ON Air: Chuck Freeby

A member of the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame, WHME Sports Director Chuck Freeby knows the complete Michiana sports scene as well as anyone…mainly because he’s been a part of it all his life. Born in South Bend, 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.

These days, he is well known for his love of area high school sports. His passion showed for 17 years at WNDU-TV, where Chuck pioneered expanded high school television coverage with “Friday Night Flights” during football season and “Roundball Roundup” for basketball.

Now Chuck prepares for his 21st season as Sports Director at WHME-TV 46 where he calls play-by-play on the high school football and basketball “Game of the Week”, various college sports events, and co-hosts the “Morning Jumpstart” on Pulse FM.  He also co-hosts both “Drive to the Game” and “Irish Football Fix” with Angelo Di Carlo on Pulse FM. 

In 2017, Chuck was named Indiana’s Sportscaster of the Year by the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (ISSA). He was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame in 2019 and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2022.

Chuck also takes on the challenge of giving back to the community in the form of public service. He is a frequent guest speaker and emcee around town for a variety of charities, including Hannah’s House, Christ Child and Reins of Life. His prodest community achievement comes from serving for nearly 30 years as a board member for Women’s Care Center. His work has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for local charities.

He has also served as a coach and umpire at Chet Waggoner Little League and in the Inter-City Catholic League.

Chuck and his wife, Diane, have been married 33 years and are parents of six children: Peter, Christopher, Mary, Jeanie, Rosie and T.J. They live in South Bend, with their mini-doodle, Winnie.

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