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.


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    Police search for answers in murder of Warrensville Heights woman

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — The search for answers continues into the murder of a Warrensville Heights woman whose body was found in Cleveland on Monday. Jessica Coleman’s boyfriend called police early Monday morning, around 12:30 a.m., and reported Jessica, 26, missing. Her boyfriend told police Jessica had been kidnapped and the kidnappers were asking for money in exchange for her safe return.  Our Jack Shea asked Warrensville Heights Police Chief Wesley Haynes if there was ever a demand for a ransom. […]

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    Apartment uses coyote decoys to keep protective mother goose from eggs

    SHEFFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio– A standoff between the forces of nature and the will of man is unfolding at the Waterford Place Apartments in Sheffield Village. A Canada goose selected the mulch bed in front of the apartment as the spot for her nest. To keep her away, management placed two coyote decoys around the nest. “She can’t sit on them and she can’t keep them warm. So they’re going to die, if they haven’t already. Which is sad because she […]

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    Local couple arrested after using heroin at McDonald’s

    FAIRVIEW PARK, OH – Two northeast Ohio residents are facing drug charges after being caught on video using heroin inside a McDonald’s. 28-year-old Lauren Thompson of Fairview Park and 56-year-old James Gaspar of North Olmsted were caught on surveillance tape from the restaurant. Police are releasing the video now to shed light on the severe heroin drug problem here in northeast Ohio and in the hopes that it sparks a conversation about possible solutions.  

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    Teen accused of throwing bottles at drivers: ‘Could have been devastating’

    MONTVILLE, Ohio– At least seven drivers in the Medina area had their cars damaged by water bottles thrown from another car. The victims said they were driving when the bottles smashed into their windshields; some had severe damage. “The initial impact, it was just, your mind doesn’t compute quick enough. Right after that, your mind computes that and then you’re trying not to over correct. My immediate thought was to turn around to try and get a picture of his license […]

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    Body camera video shows alleged drunk driver being rescued from ravine

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS – A man is currently in stable condition after he fell down a ravine in Cleveland Heights. Police responded to a call of a Dodge Magnum slamming into a parked car, but they couldn’t find the driver. Shortly after arriving, they heard Gregory Johnson yelling from a nearby ravine. He told officers he fell while trying to find somewhere to use the bathroom. He denied being involved in the accident. As firefighters pulled him out of the ravine […]

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    House fire that injured 2 firefighters ruled arson

    CLEVELAND – The early-morning fire that injured two Cleveland firefighters has been ruled an arson. The fire broke out around 5 a.m. at a vacant house on West 53rd Street near Clark Avenue on the city’s west side. The firefighters were injured when some propane tanks inside the home exploded. They were taken to MetroHealth Medical with facial burns, and both were treated and later released. By 6 a.m., the fire was under control, but flames were still shooting out of […]

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    Witnesses say disturbing dispute caught on tape may have started with argument over pills

    WARNING: Some viewers may find parts of this video disturbing  CLEVELAND, Ohio —  New details are coming out surrounding a dispute that ended with a Cleveland woman running over four people with her SUV on East 118th and Buckeye in Cleveland last Friday. A police report obtained by FOX 8 News reveals that the driver is the girlfriend of the woman she’s accused of running over. She told investigators that she did not intend to hit her girlfriend, and her intended targets […]

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    Horrific: SUV runs over several people during dispute in Cleveland

    WARNING: Some viewers may find parts of this video disturbing  CLEVELAND – A Fox 8 viewer captured horrific video of a dispute on Cleveland’s east side early Friday morning. The video shows an argument take a tragic turn when one of the people involved got into her SUV and backed over several other people. “I heard a lot of commotion outside, females screaming, a dude screaming, a child screaming and I ran to the window and I saw that they were in […]

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    University of Akron students come up with one of the best new ideas in the world

    AKRON, Ohio — A team of creative students at the University of Akron came up with an innovation that was recently judged to be one of the best new ideas in the world. The students believe blocks of foam can help solve some of the problems facing the poor of the world as the population continues to grow. “So they can grow herbs, leafy greens and several other lucrative plants. They’ll then be able to sell these plants using our […]

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    History of domestic violence before Hudson murder-suicide

    HUDSON, Ohio– Investigators say there was a history of domestic violence before a man and his wife were found dead in a Hudson home. Police were called to a house on Ravenna Road on Saturday after a teenage boy discovered the bodies of his mother and father inside. Authorities said 42-year-old Kristi Kennedy Bice was shot to death by her estranged husband, 53-year-old Stephen Bice. He then took his own life. Kristi’s brother, who asked that he not be identified, said […]

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    Video shows how officer helps driver in frantic moments before train hits van

    BROOK PARK, Ohio — Police dash camera video captures the frantic moments before a freight train slammed into a van at a rail crossing in Brook Park. The video also shows how a police officer helped to protect the driver of the van just before impact. It happened near Route 237 and Holland Road on Thursday. Police said an AT&T van skirted through the railroad gate and became stuck on the tracks. The van driver was cited for ignoring the flashing lights. […]

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    Driver cited for ignoring lights after train hits van in Brook Park

    BROOK PARK, Ohio– An Elyria man made a critical mistake when he ignored the flashing lights at a rail crossing Thursday night, Brook Park police said. It happened on Eastland Road and Route 237. According to the police report, the man drove around a truck in front of him and went out onto the tracks, causing one of the front tires on his work van to get stuck. Video of a train hitting that van was shot by Middleburg Heights […]