Annalise Freimarck

Annalise Freimarck is a reporter excited to cover politics and local government in Campbell, Los Gatos and Cupertino for San José Spotlight.

Before joining the San José Spotlight team full-time, she spent three summers reporting on her hometown for the nonprofit newsroom. She is passionate about telling real human stories that leave a lasting impact on the communities she reports on.

She has experience reporting on homelessness, immigration and LGBTQ+ issues. She even reported on a historic archeological dig and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty to report important stories. She graduated from Boston University, where she studied journalism and English — and learned how to survive a New England winter.

Fact check: Did Omar Din create 200 homeless shelters?

Residents are questioning claims in a recent campaign ad from state Assembly candidate Omar Din that he helped create homeless shelters in San Jose. The advertisement asserts Din — Sunnyvale’s vice mayor and a candidate for Assembly District 26 — will prioritize public safety and includes examples of his past work, ranging from increasing funding for...

Santa Clara County can’t keep up with housing its homeless residents

For every one Santa Clara County household that was housed in 2023, nearly two households became homeless, a recent report reveals. Approximately 4,297 new households experienced homelessness for the first time last year, according to the county’s year-end analysis of its 2020-25 Community Plan to End Homelessness. That’s a 24% jump from the 3,473 households...