Carlos “Chick” Hernandez (1981)

Carlos “Chick” Hernandez has always been a “homer.” His love for Silver Spring, Blair and the Washington, D.C. area has been one of the defining characteristics of his life and his career in broadcasting.

At Blair, Chick was a three-sport athlete his Senior year (football, baseball, and swimming). He went on to become a multiple Emmy Award winning reporter who started his career on radio while at the University of Maryland. After working his way up at t.v. stations in smaller markets, Chick returned  to the D.C. area to become a fixture on networks such as  Fox News, Comcast, and NBC.

In addition to his recognition for his broadcasting and reporting, Chick is also a recipient of the Distinguished Terrapin Award presented by the Shirley  Povich Center at the University of  Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

Among Chick’s (rarely publicized) passions is giving back to the community. His charitable activities include his service as a Board Member for Big  Brothers, Big Sisters of the national Capital Area and
his participation in countless fundraising events for D.C. area and national charities. Chick, whose wife is a breast cancer survivor, has spent many years supporting breast cancer awareness and  research. He has received the Courage Award from the Men Against Breast Cancer organization.