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
  • Video shows man get into fight with student he believes is bullying stepson

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio– A local man is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a student at Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights. Police say video shows the 35-year-old man arriving at the school after learning his son was allegedly being bullied. As the man walked through the lunchroom area, he was confronted by a 16-year-old student. The two went nose to nose and exchanged words. The man appeared to strike the teen, who then came back at the man. They bounced off […]

  • ‘I wish I was there:’ Surviving family member talks about house fire that killed seven

    AKRON, Ohio– The daughter and sister of the victims of a deadly Akron house fire is sharing her story. Firefighters were called to a home on Fultz Street in Akron just before 3 a.m. Monday for the blaze. While the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office hasn’t officially identified the victims, we know two adults and five children, ranging in age from 1 to 14 years old, died in the fire. Brittany Boggs said her heart is broken over the loss […]

  • ‘They’re all gone:’ relatives of the 7 Akron fire victims react to the devastating news

    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio – Relatives of the victims of Monday’s deadly Akron house fire are reacting to the news that 7 family members lost their lives in the flames. They say they learned about the tragedy early Monday morning, when they received a message with the devastating words, “They’re all gone.” Jack Shea spoke with the mother and grandmother of the victims as well as one of their aunts at their homes in Garrettsville. A GoFundMe account has been set up by the […]

  • Clerk saved by deli case when car crashed into convenience store

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Chaotic moments are captured on police body camera after a car crashed into a convenience store. Rocky River police responded to an alarm early Sunday morning at the convenience mart on Hilliard Boulevard, and discovered that a car traveling at around 40 mph had crashed through security poles and drove into the middle of the store. The clerk was trapped under debris and told police he had just closed for the night, when the car crashed into the front […]

  • Willard police investigate mystery behind stray bullet that hit home

    WILLARD, Ohio –  A bullet slams through the wall of a home in a quiet neighborhood. And that was just the beginning of a mystery unfolding in Willard, Ohio. Residents on Dale Avenue heard a number of gunshots on May 4th. Some also reported seeing a car drive away at high speed right afterwards. But two blocks away, one of those bullets hit the glass door of a home, missing two people who were sleeping inside. They weren’t hurt. Police […]

  • VIDEO: Thousands of trading cards stolen from shop including ‘Magic: The Gathering’ cards

    MANSFIELD, Ohio — Surveillance cameras are rolling as thieves break into a shop that specializes in the trading card game called “Magic: The Gathering.” Players who enjoy the game know they can find the best collection of cards at a shop in Mansfield — Realm Games- owned by two brothers who have been fascinated with the game for years. “I like to describe it as chess, only you get to start with 16 thousand pieces to choose from. You choose […]

  • Lorain officers won’t be charged in excessive force case

    LORAIN, Ohio — It was shocking video: A suspect’s head getting rammed into the windshield of a car. But, federal prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against the Lorain police officers involved. Jack Shea has the complete details, above this story.

  • Ashland County Sheriff’s Office K-9 handler who touched many lives passes away unexpectedly

    ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio– Sgt. Tim Kitts, a decorated K-9 officer with the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, passed away unexpectedly Thursday night. Sgt. Kitts and his K-9 partner Meeko always seemed to be in the middle of a major investigation, whether it was searching for a fugitive on the run, a missing person or illegal drugs being shipped into the area. “I mean, they were down on 30; they would go out on Interstate 71. They made numerous traffic stops and they come up […]

  • Bratenahl police work to find suspect who crashed stolen Jeep and survived

    BRATENAHL, Ohio– Police in Bratenahl are trying to solve a mystery: What happened to a fleeing suspect who vanished after crashing a stolen Jeep at Dead Man’s Curve? Authorities said they assumed the man who badly injured or killed in the crash, but he somehow survived and got away. An officer tried to pull over the suspect early Tuesday after noticing fresh damage on the SUV. Police said the man refused to stop and sped westbound on the Shoreway. With […]

  • ‘The goose dive-bombed him’: Nesting goose, mate causing problems at apartment complex

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio– A nesting goose and her mate are keeping postal carriers from delivering mail to an apartment building in Willoughby. The goose picked an awkward spot to nest: a mulch bed in front of the mailboxes at the Tamarac apartment complex. Residents trying to pick up their mail said they have been attacked by a male goose standing guard nearby. Witnesses said the goose also charged at a postal carrier as he was delivering the mail. “The goose like […]

  • VIDEO: Vietnam veteran fires shot at thieves breaking into American Legion Post

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio — A couple of burglars pick the wrong place to break into. A Wayne County sheriff’s deputy, responding to an alarm early Wednesday morning at The American Legion Post outside Wooster, meets 76-year-old Don Bertsch, a Vietnam veteran, who is the financial officer for the post. The two men search the building and eventually work their way up to the second floor where Bertsch, who has a conceal carry permit, encounters two men inside an office they […]

  • Stolen shoes lead to arrest in Elyria burglary

    ELYRIA, Ohio – An Elyria couple’s home was burglarized one day. And the very next day, they saw a man walking down the street – wearing a pair of the shoes that had been stolen from their home the day before. The footwear in question was a custom-made pair of Kyrie Irving shoes, and they became the key to identifying the suspect. Elyria police quickly arrested Jeremy Krugman after the owners identified the shoes. He is now facing a charge of […]