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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.


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    Rabbi accused of child molestation being held in Maryland on $5m bond

    BALTIMORE COUNTY, Maryland– New developments tonight in the case of a well-known Cleveland-area rabbi, facing child molestation charges in Maryland. The Fox Eight I-Team, which first broke news of the arrest of Rabbi Frederick Karp at JFK Airport in New York, has learned that Karp has been extradited from New York to Maryland. He is currently being held on $5 million bond. Karp, who is a rabbi at the Menorah Park Center for Senior Living in Beachwood, is being held […]

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    Detective disciplined for playing ‘Dude Looks Like a Lady’ during transgender suspect questioning

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio- A Lakewood police detective is being disciplined for his behavior in the presence of a transgender theft suspect. The veteran officer thought he was being funny playing songs like ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’ and ‘Lola'; but, he was the only one laughing.  Watch Jack Shea’s report in the video above for details.

  • Rocky River auxiliary officer fired after making unauthorized traffic stops

    ROCKY RIVER, OH –  An auxiliary police officer for the Rocky River Police Department has been fired, after an investigation revealed that he made unauthorized traffic stops. Investigators say 38-year-old Patrick Lange, who was assigned to assist sworn police officers on patrols over the holiday season, pulled over at least 17 vehicles for violations like speeding and burned out lights.  He let the drivers go with a warning, but as an unsworn, unpaid volunteer with no police powers, he had […]

  • I-Team: New revelations in case of Beachwood-based rabbi arrested on child molestation charges

    The I-Team has new revelations in the case of Rabbi Frederick Karp, the Beachwood-based rabbi arrested on out-of-state child molestation charges. Investigators say the crimes took place in Maryland and local police are now trying to find out if there are any victims in the Cleveland area. Watch Jack Shea’s report in the video above for the latest.

  • I-Team: Rabbi arrested, accused of sexually abusing a minor

    FOX 8 I-Team reporter Jack Shea has learned that a well-known Cleveland rabbi was arrested out of state on allegations that he sexually abused a minor. Rabbi Frederick Karp is the spiritual living director at the Menorah Park Center for Senior Living in Beachwood, and president of the Association of Jewish Chaplains. He is the focus of a criminal investigation in Maryland. *Watch Jack’s report above for more*

  • Video: Fight inside Bainbridge BW3 similar to other recent brawls

    BAINBRIDGE, Ohio- Police are investigating a fight inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant that was caught on video. The fight began as a dispute between two female students from Twinsburg High School on Friday. With a history of not getting along, witnesses said their friends joined in. Stunned customers looked on as employees tried to break up the melee. Some of them were scratched and pushed. The video is reminiscent of a fight between several women at Beachwood Place on […]

  • Attorney: Huge fight at Cinemark movie theater shows ‘scary sign of the future’

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio- The investigation continues into a large disturbance outside the Cinemark Theater in Valley View on Friday night, that spilled over into neighboring restaurants. Valley View police said they will review video and witness statements, before deciding if any charges will be filed. But Cleveland attorney Ian Friedman is among those who believe the incident was staged, as was a similar fight at Beachwood Place last week. Friedman, who was on his way to the theater in Valley […]

  • Akron man facing charges of animal cruelty after Christmas Eve raid found six dogs

    AKRON, OH      An Akron man, who was among 47 people arrested in November during a raid on one of the biggest dog fighting rings in Northeast Ohio history, is now facing charges of animal cruelty. 53-year-old Robbie Hollis was arrested, after authorities raided his home on Christmas Eve, and found six dogs that did not have access to fresh food and water, and were in some cases emaciated and in need of emergency medical care. The five pit bulls and […]

  • Rescue group asks for help for puppy burned with hot oil

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio-   At first glance, four-month-old Vera looks like a typical happy and healthy pit bull puppy, but it turns out she’s been through a lot in her short life. Once the coat she wears to protect against the cold is removed, you can see that Vera was scalded and much of her hair on her back and sides is gone. According to the pit bull rescue organization, Muttley Crue, Vera was burned by hot oil. The details of […]

  • Authorities: Crime spree that included hold-up, chase and standoff was to feed drug habit

    NORWALK, Ohio- A Richland County man accused of leading authorities on a high speed chase after committing a series of crimes, is hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities said the crime spree of Eric Patrick, 39, included the armed robbery of Gwirtz Market in Shelby. Owner James Gwirtz told FOX 8, “All at once this guy appeared in front of me, held a gun right on the countertop right here like that at my head, and he said ‘this […]

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    Police called in the past to home of man shot, killed by officer

    BEDFORD, Ohio — Bedford Police are still investigating the deadly shooting of a 43-year-old man by a police officer in the Cleveland suburb. Investigators say the incident began after 2 a.m. Friday, when the live-in girlfriend of John Hebebrand called 911 to report a domestic disturbance at their home in the 600 block of Archer Road. She told the dispatcher, “my boyfriend came home drunk and he’s destroying the whole living room, I need police here now.” When Bedford police […]

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    All Cleveland fire stations open on Christmas, city says

    CLEVELAND, OH  – The Cleveland Fire Department’s Station #39 in West Park covers one of the largest response areas in the city, and when four firefighters on the 39 Engine Company were moved to other stations around the city impacted by sick outs on Christmas day, it prompted Firefighters Union President Frank Szabo to sound the alarm and report the station was closed. Szabo said, “on Christmas, when people have family at home, Christmas trees, lots of wrapping paper, this […]