Kent St. John - Class of 1967
Kent St. John, known to his classmates as Ken Hicks, is a general assignment reporter, and backup anchor at New Jersey Network, New Jersey Public Television and Radio, and is chief of the NJN News South Jersey Bureau. Mr. St. John is committed to many of the topics and issues he reports on for NJN News. His dedication and passion enables him to deliver insightful and compelling reports from a wide range of topics, whether it's on location in South Jersey or in the NJN News studio in Trenton.
Mr. St. John joined NJN in 1987 as part of the network's documentary team, Target New Jersey. His early projects for NJN include Atlantic City: The Ten Year Gamble, and Going Home Alone, a documentary about child care in New Jersey. Mr. St. John was a key member of the NJN News team which earned the 1996 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for best news program from the Philadelphia chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Prior to joining NJN, Mr. St. John was the morning news anchor for WDAS-AM/FM in Philadelphia. He also worked as the New Jersey Bureau Chief and editorial columnist for the philadelphia Sunday Press. Mr. St. John has also worked on the air at WWSJ-AM in Camden, WMBV/FM in Vineland, and NBS Radio in Philadelphia.
He is a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and a resident of Lindenwood, New Jersey.