‘Wall Street Journal’ Loses Detroit Reporter to ‘Washington Post’

By: E&P Staff

Sholnn Freeman, a reporter who has covered the automobile industry for the Wall Street Journal since 1999, has accepted a staff reporter position with The Washington Post. He starts his new job Sept. 12.

Freeman, 28, joined the Detroit bureau of the Journal as a reporting assistant in 1999 and was promoted to staff reporter two years later. During his tenure at the Journal, Freeman covered Chrysler, automotive sales and marketing, and youth-related trends in the industry.

Freeman first learned journalism as a middle-school student in Austin, Texas. In high school, he was co-editor of The Liberator student newspaper. At the University of Texas at Austin, Freeman was managing editor of the student newspaper The Daily Texan from 1997-1998. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1999 with a degree in journalism. Internships included stints at The New York Times, Bloomberg News, the Texas Journal, and Florida Today in Melbourne, Fla.

Freeman will continue to cover the auto beat at The Washington Post as a staff reporter based in Washington, D.C.

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