Fred Hickman, who helped launch CNN Sports and YES Network, dead at 66


Fred Hickman, a pioneering sports broadcaster and anchor who helped to launch two major cable networks and influenced and informed a generation of sports journalists and fans, has died.

Hickman, who turned 66 on Oct. 16, died peacefully in hospital after battling liver cancer according to his widow Sheila.

“A light has gone out,” Sheila Hickman told CNN.

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