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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
  • FBI to investigate Canton police officer after traffic stop complaint

    CANTON, Ohio- The motto of Canton Police is ‘to serve and protect,’ but a citizen has accused Patrolman Thomas Hastings, Jr. of serving and then helping himself. The citizen filed a complaint, alleging Officer Hastings stole his money during a traffic stop earlier this year. Chief Bruce Lawver told FOX 8, “I did an initial investigation. At that time, I felt it was corroborated to the point that I automatically put him on administrative suspension.” Chief Lawver said following a […]

  • Driver of semi accused of leading police on high-speed chase across 4 counties

    A truck driver in an 18-wheeler is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase across four Northern Ohio counties. The pursuit stretched from Sandusky to outside Bowling Green. Authorities say the driver stole several items from a dollar store. If he had pulled over right away, he would be facing a charge of petty theft; now, he’s facing a number of felonies. *See the video above in Jack Shea’s report*

  • suspect, David Scofield, 50, of Lancaster, Ohio, was arrested for two counts of impersonating a police officer

    Police: Man pretended to be an officer; startling things found inside car

    AKRON-  Akron police say a Lancaster, Ohio man has been charged with impersonating a police officer, after he attempted to pull over an off-duty police officer, who was on his way to work on Monday night. Investigators say the patrolman was getting onto I-76 west near Arlington Street outside Akron,  when he encountered David Scofield, 50, who was behind the wheel of what appeared to be a police cruiser, complete with a spotlight, antennas, and a sticker on the trunk […]

  • Police say suspect is caught on camera taking iPad belonging to child with autism

    MANSFIELD, Ohio-  A child with autism loses an iPad she uses to communicate, and it’s then stolen from the Walmart in Mansfield. However, quick work by Walmart management and Mansfield police led to an arrest and the recovery of the iPad. Investigators say the child was shopping with her family at the Walmart on Possum Run Road last Friday, when she misplaced the device. A review of surveillance video from the store revealed that after one shopper placed the iPad […]

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    Reports: Priest charged after pushing woman, telling her to leave ‘his church’

    GENEVA, Ohio — A Catholic priest is facing criminal charges in connection with an angry confrontation with a parishioner inside a local church. According to a police report, a Geneva woman said the trouble started when she and two other worshipers were praying after mass at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. The priest allegedly walked in and began speaking to another group of parishioners in a loud voice. The woman, Valerie Ferrante, 51, said she asked Father Robert […]

  • ‘My first thought was he’s doing it again': Women discover more ‘creepy’ behavior in restroom

    The FOX 8 I-Team uncovers the disturbing history of an alleged voyeur, suspected of videotaping women using the restroom at a local country club. The I-Team was then contacted by a group of women who told reporter Jack Shea about a man who was arrested in May for spying on them at a local business. As it turns out, authorities say the same man was working at the country club. *Watch the video above for more*

  • Creepy camera: Woman spots something startling in country club bathroom

    AKRON- An employee of the Portage Country Club, suspected of using his cell phone to spy on women in the club’s restroom, is the focus of a voyeurism investigation. Akron police say a 28-year-old woman was using the restroom on Sunday afternoon, when she noticed a cell phone propped up on the back of the toilet. Lt. Rick Edwards told FOX 8, “And she could see that it was flashing light, saying that it was recording, so she basically picked […]

  • I-Team investigates why dog has not been put down after attacking girl

    ELYRIA, Ohio-  The family of an Elyria girl, who was mauled by a dog last month, turns to the FOX 8 I-Team after authorities refuse to euthanize the animal. It was on September 9 that Roxie Hamilton, 11, was mauled by an American Bulldog, while visiting the home of a friend in Elyria. Roxie told the I-Team, “As I was bending over, the dog just ran at me, and grabbed my face, and I grabbed his jaw, and I tried […]

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    Police take action after officer caught on camera sleeping on job

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Cleveland Heights Police Department is taking disciplinary action against an officer, who was caught on camera sleeping on the job. Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeff Robertson said Officer Trevor Harris has been suspended with pay, pending the outcome of an investigation into last week’s incident. A passerby snapped a photo of Patrolman Harris as he slept in his cruiser in a parking lot, with a textbook propped up on the steering wheel. The FOX 8 […]

  • I-Team: Undercover video shows local wrestler cheating the system

    The FOX 8 I-Team exposes a local professional wrestler, caught on video cheating the system. Michael Meekins, 29, of Akron claimed he couldn’t work because of a bad back, but undercover video shows him in the ring, with no effects from his injury. *Watch Jack Shea’s report above for more*

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    Former Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant passes away

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Ohio Congressman James Anthony Traficant Jr. has passed away after being critically injured in a tractor accident Tuesday. The accident happened at Traficant’s daughter’s home in Greenford. He’d been listed in critical condition since. According to family spokesperson Heidi Hanni, Traficant passed away at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The son of a truck driver, Traficant rose from the bare knuckle, backroom politics of Youngstown to become one of the most colorful and controversial politicians in America. Traficant […]

  • I-team: ‘Snoozing cop’ being investigated after citizen snaps photo, posts online

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Fox 8 I-Team has learned that a Cleveland Heights police officer, who was caught on camera while snoozing on the job, is now the focus of an internal investigation. It was a concerned citizen who snapped the photo of the napping patrolman, apparently asleep in his patrol car with a textbook propped up on his steering wheel, while sitting in a parking lot on Wednesday. When the photo of the drowsy cop was posted on […]