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“The people who follow the news in this city are smart,” Rife said. Kwon’s parents and grandparents came to America from South Korea, where Ban had been foreign minister. Quotation [13] = " '(FTVLive) is a Mad Blogger'- Piers Morgan" Quotation [20] = " ' ...first published by the website FTVLive' - The Hill" In 2000, Hickman had been removed from the 6 p.m. newscast and moved to the noon anchor spot. This is an incredible community. Facebook   Don Hickman, whose nearly three decades as news anchor at WICS Channel 20 made him one of Springfield’s most recognizable people, died Saturday. A native of rural Rutherford, Tenn., Hickman had a hardscrabble childhood in a place where children started working the fields in adolescence and the school schedule followed the crop schedule.

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“If he was in the grocery store shopping and someone came up to speak to him, he was always cordial. But it was Hickman’s 29 years as the face of WICS’s newscasts for which he will be best remembered. I am overjoyed at my new career and lifestyle change that promotes work life balance. He accepted an early retirement offering from Sinclair Broadcast Group, the Baltimore company that bought WICS in 1998. Former News Director Kent Harrell, now news director at CBS 58 in Milwaukee, was replaced in Springfield by Mike Truett. Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. Digital access or digital and print delivery. The State Journal-Register ~ Street address: One Copley Plaza (corner of Ninth Street and Capitol Avenue), Springfield, ILMailing address: The State Journal-Register, P.O.

Digital access or digital and print delivery. Nikki McGee moves to Nashville as a Breaking News Anchor from WICS in Springfield where she was a Reporter.

“My time here has been filled with incredible people, unforgettable memories and stories I will always remember.”. Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. Though best known to most people in the Channel 20 viewing area as the station’s main news anchor from April 1972 to February 2001, Hickman also maintained a prominent public profile after leaving daily TV.

Well Poteau has left the station and TV news altogether. Remember Don Hickman, 74, the face of WICS Channel 20 for nearly three decades, died Saturday at St. John's Hospital of natural causes. And I've loved working at Channel 20. Digital access or digital and print delivery. Quotation[6] = "'The site that everyone that works in TV News turns to...' - NPR "; Hickman left WICS after delivering the noon newscast Feb. 27, 2001. It's been an amazing opportunity and I've really grown.". “He was like a father figure to me from the day he hired me.

I consider him a great friend and a great mentor. WICS owner Sinclair did not give her the chance to tell viewers goodbye. // to increment the Quotation[x] index! I met a lot of wonderful people in Central Illinois and loved my time at NewsChannel 20. He was a friendly guy.”. Asked about the young staff of reporters now at the Springfield station, Lipps said, “I think age is not necessarily a determination of talent or drive or performance.

In addition to being WICS’s anchor and news director, from 1995 to early 2001 Hickman produced a series of 30-minute, in-depth news specials titled “The Don Hickman Journal.”. One minute she's on the news, the next minute she's gone.

I am now the Marketing Manager for the Springfield Illinois Convention & Visitors Bureau. Enjoytraveler Enjoy your trip all around. The ABC station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, as is WRSP-Fox 55 in Springfield. Bernard Schoenburg The State Journal-Register @bschoenburg, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. "I love Springfield. “Being on TV, you don’t go anywhere without being recognized,” recalled longtime State Journal-Register columnist Toby McDaniel, a friend of Hickman. She took to social media to inform viewers of her life outside of news: For weeks I have been very quiet on social media.

It’s a great loss to the community.”. Quotation [12] = "'...has handed in his resignation, according to FTVLive.com' - TVNewser" “He was the Walter Cronkite of central Illinois,” Gordon said. Quotation[9] = "'FTVLive.com Scooped Everyone With News...' - About.com "; Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

We have plenty of experience here and I tell people I would rather hire people with good character and intelligence and good work ethic than necessarily experience.”. Quotation [14] = " 'FTVLive's Scott Jones one of the Most Important Media Reporters in America'- Mediaite" “We’re committed to having a full staff here, and as people in this market or any market move on to bigger things or other seasons in their life, we are looking to replace” them, he said.

Quotation [15] = " 'FTVLive Reported the Story First'- NY Times" “I could tell what was happening. showQuotation(); Viewers have been wondering what happened to WICS (Springfield) Anchor Maggie Poteau? He signed on as the evening anchor at WICS on April 17, 1972.

“A BIG THANK YOU to all of my viewers, coworkers, friends and sources who have welcomed me to central Illinois a year and a half ago,” she wrote in a Nov. 16 Facebook post, a day before her final day at the station.

I didn’t see this situation lasting very long.”. WICS owner Sinclair did not give her the chance to tell viewers goodbye. - Greta Van Susteren" He was the best,” said Wappel, now an assistant vice president for public relations at Horace Mann.

// ====================================== Earlier, he had covered the violent scene that erupted when James Meredith became the first black student at the University of Mississippi. Sullivan, 32, joined WICS in late 2014, and said her last day is Dec. 7, the end of a three-year contract. Choose the plan that's right for you. Contact Bernard Schoenburg: bernard.schoenburg@sj-r.com, 788-1540, twitter.com/bschoenburg. All rights reserved. This is a real loss to the community.”. var Quotation=new Array() // do not change this! “He was the one you trusted and the one who gave the news to the area for almost 30 years.

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