Longtime Milwaukee anchor Brad Hicks has left the anchor desk to help sick family members in California.
After 15 years, WITI confirmed that Hicks is no longer with the Fox affiliate in a statement:
“After much deliberation and 30 years anchoring newscasts, Brad Hicks has decided to step away and focus on his family. As many people may know, Brad’s brother and parents in California all face difficult health challenges. We at FOX 6 have known for some time that Brad may need to leave us to help care for these family members. Brad feels that now is the time. Brad has made many contributions to FOX 6 in his over 15 years here. We will miss him and wish him the best.”
Hicks grew up in California. He took over at the 6 and 9 p.m. anchor in 2004. He’s been absent from WITI’s newscasts for the past several weeks.