George Hicks (broadcast journalist)
Hicks was born in Tacoma, Washington, and graduated from George Washington University after attending several other colleges.
On December 27, 1934, NBC's Hicks interviewed Charles Apgar, a New Jersey radio amateur who made some of the first recordings of radio broadcasts during 1913–1915, including recordings of German spy messages during World War I.
While based in London during World War II, Hicks recorded an on-the-scene report of the Normandy landings from the USS Ancon. It was broadcast on the night of June 6, 1944 over the American networks via a pool feed. During the broadcast there were sounds of heavy bombardment. His voice was described as "modest" and "incapable of false drama" and was considered particularly well suited for covering the landings. The New York World-Telegram called his broadcast "The greatest recording yet to come out of the war." 
George Hicks was born in 1905. He died at the age of 59 and is buried in Flushing Cemetery, New York. His only child, Robert Ivan Hicks, born in 1933 still lives in New York.
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