Emmy award-winning journalist will start January 18
Freeman comes to Philadelphia from San Diego sister station NBC 7 where he served as political reporter and host of the station’s weekly public affairs show “Politically Speaking.” Prior to that, he worked as a reporter at KGET-17 News, the NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, California.
“We are pleased to welcome Danny to the NBC10 and Telemundo62 family,” said Elizabeth Flores, Vice President of News for NBC10 and Telemundo62. “Our viewers will benefit greatly from his award-winning reporting and political news experience.”
Freeman’s career in journalism began in Medellín, Colombia, where he covered politics and the country’s 2014 presidential election. Following his experience abroad, Freeman returned to the U.S. and joined the NBCUniversal Page Program in New York where he worked at MSNBC and the NBC News Decision Desk. He then joined NBC Nightly News and soon after became a campaign embedded reporter covering the 2016 presidential race on the road for NBC News.
“Having taken many family trips here as a kid, I’ve always loved Philly,” said Freeman. “Now that I’m finally living here, I’m incredibly excited to get to know the city better and share the stories of this community.”
Originally from New York, Freeman is a Spanish speaking Colombian American. He attended Dartmouth College where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Government with a minor in Theater. In his free time, he enjoys running half-marathons, doing crosswords, and exploring new cities. He enjoys talking to students about journalism and politics, and is passionate about supporting his fellow Latino communities.
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