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ALI Freeman


Favorite Part of Job: I love that every day is different and that I get to share important stories with Vermonters. I also love discovering new parts of the state that I had never visited growing up.

Most Inspiring Mentor: My parents. No matter what I wanted to do with my life or wherever I ended up, they taught me to work as hard as possible, be kind and stay true to myself. 

Tell us something fun about yourself that few people know: As somewhat of a tomboy growing up (bowl cut and all), I spent nearly all of my free time in school playing sports. My favorite was as an ice hockey goalie at U-32!  

Favorite Vermont Escape: Lake Fairlee! For about 20 years I spent every summer at Camp Billings (first as a camper then a counselor) and my family still spends time in that area frequently.

Favorite downtime activity: Pretty much anything outside: skiing, running, hiking and going on adventures with our pup Nellie. But I also love (attempting to) cook and a good nap. 

Favorite Social Media: I'm on Instagram way too much. I'm also secretly obsessed with Pinterest because if I can't actually be crafty then I can at least pretend, right?

Career Highlights:

WDEV The Vermont Radio Group May 2014 — Present

WCAX-TV - Morning News Anchor

~2015 Emmy nomination for a special series on Vermonters struggling with depression

Community Involvement:

On the morning show Ali has dedicated significant time to segments that help serve the community. She launched an animal adoption segment – featuring hard to adopt animals to help find them forever homes. Also the Mitten Tree (as annual drive to get Vermonters to donate mittens/hats/scarves to low-income families in the state) and Help Wanted (a weekly employment segment to help people get jobs). Also volunteered with:

-Wounded warriors amputee softball team, 

-March of Dimes, 

-Travel to schools/camps in Vermont talking about journalism and WCAX 

-Host school group tours at WCAX 

-Mentored a young Burlington girl for several years with a difficult family environment


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