Fredric U. Dicker

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Fredric Uberall "Fred" Dicker is a longtime columnist for the New York Post. He is the state editor for New York since 1982,[1] where he has covered the administrations of Hugh Carey, Mario Cuomo, George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson, and Andrew Cuomo.

Prior to 1982, Dicker was a state government reporter for the Albany Times Union, a morning daily newspaper owned by the Hearst Corporation. Just prior to the capital assignment, he covered the federal deportation trial for accused Nazi war criminal Vilis Hazners for the Times Union.[2]

In October 1987, Dicker was physically shoved out of the offices of the New York State Assembly House Operations Committee by Norman Adler, a senior aide to the then Assembly Speaker Mel Miller, creating quite a public stir.[3] A 2005 New York Observer story on Dicker stated that he is a "political institution in his own right" and his reporting "regularly drives news coverage". Dicker broke the Troopergate scandal in July 2007 and engaged in a heated argument with Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino in October 2010, in which Paladino accused Dicker of authorizing a photographer to take pictures of his daughter.[4]

In addition to his newspaper work, Fred Dicker also hosts a talk show on WGDJ in Albany and WVOX in New Rochelle.


  1. ^ Undisputed King of Albany Press is Fred U. Dicker
  2. ^ "Spitzer's Nemesis". Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Post Reporter Is Shoved By Top Aide to Speaker
  4. ^ Freedlander, David (2010-12-06). "The 10 Most Memorable Political Moments of 2010: 3. Carl Paladino vs. Fred Dicker". New York Observer. Retrieved 4 February 2014.