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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
  • Department of Homeland Security speaks out on illegal immigrant accused in Lake County crime spree

    CONCORD TWP., Ohio — The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that they attempted to find out Juan Emmanuel Razo’s legal status on July 7, but he was released when the determination was unable to be made.  Razo is accused of shootings in Concord Twp. on Monday. Homeland Security gave Fox 8 the following statement on Wednesday: DHS is closely monitoring this case and coordinating with local authorities. Following the completion of his criminal proceedings and any sentence imposed by the […]

  • Dash cam video reveals new details in police chase that ends in deadly crash

    STREETSBORO, Ohio– New developments in a police pursuit that ended in a deadly crash. Newly-released dash cam video shows Aurora police arriving at the scene shortly after the collision between the SUV and a truck on Tuesday. Nadia Campbell, 26, of Cleveland was killed in the crash on SR 43 in Streetsboro. The driver, Frank Tindell, 34, also of Cleveland, was pulled from the crash and rushed to Akron City Hospital. Investigators said the fatal incident began when Aurora police […]

  • Woman says praying behind the wheel caused crash that injured grandmother

    BELLEVUE, Ohio– A woman says praying behind the wheel caused a crash that injured a woman who was trying to get her grandchildren out of her car. It happened in Bellevue, Ohio, in August 2014. The victim, Pamela Beckham, 50, suffered a broken neck and numerous other injuries. Bellevue police initially believed that the driver, Marilyn Perry, 62, was on her cell phone at the time of the accident, or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But, the […]

  • ‘He could have died': 6 boys taken to hospital after using type of synthetic marijuana

    CLEVELAND– Police say six boys, between the ages of 11-15, were rushed to local hospitals Sunday night after experiencing the effects of a type of synthetic marijuana. Renee Thompson was the first to spot the boys at W. 117th St. and Headley Ave. She asked her daughter to call 911 while she tried to help one of the boys who appeared to be unconscious. “He came back and he was talking like he was alright. Then he started crawling around […]

  • Caregiver accused of stealing money from woman with multiple sclerosis

    A local family is accusing a caregiver of taking money from a trust fund that was set up for a loved one suffering from multiple sclerosis. Noel Zugay was the mother of two sons. Shortly after they were born, she began to show the effects of multiple sclerosis. Over the years, her health spiraled downward. When her family sought the help of a home health aide, they settled on a woman named Teri Tvergyak Sidoti. In 2005, Noel and her […]

  • Homeowner opens fire during terrifying home invasion

    Two men are arrested for their alleged roles in a terrifying home invasion in Olmsted Township that ended after the homeowner opened fire on one of the suspects. FOX 8 News reporter Jack Shea spoke with the homeowner. Watch his report above for more.

  • Cleveland school official learns punishment for attacking former teacher

    The longtime athletic commissioner of the Cleveland Public Schools learns his punishment for attacking a former teacher and coach at a high school basketball game. I-Team reporter Jack Shea broke the story and uncovered the video of the attack. Watch his report above for details on the commissioner’s sentencing. A spokesperson for the school district says Leonard Jackson remains on administrative leave, pending the district’s investigation. Meanwhile, Vito Federici says he plans to sue Jackson. *CLICK HERE to read much […]

  • Gas station manager stunned by damage left behind from ATM theft

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Cleveland police are searching for a team of bold bandits who crashed into an east side gas station Friday morning and made off with a cash machine and a safe. The manager of the Sunoco gas station on Superior Ave. told FOX 8’s Jack Shea that he was stunned by what he found after an alarm went off. Thieves crashed through the front of the building and stole an ATM that was bolted to the floor inside. Watch […]

  • Willoughby man could face charges after fleeing police, leading them on chase

    WILLOUGHBY – A man lead police on a dangerous chase because he told them he had a bad driving record. He was traveling too fast when he lost control of his truck, hit a tree and rolled. The chase began when police say he refused to pull over and began driving recklessly. He drove through parks and residential areas with police behind him.     “Numerous pedestrians and residents in the area kept pointing out where the vehicle was going […]

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    Listen: Fake emergency call plays out in disturbing ‘swatting’ incident in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio– Police are looking to the public for help in identifying a man who placed a fake emergency call on Sunday night that prompted authorities to summon swat units and hostage negotiators. Investigators say it’s part of a disturbing trend known as ‘swatting.’ They say it’s not a prank; it’s a very dangerous crime. FOX 8’s Jack Shea obtained a recording of the call: Dispatcher: “Parma Police” Caller: “I just shot my dad in the stomach with a 12-gauge […]

  • Auxiliary fireman fired, charged with inducing panic after making fake 911 call

    OBERLIN – For Oberlin firefighters, rushing to a call is routine. But when they arrived and find no sign of a fire, they are not happy. South Amherst Auxiliary Firefighter Dean Evans had called 911, but there was no evidence of a fire. Police traced the call back to Evans and he has since been fired for his actions, along with being charged for inducing panic and making false alarms. Watch Jack Shea’s story above for more.

  • Cleveland ‘dine and dash’ suspect caught by intended victim

    CLEVELAND – Some of Cleveland’s best known restaurant owners are on high alert these days, after being left holding the bag by two suspects who are running up big food and drink tabs..and then running away without paying. It’s called ‘dine and dash’ and Fox 8’s Jack Shea tell us that one of the suspects has been caught….by the very man he was trying to dash out on.