Andrew Freeman is a journalist and author living in Rochester, N.Y. A Texas native, he studied Broadcast Journalism at the University of North Texas before going on to report in the Texoma region, and Upstate New York. When he’s not writing stories, he enjoys spending time outdoors, practicing martial arts, and doting on his cat.
Spectrum News Rochester
May of 2018-Present
Multimedia journalist. Enterprises, writes, shoots and edits PKGs and VOSOTs for the Greater Rochester area daily. Topics include crime, courts, politics, and community events across multiple counties. Broadcasts live from breaking and non-breaking news
scenes. Tweets multiple times a day, and posts to Facebook with regular updates regarding news of the day.
June 2016-May 2018
Bureau reporter. Multimedia journalist. Enterprised, wrote, shot and edited content for southern Oklahoma. Topics included crime, courts, politics and community events across seven counties. Pushed content onto professional and station’s Facebook/Twitter pages. Helped manage KXII website.
Denton Community TV
Aug-Dec 2014, Jan-May 2016
Developed, videoed, wrote and edited readers, VOSOTs and packages airing on Denton Community Television. Covered a beat. Worked on stories including community events, politics, university issues and environmental issues.
KTVT- CBS 11
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Assisted on the assignment desk, web team, producing, production, editing and on a live remote. Shadowed reporters. Put together mock packages. Only four interns selected of 100 applicants.
South Wedge Publishing
Self-published Welcome to Wis' Apothecary, a light fantasy aimed at young adults. Responsible for own marketing, sales, accounting, book events and collaborating with book stores/other vendors. Launched the D.B.A. South Wedge Publishing to organize the business.
American Riichi Mahjong League
Helps provide live commentary coverage of league matches for the American Riichi Mahjong League. Besides the broadcast, duties also include gathering and analyzing player data, and player interviews.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Broadcast Journalism)
Mayborn School of Journalism, University of North Texas
Minors: Political Science, Communications.
Skills and Strengths
Enterprises stories daily, with a character-driven focus
Excellent in using writing and voice to properly convey a story’s tone
Skilled at shooting and editing on a tight deadline
Adept at shooting stories on an iPhone, and editing on an iPad
Experience going live during breaking and non-breaking news situations
Adept at pushing digital content on Facebook and Twitter
Proficient with Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro, Final Cut and Dalet
Knowledgeable of Anvato, Premiere Cloud and Microsoft Office
Excellent news judgement
Experience working a beat
Adept in networking and contact development
Awards, Activities and Honors
National Press Photographers Association Spring 2019-Present
Rochester Area Children's Writers and Illustrators Summer 2022-Present
Member of North Texas 40 Jan 2015-May 2016 UNT Honor Society comprised of only the top 40 student leaders on campus.
President’s List May 2015
Dean’s List Dec 2012, May 2014, Dec 2015
President of Phi Kappa Tau Jan 2015-May 2016 Managed a chapter of more than 40 men, organized philanthropic and community service events, and oversaw a multi-thousand-dollar budget.
Isshinryu Karate Ni-Dan (Black Belt, 2nd degree) Feb 2010-Present