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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
  • FOX 8 Exclusive: Video shows chase that ends with driver crashing into cruisers

    A FOX 8 exclusive: a suburban Cleveland man is facing felony charges after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed into two cruisers on the front lawn of a church. FOX 8’s Jack Shea has the video that shows just how much the suspect endangered the lives of police officers and other drivers.

  • Assistant professor at Kent State charged with menacing after road rage incident

    KENT – Linden Adkins, an assistant professor of computer systems at Kent State University, has been charged with menacing after a road rage incident was caught on camera. Adkins was shown on camera confronting the driver of a minivan, when he then grabs the windshield wiper before the minivan driver pulls away. Adkins told Fox 8 that the driver was texting and almost hit a female pedestrian, that is what sparked his reaction. Adkins’ status at the university is not […]

  • Troubling questions raised about East Cleveland Fire Dept.’s manpower, equipment

    Troubling questions are being raised about the East Cleveland Fire Department’s manpower and equipment, after an early morning fire damages three homes. FOX 8’s Jack Shea reports that firefighters say the situation in East Cleveland is so bad, they almost had to take a prisoner transport van to the scene of the fire.

  • Akron police officer arrested, accused of stalking his former girlfriend

    AKRON – An Akron police officer has been arrested after he allegedly stalked his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend. Akron Police Sergeant Eric Paull was arraigned on charges of assault and menacing by stalking. He allegedly followed his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend, threatening them through texts and emails. The victim told police Paull threatened to kill her, her boyfriend and himself. After Paull’s arraignment, his bond was set at $100,000 dollars and was ordered to wear an […]

  • Sex offender charged with sexually assaulting disabled woman in Cleveland apartment

    CLEVELAND- A convicted sex offender from Summit County is accused of raping a Cleveland woman after forcing his way into her downtown apartment. Joe Hill III, 22, of Macedonia, was arraigned on charges that he sexually assaulted a disabled woman at the Winton Manor Apartments on Prospect Avenue on Monday. The police report said the victim found Hill, who was intoxicated, on the floor of the elevator and helped him. That’s when he forced his way into her apartment and […]

  • Dash cam shows state trooper mishandle a traffic stop, resulting in her being fired

    LORAIN – Ohio State Highway trooper Tammy Soto has been fired follow a traffic stop she mishandled involving a Lorain police officer she knew. Soto was responding to a call of a driver going the wrong way in the westbound lanes of Route 2 in Amherst. The investigation showed that Soto took control shortly after arriving on scene, telling the Lorain officer, William Lachner, to get into the back of her car. She tells Lachner to keep his mouth shut […]

  • New details: Report, dispatch tapes released in alleged RTA assault

    LAKEWOOD – A woman accused an RTA police officer of assaulting her earlier this week. Jessica Ferrato, 39, claims the officer assaulted her. Since the incident, the RTA police officer has been suspended while there is an investigation. Ferrato said she showed the officer her pass, but he insisted she followed his commands. Ferrato told Fox 8 she had a glass of champagne before the incident, but according to reports, the officer felt she was intoxicated. According to the officer’s citation, she was cited with […]

  • Video shows what happened after former Navy SEAL claimed he was shot

    CLEVELAND  – After former Navy SEAL, Christopher Heben, 45, was found not guilty, evidence from his trial has now been released. Heben was accused of lying about being shot in the parking lot to Bath police. He plead not guilty to one charge of Falsification and a second charge of Obstructing Justice. Detectives claimed his story never added up.

  • Woman says RTA police officer assaulted her over a bus pass

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio- A woman in Lakewood says she is the victim of police brutality. Jessica Ferrato, 39, is accusing an RTA police officer of assaulting her outside of a rapid station. Jack Shea reports that Ferrato has filed a complaint against the officer because she says he “roughed her up” over a “bus pass.” RTA released the following statement: “Yesterday, we became aware of the incident and immediately launched a thorough investigation. Today, we received a formal complaint from Ms. […]

  • House vandalized with hundreds of eggs: owner being cited for damage

    EUCLID, OH – There are new developments in the story of a Euclid man whose house had been egged hundreds of times by a mysterious vandal. The vandalism has gone on for more than a year, and now the homeowner says he is being cited for the damage done to the house. The city of Euclid and the family are offering a 2-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to the arrest of the vandal. Please call Euclid police if […]

  • Wife among those indicted in 2011 cold case murder of Newbury Township man

    GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities say that three arrests have been made in connection with a cold case murder in Newbury Township. According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Randy G. Scheffield, 53, was found dead in his home on Dec. 27, 2011. He had a gunshot wound to the head. At a press conference on Friday afternoon, authorities said those indicted are: Randy’s wife, Doretta Scheffield, 64; Doretta’s son, David “Tig” Rowles, 34; and his girlfriend, Gina Battaglia, 31. […]

  • Cleveland chase caught on dash cam, two suspects still on the run

    CLEVELAND – On March 13, Ohio State Highway Patrol had assigned two troopers to the east side of Cleveland. They attempted to pull over a car for pulling through an intersection without a working traffic light and not having a visible license plate. The driver fled, leading the troopers through city streets. As the trooper pulled back, in fear of the chase becoming dangerous, the car crashed into a tree at East 93rd and Harvard. The driver and passenger fled, but […]