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
  • First arrest in new program to stop package thefts from local porches

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio- One week ago, Cuyahoga Falls Police publicly announced that detectives would be placing so-called bait packages around the city, outfitted with GPS tracking devices that would allow officers to follow wherever the package would go and quickly apprehend would-be thieves. Investigators say 20-year-old Alonzo Porter of Akron apparently did not get the memo. Authorities say Porter took a package that police had placed on the porch of a home on Graham Road on Thursday afternoon, as undercover […]

  • Woman delivers her own baby in kitchen at home

    BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio- Tasha Wilburn, 28, says she felt like she might be going into labor early Wednesday morning at her home in Bedford Heights, but there’s no way she could have anticipated the birth of her first child, six weeks before the due date. Tasha’s husband was already at work and she ran to get her cell phone to call 911 for help, and then it happened. “As I was headed to the living room where my cell phone […]

  • Local city comes up with way to stop thieves from stealing packages from porches

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio– As more and more consumers do their holiday shopping online and have packages delivered to their homes, police are warning that criminals continue to take advantage and steal parcels from porches across the region. The city of Cuyahoga Falls is responding to the unfortunate trend, with a crime prevention program that involves placing GPS tracking devices in packages on porches, or purses in unlocked cars. The various items are designed to serve as bait for thieves, whose […]

  • Power outage contributed to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning, investigators say

    MANSFIELD, Ohio —  When authorities discovered the bodies of 34-year-old Megan Keller, a highly-respected administrative supervisor with the Wooster Police Department; her 29-year-old husband, Cody Keller; and their dog inside their home in Washington Township outside Mansfield, the investigation immediately focused on carbon monoxide emissions from a coal burner in the basement. Then as firefighters began removing hot coals from the burner, the chief investigator for the Richland County Coroner’s Office was standing outside the home and noticed something unusual. Bob […]

  • Pit bull ban lifted in Mansfield

    MANSFIELD, Ohio– A ban on pit bulls in the city of Mansfield has been repealed, after years of debate and controversy. Critics of the ban, including the Richland County Humane Society, say the law was generally ignored, unless a pit bull attacked a person or killed another pet. Humane officers say, in some cases, the ban attracted the wrong kind of owners to the breed. Humane Society Executive Director Missy Houghton told FOX 8, “It created a demand for pit […]

  • Aurora police warn homeowners to keep eyes peeled for criminals following storm

    AURORA, Ohio- As residents in this Portage County community continue to clean up from Sunday’s major storm, they have something else to worry about. Aurora Police are warning residents that thieves are prowling around neighborhoods during the overnight hours and stealing items from unlocked vehicles. The suspects hit the Lakes of Aurora neighborhood earlier this week and homeowner, Julie Slisz, told FOX 8, “I think it’s unfortunate for the residents that are at work or on their way to work […]

  • A look at damage in Erie County where a tornado touched down

    BLOOMINGVILLE, Ohio — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado did touch down in Erie County on Sunday. The tornado, with winds of about 100 mph, touched down in Bloomingville. There was damage in several parts of the county including trees down on homes. No injuries were reported. **Continuing coverage of storm damage** Several tornado warnings were issued across Northeast Ohio, Sunday night, including in Erie County and Cuyahoga County.

  • World’s ‘oldest little person’ receives act of kindness to make her life easier

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio– Winifred Ann Kelly, 94, is proud of being in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person in the world with dwarfism. Winnie, as she is known, says one of the only regrets of her life is that in recent years, mobility issues have made it impossible for her to leave her home in Strongsville without assistance. Winnie told FOX 8, “The first ramp they put in, and I tried to go down, I fell flat on […]

  • Campaign controversy brewing in race for Brunswick Hills Township trustee

    BRUNSWICK HILLS TOWNSHIP, Ohio-In the race for Brunswick Hills Township trustee, incumbents, Mike Esber and Christina Kusnerak, are facing a challenge from Adam Gajewski, a supervisor with the city of Medina’s service department. One of Gajewski’s supporters is now accusing Esber and Kusnerak of engaging in political dirty tricks. She says her surveillance camera shows Esber dropping off a copy of Adam Gajewski’s personnel file at her home. The file reveals that Gajewski was suspended without pay by the city […]

  • Shaker Heights students talk live with astronauts on International Space Station

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH – Most students learn about space exploration by reading books and watching videos, but on Wednesday morning, students in Shaker Heights had the unique opportunity to speak live with astronauts on board the International Space Station. Orbiting the Earth at four miles a second, Astronauts Joseph Acaba and Mark Vande Hei answered a wide variety of questions in the live link between the Space Station and Shaker Heights High School. When asked by one student why it’s […]

  • 911 calls, police reveal more details after car plunges off cliff

    VERMILION, Ohio- Vermilion police officers, firefighters and paramedics teamed up late Thursday night for the dramatic rescue of a driver, whose car plunged off a cliff above the Vermilion River Valley. The first call for help came from a nearby resident who told a 911 dispatcher, “We’re sitting in our house and I think somebody went over the cliff down by our house; they’re blaring their horn right now continuously.” Police say the driver of the car was traveling at […]

  • No more valedictorian? Tradition could soon end at Elyria High School

    ELYRIA, Ohio– As part of a growing trend in education, the tradition of singling out one student as the valedictorian of a graduating class could soon end at Elyria High School. Under a tiered honor system now being proposed by the principal, a larger group of students with top grades would be recognized. “We have so many kids that achieve at a very high level, take advanced classes, honors classes and now college credit plus classes, so when you recognize […]