Bill Sheil


Bill has been a member of the award-winning Fox 8 I-Team since 2001. Bill also anchors the weekend 6pm and 10pm newscasts.

Bill is proud to have been a recipient of the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton -- broadcast journalism's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. He has won four first-place National Headliner Awards and has been a finalist for a national Emmy and an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. He has also been honored with numerous regional Emmys, as well as a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Bill's work has been consistently recognized because of the quality of his journalism and the difficulty of the subject matter that he chooses. His nationally honored stories have included the following: a half-hour primetime report on preventing the deaths of children placed under county care in the Cleveland area; a four-year investigation on the priest sex-abuse scandal in northeast Ohio; and an expose which revealed that the cleric who established the first American outpost for what became al-Qaida had quietly relocated to Cleveland.

Bill attended the University of Tulsa, where he received a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. He is also a graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law, and has been a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

His television career started in Tulsa, where he spent five years at KJRH-TV as a reporter and anchor. He moved to Cleveland in 1989 to work at WEWS-TV, where he anchored weekend newscasts and launched an award-winning investigative unit. He joined Fox 8 in December of 1999.

Bill has served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, and was once honored as Regional Big Brother of the Year by the charitable group's national office.

Recent Articles

  • Students Dance for 12 Hours to Battle Autism

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, April 5, 2014, by

    EASTLAKE, Ohio — No doubt, they will be tired when they are done dancing — 12 hours after they started....
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  • Sin Tax: ‘Good Deal’ or ‘Bad Deal’ for Taxpayers?

    Posted on: 1:25 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND — Are Cuyahoga County taxpayers getting a good deal or a bad deal when it comes to its major...
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    city club sin tax debate
  • Red Carpet Rolled Out for Deepwood Idol Contestants

    Posted on: 7:04 pm, March 29, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:54pm, March 29, 2014

    MENTOR, Ohio — They arrived in style, in limos no less, and make-up artists put on the finishing touches you’d...
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  • Crocker Park Expansion to Include American Greetings Headquarters

    Posted on: 6:38 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    WESTLAKE, Ohio– Construction will begin next month on a major expansion at Crocker Park that will include the development of...
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    Crocker Park to welcome new American Greetings headquarters
  • New Fire Station Replaces One Destroyed by Twister

    Posted on: 9:13 pm, March 22, 2014, by

    MINERAL CITY, Ohio — Shovels in hand, officials broke ground on Saturday for a new fire station to replace the...
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  • Memorial Remembers Fallen Firefighters With Personal Touch

    Posted on: 4:20 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND– The Firefighters Shamrock Club paid tribute to the 76 Cleveland firefighters who have lost their lives in the line...
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    Fallen Firefighter Memorial
  • CLE Judge Banned From Hearing Criminal Cases

    Posted on: 5:55 pm, March 16, 2014, by and

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Municipal Judge Angela Stokes will no longer hear criminal cases, at least for now. Presiding Judge...
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    Judge Angela Stokes (Photo Credit: Fox 8 File)
  • Report: ‘Heroin Hits Home’ Harder Than Ever

    Posted on: 7:37 pm, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 09:30pm, March 14, 2014

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Close to 200 people died of heroin overdoses last year in Cuyahoga County alone, and another 85...
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  • I-Team Exclusive: New Cleveland Police Chief Promises Major Changes

    Posted on: 4:26 pm, March 14, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND – In his first sit-down interview, new Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams tells the I-Team’s Bill Sheil that he...
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  • “It’s Not the Worst Thing”: St. Ignatius Coach Talks State Title Tie

    Posted on: 10:02 pm, March 9, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND – Back at home, St. Ignatius hockey coach Pat O’Rourke’s voice reveals a lot about his weekend. He’s hoarse...
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  • New CPD Pursuit Policy Has Zone Car Limit

    Posted on: 6:45 am, March 6, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:59pm, March 6, 2014

    CLEVELAND – In the wake of a deadly chase sixteen months ago that left two people dead, Cleveland police announced...
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  • I-Team Report Spurs Discussion of Possible ‘Cleveland Collaborative’

    Posted on: 10:05 pm, February 25, 2014, by , updated on: 09:50pm, February 25, 2014

    CLEVELAND–In the wake of an I-Team investigation into how Cincinnati made sweeping changes to its police department – changes that...
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