Chuck Freeby is The Harvest Show’s “jack of all trades”. His main role is anchor for LeSEA’s international news, but Chuck also fills in as co-host and is an accomplished interviewer.
An award-winning journalist, Chuck has received honors for his reporting in both news and sports.
Born in South Bend, Indiana, he is a 1982 graduate of Elkhart Central High School. In 1986, he received a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.
Upon graduation, he served as a sportscaster for WTRC Radio in Indiana, producer for WGN Radio in Chicago, an assistant producer for ESPN Sports and a sportswriter for The Elkhart Truth…all at the same time.
For 17 years, he received local acclaim as a sports anchor/reporter at WNDU-TV in South Bend, where Chuck pioneered the station’s prep sports coverage.
Now, in addition to his Harvest Show duties, Chuck serves as sports director at LeSEA’s South Bend affiliate, WHME, where he calls play-by-play on the high school football and basketball “Game of the Week”, various college sports events, serves as host for Notre Dame coaches’ shows and provides morning sports reports on Pulse FM.
Chuck also takes on the challenge of giving back to the community in the form of public service. He is a frequent guest speaker around town and also serves as a board member for the Women’s Care Center, a regional crisis pregnancy center. His work in fund raising has earned millions of dollars for a variety of charities in Indiana.
Chuck and his wife, Diane, have six children and live in South Bend.