St. Louis Public Radio News
4:48 pm
Tue December 31, 2002

KWMU Remembers Greg Freeman

St. Louis, MO – Greg Freeman, host of KWMU's "St. Louis on the Air" and a columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has died.

A native St. Louisan, Freeman began his reporting career at the St. Louis American. He started working at the Post Dispatch in 1980 and joined KWMU as the host of "St. Louis On the Air" in 1999.

He received many awards for his journalism including an Emmy for his show "Mosaic with Greg Freeman" which aired on KETC-TV and a 2002 A.I.R. award for Best Public Affairs Program for "St. Louis On the Air."

Freeman received a kidney transplant in 2001 and also suffered from a form of muscular dystrophy. Despite his health problems his co-workers remark they never heard him complain. Recent columns about his transplant and his disability demonstrated his love for life and positive attitude.

Freeman is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and his son, Will. He was 46.