Magee Hickey is a reporter for CBS 2 News in New York, where she contributes to the early morning, noon, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts as a featured correspondent. She has spent more than 27 years covering local news in New York City.
For the past eight years, Hickey has been getting up at 2 a.m. every morning to report for News This Morning, the successful morning newscast from 5-7 a.m. Hickey was the first anchor of the highly successful Weekend Today in New York newscast.
She has won wide recognition for her investigative journalism, including an Emmy Award in 1992 for her yearlong reports on New York City's Emergency Medical Services.
Hickey graduated from Brown University in 1977. Hickey’s father's grandfather, Maurice Francis Hickey, came to the U.S from Co. Clare in the early 1850s and founded M.F. Hickey Concrete Company, which was a successful company that supplied the concrete for much of the building boom in Brooklyn in the first half of the 20th century. Her father, Lawrence F. Hickey, served as president of the company for many years.
Hickey’s mother, Jean Elizabeth Hogan, an actress and a model, was also an Irish American. Hickey’s parents met at an Irish wake.
A native New Yorker, she resides in Manhattan with her husband and their two daughters.
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