Joe Hickman is an award-winning journalist and native of the Ozarks who's been at KY3 since 1984.
FEBRUARY 2012: Joe is on leave and will return to KY3 shortly.
His off-the-beaten-path sports feature, "Joe's Journal," airs every Thursday during the 6 p.m. news. The Journal has also won many state and national awards including 3 Emmys, 10 Missouri Broadcaster Association awards, 4 Kansas City Press Club honors, 2 Arkansas Broadcaster Association recognitions and the news industry's most prestigious citation --the national Edward R. Murrow award, which is presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
In addition, Joe was recognized by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce in 1986 for producing a series on the dangers of smokeless tobacco, which was shown for several years in all of Springfield District schools as part of a cancer education program.
Over the years, Joe has covered virtually every major sporting event for KY3 News, from the Cardinals-Royals Show-Me State World Series of 1985 to the St. Louis Rams Super Bowl championship in 2000.