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Most Fox Sports Detroit freelancers to be offered $2,500 loan from parent company in April

Free Press sports writer Anthony Fenech tours the Detroit Tigers' Dominican Republic academy in March 2020. Detroit Free Press

Fox Sports Detroit freelancers, including stage managers, camera operations, audio technicians, editors and on-air talents, are set to receive financial relief from parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group amid the coronavirus outbreak.

After FSD freelancers went 12 days without financial help or answers from Sinclair, the television company that owns 21 Fox Regional Sports Networks has established a way to offer support to nearly 1,000 eligible freelancers across the country.

Those eligible freelancers will receive a $2,500 interest-free advance beginning April 3 to serve as financial help in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sinclair announced Tuesday night.