Illinois Sangamon 60. ... WDIV (Local 4) is the NBC television station based in Detroit, Michigan. ...


He also has a son named DJ Mack Hickman who currently is attending Hall High School, and has Chinese 1 during Period 6 with Kevin Chiu, Paul Donatelli, and Mike Khaimov all who love him very,very much.


CNN and TBS

In 1980, he joined CNN and along with Nick Charles hosted the CNN show, Sports Tonight. Hickman left CNN and spent three years as a sports anchor at WDIV-TV in Detroit, Michigan. He returned to the Turner Broadcasting System where he served as an anchor for CNN/Sports Illustrated as well as providing anchoring TBS's NBA studio show, coverage of the Goodwill Games, and the Winter Olympics. The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Nick Charles (born Nicholas Nickeas on June 30, 1946) is an award-winning American sports sportscaster and journalist. ... Sports Tonight was a show that aired on CNN from 1980 to 2001, and on CNNSI from December 12, 1996 to the stations demise on May 15, 2002. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... TBS also stands for Tokyo Broadcasting System, a Japanese television network. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ...


During this tenure, Hickman caused a minor controversy when he cast his first place vote for the 2000 NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Allen Iverson. Hickman was the sole voter who did not cast his first place vote that year for Shaquille O'Neal, thus preventing O'Neal from claiming the honor of being the first unanimous MVP selection in the history of the award. For the Wikipedia policy regarding controversial issues in articles, see Wikipedia:Guidelines for controversial articles. ... The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced shak-KEEL) (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, generally regarded as one of the most dominant in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Unanimity is a complete agreement by everyone. ...


YES Network

Hickman then joined the YES Network when it launched in 2002, as its original anchor he hosted the New York Yankees Pre-Game Show and the New York Yankees Post-Game Show for New York Yankees telecasts. As well as the pregame and postgame shows for New Jersey Nets cablecasts. He also hosted the weekly Yankees Magazine. Most of Hickman's work at YES took place at the network's studio in Stamford, Connecticut, miles away from Yankee Stadium and the Continental Airlines Arena. The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network is a New York City regional cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting baseball games of the New York Yankees, and basketball games of the New Jersey Nets. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... New York Yankees Pre-Game Show is a baseball show that shows that airs on the YES Network. ... New York Yankees Post-Game Show is a baseball show that shows that airs on the YES Network. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... Yankees Magazine is a show on the YES Network, which provides in depth coverage of New York Yankees players, coaches and alumni on and off the field. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Continental Airlines Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...


ESPN

In late 2004, after the completion of three baseball seasons and two NBA seasons with the network, Hickman left to join ESPN. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hickman actually went bald on an episode of SportsCenter on September 21, 2006. Baldness (formally alopecia) is the state of lacking hair where it usually would grow, especially on the head. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Honors

Hickman has been nominated for four CableACE awards, winning in 1993 and 1994.


External links

  • http://sports.espn.go.com/espntv/espnBio?type=program
SportsCenter Personalities
Current Anchors
John Anderson | Chris Berman | Steve Berthiaume | Michelle Bonner | John Buccigross | Linda Cohn | Rece Davis | Josh Elliott | Neil Everett | Robert Flores | Mike Greenberg | Jay Harris | Fred Hickman | Dana Jacobson | Brian Kenny | Suzy Kolber | Steve Levy | Bob Ley | Kenny Mayne | Chris McKendry | Dari Nowkhah | Karl Ravech | Scott Reiss | Stuart Scott | Sage Steele | Scott Van Pelt | Stan Verrett | Matt Winer | Trey Wingo
Former Anchors
Larry Beil | Tim Brando | Cara Capuano | Kevin Corke | Jack Edwards | Rich Eisen | Kevin Frazier | Gayle Gardner | George Grande | Greg Gumbel | Brett Haber | Jason Jackson | Craig Kilborn | Lee Leonard | Tom Mees | Gary Miller | Chris Myers | Keith Olbermann | Dan Patrick | Dave Revsine | Robin Roberts | Sharon Smith | Charley Steiner | Mike Tirico | Pam Ward | Whit Watson
Reporters
Chris Connelly | Hank Goldberg | Bob Holtzman | Pedro Gomez | Mike Massaro | Chris Mortensen | Rachel Nichols | Sal Paolantonio | Lisa Salters | Jeremy Schaap | George Smith | Shelley Smith | Ed Werder

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Fred Hickman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (282 words)
Hickman left CNN and spent three years as a sports anchor at WDIV-TV in Detroit, Michigan.
Hickman was the sole voter who did not cast his first place vote that year for Shaquille O'Neal, thus preventing O'Neal from claiming the honor of being the first unanimous MVP selection in the history of the award.
Hickman then joined the YES Network when it launched in 2002, as its original anchor and host of New York Yankees and New Jersey Nets pre- and post-game shows.
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