Dan Hicken, 33, Was Killed in a Crash Last Night on US Route 50 in Bishopville, Florida
At approximately 8:01 pm on March 14, troopers from Berlin Barrack responded to US Route 50 near Harry Kelley Bridge after receiving reports of a collision involving a pedestrian, 33-year-old Daniel Hicken of Bishopville. As he attempted to cross both westbound lanes and eastbound walkway, his path was interrupted by a 1997 Chevrolet truck which then struck and injured him.
Early Life and Education
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, veteran sports anchor Richard Garrick currently works at WJAX-TV/WFOX-TV as the sports director and evening anchor. Prior to that he served WTLV/WJXX as sports director/evening anchor.
He began dancing as an outlet to help heal from bullying, with help from his teacher who suggested joining a dance club to build self-esteem. He shared this journey on KBS Hello Counselor.
Hicken is married to Reagan and an avid supporter of the Jacksonville Jaguars, attending or hosting benefit golf tournaments and charity events for organizations such as Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation and MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation regularly in his free time. You might find him questioning umpires while making fools out of himself at local ball fields during his down time!
After graduating college, he worked as a sportscaster at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, Florida. During this time he won several awards including “best sportscast in Florida”. Additionally, he traveled nationally for events like Gator and Seminole games.
He was an incredibly gifted musician who had an avid love for music. Beginning piano lessons at age three and later clarinet lessons, he eventually joined his church orchestra as well as performing at special events.
Hicken was actively engaged in community services, serving as director and past chairman for Goodwill Southern California and San Fernando Valley Business and Professional Association respectively. Additionally, he served on the boards for Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital of Santa Barbara and Sunrise Sterling Canyon Reminiscence Unit located in Valencia, California.
Achievement and Honors
Hicken’s time at App State saw them win three consecutive Football Championship Subdivision national titles–the first time that has ever happened in its history. Furthermore, App State won eight Commissioner’s Cup titles (for being top men’s sports program in Southern Conference) and four Germann Cup awards (awarded for best women’s program).
Hicken is an iconic figure in Jacksonville. He anchors First Coast News weekdays on WTLV/WJXX and hosts Sports Final on Sunday nights on WJXX. In recent years he has received multiple accolades, such as a regional Emmy award from Folio Weekly as well as their Florida Best Sportscast award.
Hicken has excelled both academically and professionally, as well as giving his time to countless charities and fundraising efforts such as Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation that raises money for families of children diagnosed with leukemia; MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation that encourages academic achievement through tennis; among many others.
Dan Hicken has maintained an undisclosed private life, not sharing much about his family life. However, it is known that he has been married to Reagan Dowling since 2003 and they share one child, Brooks Dowling (from their first marriage with Donna Deegan). Additionally, Danielle and Drew from their other union are also an important part of Dan’s life.
He currently serves as senior sports anchor on WJAX-TV/WFOX-TV and hosts The Drill radio show weekdays on 1010 XL and 92.5 FM. A veteran in broadcasting since 1983, this veteran has amassed an incredible net worth while continuing to amass an impressive salary.
Dan Hicken is an American Journalist who has earned an impressive sum through his career. As a veteran sports anchor for WJAX/WFOX-TV in Jacksonville, Florida and host of a weekday radio program on 1010 XL/92.5 FM from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. respectively, Hicken has amassed significant income.
Hicken was born in Buffalo, New York and currently resides in Jacksonville with his wife Reagan Dowling. Together they are parents to Brooks Dowling from their relationship; from previous marriage Donna Deegan he has two additional children named Danielle and Drew who live nearby.
He is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending national events with Florida ties such as the New York Mets World Series, Jaguars Super Bowl appearances and Florida Gator Championship Games. Additionally, he holds his degree in law from the University of Florida with pride.