Sheila Bowers Hickman is a Director of Operations Human Resources Operations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS. She is also known for being the wife of Fred Hickman, a veteran American broadcaster. Sheila reported on November 9, 2022, that her husband had passed away.
Here are some Notable Highlights of Fred Hickman
- He was born on October 17, 1956, in Springfield, Illinois, United States.
- His parents are Louise Winifred Hickman (mother) and George Henry (father).
- After graduating high school in 1974, he enrolled at the University of Illinois.
- He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1978 from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- He began his career as a general assignment reporter for WTVP-TV in Peoria, Illinois, in 1979.
- He worked as a general assignment reporter and later as the news director of WTVP-TV.
- He also worked as the sports anchor of KSPR-TV in Springfield and the sports director of KTXS-TV in Abilene.
- In 1982, he started working as a sports director at WBBM radio station until 1985.
- In 1985, he joined NBC News as a White House correspondent, and in 1987, he moved to work for the network’s Washington bureau.
- He was an anchor for the “NBC Nightly News” from 1988 to 1991.
- From 1992 to 1995, he worked as the host of “CNBC on NBC.”
- He worked as the chief White House correspondent from 1996 to 2001.
- He worked as the executive producer of NBC News political coverage from 2002 to 2004.
- He worked as the chief White House correspondent from 2004 to 2006.
- In 2006, he returned to CNBC when he was hired as the co-anchor of “The Kudlow Report.”
- He worked as an anchor and managing editor of “Power Lunch” since 2007.
- From 2007, he was hosting the show since then titled “Hick Man.” The show is a daily financial news program aired on the CNBC television channel.
- He has hosted several shows to date. His current show, “The Call,” which airs on Saturdays on NBC Sports Network, is his most recent one.
The other statins he worked for include ESPN from 2004 to May 2008. He also appeared as a fill-in host on ESPN radio and briefly hosted ESPNEWS.
He worked for Fox Sports, where he was a host of the Braves Live Pre & Post game show for 2009 and 2010. the other news station he worked for includes WVUE, WVLA, and WDVM.
Besides that, he has written and produced several documentaries, including “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” “Nazi Gold: The Story of the World’s Greatest Robbery,” and “The Greek Crisis.” He was awarded Emmy Awards for his documentaries.
Hickman’s first marriage was to Denise Hickman, but the couple divorced in 1999. He was married to his second wife, Sheila Bowers Hickman. The couple has been blessed with two children – a daughter named Rosie and a son named James.
Death & Cause
Hickman died on November 9, 2022, at the age of 66 as per CNN. According to his widow Sheila, Hickman, who turned 66 on October 16, died peacefully in the hospital after battling liver cancer.
“A light has gone out,” Sheila Hickman told CNN. Hickman was one of the first anchors on CNN. On June 1, 1980, the network’s first day on the air, he and Nick Charles were the first hosts of “Sports Tonight,” the 11 pm ET sports news and highlights program which competed with ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” often winning the time slot.