Dan Hicken Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, WJAX, Salary, and Net Worth

Dan Hicken Profile

Dan Hicken (full name – Daniel Patrick Hicken) is an American Emmy Award-winning Anchor, Reporter, and Director working at WJAX – CBS 47 in Jacksonville, Florida as a sports anchor. He began working for WJAX-TV in June 2013.

Dan Hicken Career and Education

Hicken is a proud graduate of the University of Florida. When it comes to his profession, Hicken serves at WJAX-TV’s Action Sports Jax and WFOX 30 as a sports anchor. He has over 2 and a half decades of experience in local TV news. Besides his work at WJAX, he also serves as a host of a weekday morning (from 7 AM to 10 AM) radio show on 92.5 FM and 1010XL.

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After graduating from college, Hicken started his TV career with an internship at 12 News on WTLV in Jacksonville, Florida. He steadily climbed the ranks at the station, working as a sports producer in the year 1986, then transitioning to a weekend sports anchor 2 years later. In the year 1991, after 6 years at WTLV, he became the sports director.

Hicken personally covers significant local events like the Daytona 500, Jacksonville Jaguars games, and The Players Championship. He also attends national events with a Florida connection, including national championship games for both the Seminoles and Gators. Additionally, he serves as a host of “The Drill” on WJXL radio.

On May 31, 2013, his contract with First Coast News ended. Due to disagreements over the terms of a new contract, Hicken departed from First Coast News and joined WFOX-TV and WJAX-TV. However, his previous contract included a non-compete clause, preventing him from appearing on-air for half a year. During this time, he focused on developing and writing sports stories until after Thanksgiving.

Hicken still has 3 big dreams for his favorite sports teams: a World Series win for the NY Mets, a Jaguars Super Bowl victory by the year 2020, and watching his alma mater, the Florida Gators, claim another championship trophy. During his childhood, he played various sports and received several honors. In high school at Miami Sunset, he earned an honorable mention all-county in water polo, but he also faced the unusual situation of being removed from the National Honor Society.

He once led a media team as quarterback to the semifinals in a flag football game and even played in a professional basketball match, though he didn’t score any points, going 0-5 from the field.

Dan Hicken Awards and Honors

Hicken’s expertise in sports earned him recognition, including being chosen as a voting sports journalist for the Heisman Trophy. He also received accolades for his work, such as winning a regional Emmy Award for his series on Jacksonville’s efforts to get an NFL team. In the year 1992, he was awarded the best sportscast in the state.

His achievements continued with the 2008 Best Sportscast 1st place for WTLV/WJXX’s “Sports Final” and the 3rd place for Sports Feature/Commentary – Television: Desire Street at the 2006 Sunshine State Awards. Additionally, Folio Weekly honored him as Jacksonville’s Best Sportscaster.

Dan Hicken Age

Hicken is 60 years old as of 2023. He was born on May 12, 1963, in Buffalo, New York, United States. He therefore celebrates his birthday on the 12th of May every year.

Dan Hicken Height

Hicken stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 0 inches.

Dan Hicken Family

Information regarding Hicken’s parents and siblings is under review. However, there will be an update of the information as soon as it’s available. Hicken grew up in Miami, Florida.

Dan Hicken Wife | Ex-Wife

Hicken is married to Reagan Dowling “BWR”, a special education teacher. They tied the knot on March 16, 2003. Before his marriage to Reagan, he was married to Donna Clewis. His marriage with Donna ended in a divorce but the reason for the divorce is unknown.

Dan Hicken Children

Hicken has a total of 3 kids. He and his ex-wife, Donna, were blessed with 2 kids: Drew (son) and Danielle (daughter). Hicken and his current wife, Reagan, are proud biological parents to their one son, Brooks (the boy king). Hicken likes spending his spare time with his wife and kids, berating referees, questioning umpires at local ball fields, or making a fool out of himself!

Dan Hicken Salary

Being one of the top anchors for WJAX – CBS 47, Hicken earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 to $ 100,000. 

Dan Hicken Net Worth

Hicken has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Anchor, Reporter, and Director.

Dan Hicken Volunteer Work

Hicken is involved in several community organizations that make a difference. One is the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, which supports families of kids with leukemia. Another is the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation, which helps young people learn important skills via tennis. Additionally, Hicken takes part in many charity golf tournaments and events to help those in need, annually.

Dan Hicken WJAX

Hicken works at WJAX – CBS 47 alongside other famous WJAX – CBS 47 anchors and reporters including;

  1. Nick Gibson
  2. Annette Gutierrez
  3. Logan MacDonald
  4. Ben Ryan
  5. Brent Martineau
  6. Marcel Robinson
  7. Stuart Webber
  8. Jake Stofan
  9. John Bachman

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