Heather Freeman

Heather Freeman

Work History

Work History

Jun 2006 - Present

News Producer

FOX Carolina - WHNS TV

Built a loyal viewer audience for FOX Carolina News @ 6:30 and The Ten O’Clock News

Wrote news & feature stories, confirmed facts for an Emmy winning newscast & several Emmy nominated newscasts

Delivered a strong news product within strict daily time guidelines

Collaborated with newsroom anchors, reporters, photographers, directors and editors to put together the best news product nightly

Trained interns and new employees

Produced breaking news and cut-ins for a variety of stories including severe weather, the death of a serial killer, Tommy Bowden leaving Clemson, Dabo Swinney becoming the head coach at Clemson, and the Governor Mark Sanford scandal

Worked my way up from Intern to News Producer for a main newscast

·Launch a brand new newscast as a producer

·Constantly working to find new ways to increase ratings and bring in more viewers

·Work closely with all people involved in the newscast to put together the best news product

·Make sure everyone involved in the newscast knows what’s expected from them

·Write and produce pre-newscast teases

·Produce and control breaking news cut-ins

·Decide which stories, from hundreds, should be in the newscast

·Determine the order for the stories in each newscast

·Maximize resources when the day is short staffed or equipment is out-of-order

·Booth evening newscasts nightly

·Knowledge of libel/slander/privacy laws

·Write stories for the website

·Post news updates to the station’s Twitter and Facebook pages

·Create and post a new web poll every morning

·Find talker stories that will make good FOX Fuss topics

·Pitch sweeps stories and help set them up for a reporter to cover

·Be prepared for last minute breaking news, ready for everything to change right before air

·Pull video and sound off FTP

·Send video to other stations using YouSendIt

·Interview individuals in law enforcement, politicians, business owners, viewers, and others

·Cover big sports stories including Tommy Bowden leaving Clemson; Dabo Swinney getting the head coach job; Oliver Purnell leaving Clemson; and Brad Brownell getting the head coach job

·Find new and creative ways to market news to the public

·Choose story coverage, for example, should it be a reporter package, video or a graphic

·Write stories for the general public, including, crime, weather, sports, politics, business, & events

·Check the stories in the newscast for accuracy and make sure everything is spelled correctly

·Troubleshoot when equipment breaks or live shots go out right before the newscast




I want to obtain a Producer position in a bigger market. I currently work in market 36. 



Microsoft Office

I took several courses in Microsoft Office in college. 


Avid is the program we use to edit and watch video. 


Publish is the program we use for the station's website, foxcarolina.com. I know how to add stories, links and web polls. 


iNews is the program where I build the newscast each day.