Fredric Dicker is the dean of the Capitol press corps, having covered state government for three decades and he has won every major New York journalism award for his work. Fred has worked at a total of seven newspapers and three television stations. Raised in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, he earned a B.A. in history from Long Island University, an M.A. in history from the University of Mass., and attended Brandeis University for a PhD in American Civilization but withdrew to “focus on the present, and not the past,” as he likes to say.