Jack has been a general assignment reporter at Fox 8 since 1995.

In 2009, Jack Shea received an Emmy Award for Fox 8’s live coverage of the Cuyahoga County Government corruption raids.

Among other honors he has received, first place in the country from the National Headliners Awards, for leading Fox 8’s coverage of the Huron County
“Kids in Cages” Story.

Jack has received a number of other awards during his career, including two WICI Crystal Awards for his coverage of the impact of NAFTA in Mexico and the U.S., and a series on illegal political fundraisers.

Jack is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Toledo, where he was President and Prudential of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.

Jack recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by making a pilgrimage to County Kerry Ireland, the homeland of his grandfather before he immigrated to America.

Jack and his family live in Avon Lake.


Recent Articles
  • No more valedictorian? Tradition could soon end at Elyria High School

    ELYRIA, Ohio– As part of a growing trend in education, the tradition of singling out one student as the valedictorian of a graduating class could soon end at Elyria High School. Under a tiered honor system now being proposed by the principal, a larger group of students with top grades would be recognized. “We have so many kids that achieve at a very high level, take advanced classes, honors classes and now college credit plus classes, so when you recognize […]

  • Battlefield Cross officially returns to Ohio military cemetery

    RITTMAN, Ohio – Local veterans were upset when the Department of Veterans Affairs removed a monument from the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. But when  Fox 8 raised questions about the removal of the Battlefield Cross, the VA reversed its decision. Jack Shea has the follow-up to the story, above. Read more, here; watch Jack Shea’s original report in the video, above.

  • Battlefield Cross marker back in place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery

    RITTMAN, Ohio– A Battlefield Cross marker which was removed from the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio, has been returned. Veterans say the marker, made up of a helmet, a rifle and a pair of boots, is one of the most powerful tributes that can be paid to servicemen and women. But, some veterans were outraged when they learned that the Department of Veterans Affairs, which runs the cemetery, had removed a Battlefield Cross because of a complaint that […]

  • Veterans angered after Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery removes Battlefield Cross marker

    RITTMAN, OH  – The Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman is the final resting place of thousands of patriots who served and defended their country in times of war and peace. Veterans who make the pilgrimage to the cemetery to pay their respects to their comrades-in-arms say that one of the most powerful tributes that can be paid to service men and women is a battlefield cross, made up of a helmet, a rifle and a pair of boots. […]

  • Fox 8 viewer helps man find one of his dogs stolen in carjacking

    CLEVELAND, OH – An overjoyed Andrew Wright picked up his dog Polo at the Cleveland City Kennel on Wednesday, five days after the therapy dog disappeared when a gunman stole Wright’s car from a gas station. Wright wept as he told Fox 8, “Thank you, you guys are awesome. I have my Polo, thank you very much. And thank all the viewers for their support and their prayers. You guys are awesome.” Wright had asked for help after the Havanese […]

  • Cleveland carjacking foiled by manual transmission

    CLEVELAND– One man thought he was going to need a new car after he was carjacked at gunpoint. That was until the suspect tried to drive away. Bonn Rassavong, 24, was on a break last Friday night behind the restaurant her works at on West 25th Street in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood when he was approached by a gunman. The man was intent of taking his car. “Sitting right outside of my car. I was on my phone, just looking […]

  • Peace march held in Euclid to merge harmony and diversity

    EUCLID, Ohio — The City of Euclid has seen its share of strife and unrest, but on Sunday, a march through the heart of the city was promoted as a celebration of Euclid’s harmony and cultural diversity. The peace march was organized by a group of clergy members called “Faith in the City,” and their goal is to heal wounds that have led to divisions in Euclid. March organizer Taneika Hill told Fox 8, “I want you to see that […]

  • Brimfield school rallies around 7-year-old with rare genetic disorder

    BRIMFIELD, Ohio– You don’t necessarily have to be big and strong to be brave. But brave is exactly how to describe 7-year-old Kelsie Matijakovic, a second-grade student at Brimfield Elementary School in Portage County. Classmates are saluting her courage as she wages battle against a rare genetic disorder. FOX 8’s Jack Shea has the story.

  • Students, staff mourn loss of Cloverleaf football, track coach

    LODI, OH – A group of student-athletes gathered at Gene Clark Stadium at Cloverleaf High School to console each other after learning that John Sands, an assistant football and track coach for the Colts, was killed on Monday morning in an auto accident. The Wood County Sheriff’s Department says the 23-year-old Sands died at the scene, after his SUV collided with a commercial dump truck on U.S. 6 outside Bradner, Ohio. Students say John Sands had connected with them during […]

  • Football team’s special tribute to high school student has opponent joining in

    WOOSTER, Ohio– Wooster High School senior, Joey McGhee, is the heart and soul of the Generals football team. For three years, he was the team’s water boy, but because of his team spirit, the coach decided that Joey had earned the right to dress for the varsity team his senior year. The Generals finally got a chance to put Joey in a game on Friday night against conference opponent West Holmes. In a great display of sportsmanship, when West Holmes coach, […]

  • Fourth grader saves friend from choking: ‘If she didn’t save me, I wouldn’t be here’

    BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Nine-year-old Lauren Pringle and nine-year-old Baileigh Prochaska have been friends since they were two years old. The girls are neighbors and fourth graders at Brimfield Elementary School in Portage County. They were eating lunch together earlier this month when something went wrong. The trouble started when Lauren began laughing while she was eating. She told Fox 8, “I was eating popcorn and I choked, and I gave Baileigh the sign, like, ‘help me.'” Instead of panicking, […]

  • Investigators release more information in Stark County crash that killed 4

    LAKE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Investigators continue to try and confirm the identities of four people killed in a car crash in Stark County. On Sunday at just after 5:30 p.m., a car traveling at a high rate of speed on State Route 43, just outside Hartville in Stark County’s Lake Township, careened out of control, barrelled across a soybean field, and slammed into a large tree, ejecting one of the passengers. The car erupted into a fireball, killing the driver and […]