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About Andrew Freeman

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Hi I'm Andrew Freeman, a native Texan doing my best to stay warm in Upstate New York. It's been a privilege to be a television reporter for Spectrum News Rochester for more than four years now. Coming from outside Dallas, it was a big move. But I can say without a doubt that it’s been an absolute pleasure being able to deliver quality and professional journalism to the people of Western New York. And I work with a fabulous team.

In 2021, I accomplished a lifelong dream by publishing my first book, Welcome to Wis' Apothecary. I've always been a storyteller, and long before I set my eyes on journalism, I wanted to be an author. I'm already working on a sequel, and look forward to seeing where the world of Wis' Apothecary takes me. I encourage you to check it out, and your support would mean a lot! 

At Spectrum, I am a multimedia journalist. I enterprise, write, shoot, and edit my own stories for the Western New York area, including crime, politics, community events and much more. I also manage my own social media, and write articles for the website.


Before my move to Rochester, I worked as a multimedia journalist at KXII- News 12 in their Ardmore, Oklahoma bureau for two years. There, my work was much of the same, but working away from the news station required a certain amount of independence and diligence.

I’m a graduate of the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, and minors in both Political Science and Communications.

When I’m not working on news stories, I enjoy creative writing, practicing martial arts, and cooking. I’ve been vegan for nearly four years, which has really broadened my horizons in the kitchen. I also value spending quality time with my family and close friends, and fostering new relationships away from home.

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