Senior Producer/Technical Director, Special Projects
George Hicks produces, edits, records and mixes multi-part reporter series, special broadcasts and podcasts for WBUR News. His long-form work with WBUR's Inside Out Documentaries team has won the DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Journalism Award, the Overseas Press Club's Lowell Thomas Award, and numerous national Edward R. Murrow Awards, among other honors.
George is editor and producer of WBUR's first podcast, The Checkup, (in partnership with Slate.com) which won the 2013 Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Digital Audio/Podcast. He is also technical director and producer for the weekly podcast and radio broadcast Open Source with Christopher Lydon.
Recent Series for 90.9 WBUR and WBUR.org:
Since 1997, George has served as technical director for WBUR & NPR's The Connection, Car Talk, On Point, Only A Game, and as field producer and reporter for Here & Now. Throughout, he has trained WBUR staff in broadcast production techniques, including field recording and digital audio editing. Earlier, George worked in music recording and production, audio for film/video, live sound, and sound design. He has taught audio production at the college level.