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A southern boy, born and bred – a man of faith – and a Triad advocate. Emmy-nominatedjournalist Frank Mickens has built his career on character and thequest for truth. Frank was born in Jackson, MS. But he found it appropriate totrade the heat and humidity of his hometown for snow at Syracuse Universitywhere he earned his degree in broadcast journalism.

Since joining WFMY News2 in 2003, he's been a beat reporter, investigativereporter, and a noon and morning anchor. He is currently the evening anchor forWFMY News2 at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.

Perhaps his proudest moment as a journalist was a result of circumstance. Afterhearing about how few African-American children know how to swim, he decidedto organize a free program for local children. Since 2008, more than 300 kidshave been trained to swim for free.

Frank is also the minister of evangelism at World Victory International ChristianCenter where he plans initiatives to introduce people to the love and savinggrace of Jesus Christ.

The Associated Press has recognized Frank with several awards for hisjournalism, including wins in the general news, spot news, and documentarycategories. In his time away from work, he enjoys reading, travel, cooking anddate nights with his wife. Most recently, he even dared to sign up for an adultsoccer league, despite his creaking knees! The couple are the proud parents of agirl and two boys.

E-mail: fmickens@wfmy.com
Twitter: @fmickens
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