Freeman named general manager in Stuart, Port St. Lucie

Fri, February 26, 1999 by Mark Kroeger

STUART, Fla. – Rebecca K. Freeman, business manager of The Stuart News and The Port St. Lucie News since 1993, has been promoted to general manager.The appointment is effective March 1.“Becky Freeman’s responsibilities for the News as well as for Scripps’ Treasure Coast newspapers have steadily increased and this new title reflects those broader responsibilities,” said Thomas E. Weber Jr., editor and president of the Stuart and Port St. Lucie newspapers. “She is an exceptionally skillful manager who has shown a long and deep dedication to the newspapers and to the communities and readers we serve.”Freeman, 46, is president of the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce.Before her appointment as business manager, she was personnel director for The Stuart News. She has been an employee of the company since 1981.She is a graduate of Jones College with a degree in business administration. She has a certificate of personnel administration from Florida Atlantic University, and she is accredited by the Society of Human Resource Management. She is a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Michigan Business School.She and her husband, Bob, live in Jensen Beach, Fla. They have a daughter, Jennifer, and a son, Andrew.The E.W. Scripps Company publishes three daily newspapers on the Treasure Coast: The Stuart News, The Port St. Lucie News, and the Press Journal in Vero Beach; three weekly newspapers, The Jupiter Courier, The Fort Pierce News and the Sebastian Sun; and monthly publications, The Business Journal and 50Plus. Scripps also produces TCPalm, a web site with news and classified advertising. Scripps operates 17 other daily newspapers nationwide; nine network-affiliated television stations, including WPTV (NBC),West Palm Beach, Fla., and WFTS (ABC), Tampa; two TV networks, Home & Garden Television and the Food Network; a TV programmer, Scripps Productions; United Media, a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics; the Scripps Howard News Service; and publishes independent Yellow Pages directories.