Producer/Technical Director, Special Projects
George Hicks has produced scores of hour-long documentaries, multi-part reporter series and special broadcasts for WBUR, as well as multimedia stories for WBUR.org. His work with WBUR reporters 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 the producer of The Checkup podcast for WBUR and Slate.com, which won the 2014 Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Podcast. He is also technical director for 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 more recently 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, live sound, sound design and audio for film/video. He has taught audio production at the college level.