Phillip Hickman

News Director

 

Phillip Hickman came to WTAP in the winter of 2001. He worked in production for a year and a half, running camera, audio and occasionally graphics for Daybreak.

Phillip eventually made his way to the news staff on July 29th of 2002 as the producer of Daybreak. In his time on the morning show he has worked with Ray Petelin and Megan Glaros, who have both moved on to other markets thanks to Phillip's wonderfully produced shows! Finally in the fall of 2004, after two and a half years in the dark, Phillip made the switch to day shift taking over duties as Producer of WTAP @ 5 and Assignment Editor.

Phillip was born and raised in the wonderful town of Ravenswood, where he attended Ravenswood High School. It was at RHS where Phillip first got the itch to work in TV while taking the first Media and Technology class at the school. After high school, Phillip earned a BS in Communication at West Virginia State College (Now University).

Phillip has been married to his wife Carrie since May of 1996. He is the proud parent of two children, a daughter Alexis, who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and autism, and a son Evan.

In his spare time Phillip loves to attend WVU football and basketball games. He's also a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bulls and unfortunately for him, the Lovable Losers: the Chicago Cubs.


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London Marathon Runner Helps Exhausted Man Cross Finish Line

A London marathon runner is being praised for embodying the spirit of sportsmanship after he offered a helping hand to another exhausted athlete struggling to cross the finish line.

Fresno Shooter: 'White Supremacy Has to Die'

Kori Muhammad admitted to killing three people in Fresno on Tuesday and described the crimes as acts of vengeance against white supremacy.

Muslim Teen to Become First to Box in U.S. Competition Wearing Hijab

Sixteen-year-old boxer Amaiya Zafar received a phone call from her coach last Thursday that left her in shock and her mother in tears.

Macron, Le Pen to Face Off for French Presidential Election

Sunday's vote featured 11 candidates, but now attention will turn to May 7 for a second round of voting.

American Member of Watchdog Group Killed in Ukraine

A U.S. member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed after a vehicle he was in drove over a mine.

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