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
  • Thief steals man’s specially-designed bike.. but there’s a happy ending

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — A Cleveland-area man with special needs is appealing to the public for help to recover his specially-designed bike, and to identify the thief who stole it. Nick Baker, 29, earned enough money by working two jobs to buy the bike; it’s given him a real sense of independence.  “I take it to places, like Giant Eagle, Marc’s, Regal, all that, and if I have plans with anyone, I just take it, keep going by myself on […]

  • Man killed in weekend shooting was Cleveland State University professor

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man killed during a rash of violence in Cleveland this weekend has been identified as a professor at Cleveland State University. University officials confirm that David Wilder, 61, of Cleveland, was an adjunct professor at the school. Wilder was shot and killed Saturday in the East 89th Street and Woodland Avenue area. Tywan Cortez Johnson, 15, of Cleveland, also was shot and killed, but in the East 79th Street and Woodland Avenue area. It happened at around […]

  • Teen in trouble for selfie in Solon locker room with naked woman in background

    SOLON, Ohio– The Solon Community Center is considered a civic treasure by thousands of residents who exercise at the facility. That’s why regular visitors were alarmed to learn that a 14-year-old girl took a selfie in the women’s locker room with an unsuspecting, naked woman in the background. “There’s no place for it. Go in, work out, shower, get cleaned up, mind your own business and go home. There’s nothing hard about it,” said resident Norman Woldman. The girl then […]

  • Video: Canton police officer cited for off-duty incident in car

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An off-duty Canton officer finds himself on the wrong side of the law after police say he was found passed out in his personal car. Video shows Jackson Township police officers confronting him on St. Patrick’s Day after receiving a complaint that a man had been asleep behind the wheel of a running car in the parking lot of a restaurant in the Belden Village area, and was occasionally revving the engine. A witness told the […]

  • Authorities find veteran’s badly decomposed body, charge 3 family members of collecting his benefits

    WAINWRIGHT, Ohio — Police say three family members of a Wainwright home spent the social security payments of a veteran whose body was found badly decomposed in their living room. Deputies said they made the gruesome discovery while they were following up on a welfare check on 71-year-old Bob Harris, whom neighbors say they hadn’t seen for an extended period of time. Police say they became more suspicious after learning that  Harris’ debit card for his social security was still being used. […]

  • Photos show massive fire damage inside Willoughby-Eastlake Board of Education building

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio – New photos show the extent of the damage inside the Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools board of education building. The fire at the facility on Ridge Road in Willoughby was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Officials are listing the cause as undetermined – which will allow them to reopen their investigation at a later time. Right now, the damage is so great that it is not safe to go inside the structure, and much evidence as to what might […]

  • Local man sues to get access to pet’s grave

    HUDSON, Ohio – A local lawsuit is making headlines around the world. A man who lost his legs due to a medical condition is suing to gain access to the burial site of his beloved pet. Frank Iannaggi of Mantua buried his cat Yetti at the Boston Hills Pet Memorial Park in Hudson. He credits Yetti with helping him overcome the loss of his legs due to vascular disease. But now he says he can’t get to Yetti’s gravesite easily […]

  • Victims barricade themselves in bedroom during Wayne County home invasion

    MILTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A terrifying home invasion was caught on video in Milton Township, leading to the suspect’s arrest. Two women and three small children were inside a house on Apple Creek Road in Wayne County Thursday afternoon when a man breaks in and demands money. Investigators said the women did the right thing by barricading themselves in a bedroom. The suspect, who was armed with what appears to be an assault rifle, eventually fled. The homeowner and the Wayne […]

  • South Euclid moves to create medical marijuana district

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio– The state of Ohio legalized medical marijuana last year. Now, the city of South Euclid is trying to control where it can be grown and sold. Councilman Jason Russell supports the so-called “pot plan,” and said by attracting businesses that cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana, the city could tap into an emerging industry. “I think we’re getting ahead of it, because it’s legal in the state of Ohio, and if we do nothing, they could just […]

  • Coyote attacks dogs in Lakewood; officials set traps

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Pet owners in Lakewood are being warned after a dog got attacked Monday morning. Lakewood animal control officers were called to the city’s Edgewater neighborhood after a coyote went after two small dogs. One of the dog’s owners said the animal jumped a 5-foot fence to get to his small terrier. In response to the attack by the coyote, Lakewood authorities are placing several traps around the neighborhood in hopes they can snare the coyote before it […]

  • Video: woman arrested for theft of motorized shopping cart she was driving on road

    BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Police in Summit County were amazed when they encountered  woman driving a motorized shopping cart down the middle of Cleveland-Massillon Road. 33-year-old Melissa Bradley says she was given permission to take the cart from a local store. Police were also concerned about the danger she was in while driving the cart on a busy road at night. She was eventually arrested for theft. Jack Shea has more including the newly released video of the incident.

  • 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 […]