Yasmeen Freightman is Social Media Manager for 13News Now. She joined the team as a digital content producer in November 2015 before moving into her current role in September 2016.
Before coming to Hampton Roads, Yasmeen was an associate producer at FOX 5 Atlanta (WAGA) in Atlanta, Georgia. She wrote broadcast scripts for news anchors and reporters and served as a liaison between producers and field reporters. She also served as a news trainee for a fellowship at the station where she learned editing techniques, how to write scripts for television, and how to manage web traffic and social media.
Yasmeen graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs Journalism. She minored in Film Studies during her time at UGA.
As 13News Now's Social Media Manager, Yasmeen oversees many initiatives, including content creation that includes social videos showcasing community events and locals who garner massive attention on social media. Yasmeen was profiled in TVNewsCheck when the outlet covered how 13News Now led the market in social media actions by more than a million actions in 2017.
In 2018, she was nominated for and completed the Best of the Best Leadership Program with the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.
In her spare time, Yasmeen plays tennis, does improv and sketch comedy, and cheers on the Bulldawgs during college football season! GO DAWGS!