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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Iran sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state.

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A Reuters reporter saw police detain Navalny on Moscow's Tverskaya Street and put him in a police truck.

'More Than One' Attacker Shoots 15, Kills One, in Ohio Nightclub Shooting: Cops

One person was killed and at least fifteen others were wounded after 'several' people got into an altercation and at least one of them opened fire at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, police said.

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A senior British lawmaker has blasted messaging service WhatsApp for using end-to-end encryption after London attacker used it minutes before assault

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