Phillip Hickman

News Director

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phillip.hickman@wtap.com

304-917-0108 Ext. 122

Phillip Hickman has worked in various positions at WTAP since 2001, and is currently the 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 the 2016 World Series champs Chicago Cubs.


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