Chicago-based broadcast journalist and author known for his commentary on the popular National Public Radio (NPR) program All Things Considered. Also a comedian, he created a satirical show called Do the White Thing.
Early in his career, he performed with the famed Chicago improvisational troupe The Second City.
He performed such one-man comedy shows as Kosher Chitterlings and News Today/Comedy Tonight.
His marriage to visual artist Sharon Rozenzweig produced twin daughters: Diana and Artemis.
Freeman created a political comedy program called Council Wars that satirized the state of the Chicago City Council under the mayoral administration of Harold Washington.