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Wayne Freedman Biography
Wayne Freedman is an American reporter for KGO-TV; the ABC owned television station in San Francisco, California. Freedman came to ABC7 in 1991 from CBS News, where he traveled the country while producing and reporting a weekly segment called, Only In America for CBS This Morning. He has lived, worked, and reported out of San Francisco since 1981.
Freedman showed an interest in reporting at an early age and became published with a regular column in a Los Angeles newspaper at the age of fourteen. He worked as an apprentice at KABC-TV while earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Wayne Freedman Age
He was born and raised up in Los Angeles, United States.Wayne Freedman Photo
Wayne Freedman Family
His father, Mike Freedman, was a director and producer at ABC Sports and pioneered the use of the first live, hand-held video camera at ABC News and ABC Sports in 1948. Mike Freedman’s passion for journalism was inherited by his son.
Wayne Freedman Wife
He is a married man. He lives in Marine County with his wife. He has a daughter who resides in New York City.
Wayne Freedman Education
Wayne attended Chaminade High School near his hometown of Woodland Hills, California. He then joined UCLA in 1977 with a degree in Political Science. In 1978, he completed his Master’s Degree in Journalism from The University of Missouri at Columbia.
Wayne Freedman Career
Freedman began his television reporting career at WLKY-TV in Louisville, Kentucky in the late 1970s before moving on to WAVE-TV. He continued his career at KDFW-TV in Dallas, Texas, and moved to San Francisco in 1981 to work for KRON-TV. He had risen to create feature stories for a nationwide CBS News audience by 1989. He began his tenure at KGO-TV in 1991 and covered a number of notorious national stories for ABC News, including the 1994 Northridge earthquake and Katrina Hurricane.
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, he traveled across the United States by train, stopping in small towns to find stories of how terrorism has affected ordinary Americans. He repeated this trip in 2006 to mark the five-year anniversary of the attack.
Freedman is the author of a book, It Takes More Than Good Looks To Success In Television Reporting. The text, written in an anecdotal style, explains the methods used by Freedman and recalls many of the stories he has covered. Freedman’s book is required to read in many courses of college journalism.
He is also a member of America’s Golf Writers Association and has contributed essays to golf publications. He writes columns on golf equipment, courses, and game humor for KGO-TV.
Wayne Freedman Abc News
Freedman was working for ABC, first as a network page, and later in the local newsroom, cutting and pasting teleprompter copy for the evening broadcasts.
Wayne Freedman Kgo
Freedman is currently a reporter for KGO-TV; the ABC owned television station in San Francisco, California.