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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    Pup making remarkable recovery after extreme case of animal abuse

    AVON LAKE, Ohio — A pit bull named Gibson was the victim of an extreme case of animal abuse. The pup was found lying in a Cleveland street in January after being shot twice in his right front leg. “So he had a fractured humorous that unfortunately was not able to be repaired, so the front limb had to be amputated because of that,” said Dr. Kim Huppe. A Cleveland rescue organization called Love-A-Stray referred Gibson’s case to the Avon Lake Animal […]

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    Earthquake concerns: Some Trumbull County residents warned to be prepared

    WEATHERSFIELD TWP., Ohio — Northeast Ohio is not generally known for seismic activity, so it might surprise you that some people are being warned about the possibility that an earthquake will hit in the near future. Some of the recent quakes have been blamed on so-called injection wells. Many homes in Mineral Ridge and the surrounding area of Trumbull County’s Weathersfield Township are built on top of tapped-out coal mines and are sinking as old support beams in the mines […]

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    Video: police help accused drug dealer unlock car – with the drugs hidden inside

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – Mayfield Heights police say that a man called them after locking his keys in his car. They were happy to help, but once they got the door to the car open, they realized that 39-year-old Keith Deloach might not just be a stranded driver. Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana when they unlocked the car and opened the door. At first Deloach tried to pass it off as a cigar he’d been smoking, but eventually admitted […]

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    Accused drug dealer locks keys in car, busted after calling police

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — We’ve all locked our keys in the car at one time or another, but a suburban Cleveland man is no doubt regretting his decision to ask police for help. Mayfield Heights police say Keith Deloach summoned an officer to the Golden Gate Shopping Center after discovering that he locked his keys in the car. But when the patrolman opened the door, he reported a strong smell of marijuana, and inside they found the drug and paraphernalia. […]

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    Fire victim to heroic neighbor: ‘Good Samaritan does not say enough’

    TWINSBURG, Ohio — A Summit County man is being credited with saving the life of his neighbor, who was trapped inside her burning apartment Saturday night. Investigators say 45-year-old Nikki Efford would not have survived if her neighbor had not taken quick action. On Monday, she got to say “thank you” to her rescuer, 50-year-old Wade Wooten. Efford told Fox 8 News she owes her life to Wooten and is now able to show her gratitude for his uncommon bravery and […]

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    Hear from the heroic Twinsburg man who rescued neighbor from burning apartment

    TWINSBURG, Ohio — Twinsburg firefighters were called out to a fire at the Whitewood apartments Saturday evening and were told that 45-year-old Nikki Efford had been trapped inside the building with her four dogs. Before they arrived though, Efford’s neighbor, Wade Wooten, a maintenance worker and a  U.S. Navy veteran, was walking his dogs and saw the smoke and flames pouring out of her apartment. “I hit the door, it came open, smoke rolled out, I saw an air space on the […]

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    Hundreds come out to remember Alianna DeFreeze as she is laid to rest

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – Hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze Saturday. Police escorted Alianna’s body from Lucas Funeral Home in Garfield Heights to Imani Temple Ministries in Cleveland Heights for her funeral Saturday morning. Alianna was kidnapped and murdered on her way to school January 30 by a man police say is a convicted sexual predator. Alianna’s mother was unaware for nearly 10 hours that her daughter never made it to school that day. By the […]

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    Northeast Ohio man creates app to help victims of heroin overdoses

    CLEVELAND- A Northeast Ohio man is part of a team that is developing a mobile phone app that would summon immediate help for victims of heroin overdoses. It started with a challenge from the Food and Drug Administration to create a way to deliver the drug Narcan to victims in a more timely fashion. Jared Sheehan, a native of Garrettsville and current CEO of a California-based technology company, accepted the challenge and helped develop an app similar to Uber, that […]

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    Bank manager, family held hostage in bizarre robbery plot tell their terrifying story

    A local bank manager and and his family — held hostage as part of a bizarre robbery plot — shared their terrifying story with FOX 8 News. In November 2015, Katie McConnell, 35, was stunned to discover that a man had broken into her home in Richland County and was holding her at gunpoint. Sensing that her two small children were terrified, McConnell decided to pretend the intruder was part of a game. “Oh my gosh, this is going to be so fun; […]

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    Community mourns 6-year-old boy who died of suspected flu-related illness

    SALEM, Ohio — The community of Salem, Ohio, is mourning the death of a little boy. Public health authorities in Columbiana County are investigating the suspected flu-related death of 6-year-old Christopher Avila. Christopher, known as CJ, was initially treated at a hospital in Columbiana County, and then transferred to Akron Children’s Hospital where he passed away on Jan. 28. CJ was in kindergarten at St. Paul Catholic School in Salem. The school was closed on Monday as custodians cleaned all surfaces inside […]

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    No arrest in Medina hit-and-run; Victim still recovering from skull fracture

    MEDINA, Ohio– Police in Medina County are working to identify the driver of a truck that hit a woman trying to cross the street. It happened on Court Street on the square in Medina Saturday evening. Ann Lewis, 60, was in the crosswalk when she was struck by a gray Dodge truck. The driver fled the scene. Lewis was taken by medical helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where she is being treated for a skull fracture and bleeding on […]

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    Mentor Public Schools assign online homework during snow day

    MENTOR, Ohio — The snow storm that swept across northeast Ohio forced hundreds of schools to cancel classes today.  But in the Mentor Public Schools, students were still expected to complete new assignments … online. Fox 8’s Jack Shea has the complete story, above.