John Hickey has been a Major League Baseball beat writer since the late 1980s. John is rejoining the Bay Area News Group as the A’s beat writer after spending the past 12 years covering the Seattle Mariners on a daily basis. John was the A’s beat writer for ANG Newspapers from the late 1980s until 1999. John is a Bay Area native who attended Serra High in San Mateo. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in history and English literature from UC Berkeley.