Life Lesson: Don't Complain About Your (Famous) Co-Worker On Live TV


Dan Hicken sportscaster Bob Costas
Dan Hicken sportscaster Bob Costas



Ranting about a co-worker should be done with care, especially when you're a broadcaster, and your co-worker is a much more famous broadcaster, and you're live on TV. But a sportscaster for an NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Fla., Dan Hicken, turned one of those funny jibes -- the types anchors throw at each other during transitions -- into an extraordinarily uncomfortable diatribe, after famed sportscaster Bob Costas finished his segment seven minutes late.

"He did it to us again. He did it again. He does it every four years," Hicken wailed, like a mother whose child came home past curfew for the second night in a row. Except the child in question is a legend in the industry, who is currently anchoring his ninth Olympics, having reported some of the most breathtaking physical feats humans have ever accomplished. This year Costas was inducted into the the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters' Hall of Fame.