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
  • ODOT gives temporary reprieve from construction on Route 2 exit ramp

    MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer tourism season on the Lake Erie Islands, but lake-goers are bracing for what could be a traffic nightmare. A construction project has shut down an exit ramp that many people use to access the lake. Fox 8’s Jack Shea has some good news about the project in light of the upcoming holiday week. You can watch it in the video box, above.

  • Surveillance video shows two escapees breaking into John Dewey Elementary School

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Surveillance video obtained by FOX 8 News shows two escapees breaking into John Dewey Elementary School in Warrensville Heights a short time after they broke out of Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility in Highland Hills. It appears the teens may have been looking for a change of clothes and anything else that might help them get away. But, they fled the school when police responded to an alarm and nearly caught them. Investigators say the two […]

  • Police: Man revived from possible heroin overdose after plowing through neighborhood with kids in car

    MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio — A 34-year-old Lake County man is facing criminal charges after police say he plowed through a quiet Mentor-on-the-Lake neighborhood while passed out at the wheel of his car with his two children in the back seat. Police were called to Primrose Drive Thursday night after the man drove across six yards before crashing into a telephone pole. He left a path of damage in his wake. “All of the sudden I hear my mother, I hear my […]

  • Man seeks to return crucifix to owner 50 years after stealing it from Mansfield church

    MANSFIELD, Ohio– A remorseful thief is asking for help to find the owner of a crucifix he stole from a church more than 50 years ago. Gere Goble has received a number of unusual letters in her 30 years in the newspaper business, but none compare to the one the Mansfield News Journal received last week. “I’m sending this crucifix in hopes you will post a picture of it in your paper. I want to right a wrong that I […]

  • Inside Eastlake’s new medical marijuana plant

    EASTLAKE, Ohio– Construction on what will be one of Ohio’s first medical marijuana cultivation facilities is moving ahead. Buckeye Relief, a 60,000-square foot plant, is being built on the site of a former community center on Curtis Boulevard in Eastlake. It’s one of 12 operations to receive a provisional cultivator license by the state of Ohio. If the new facility passes inspection in July, the company will be allowed to sell to medical dispensaries. “There’s a lot of people that […]

  • Video shows gunfight outside Cleveland store as shoppers duck for cover

    CLEVELAND — Newly-released surveillance video shows a frightening gunfight between two groups of suspected gang members outside a Cleveland carry-out earlier this year. It happened at 6:30 in the evening on February 19 at a convenient mart on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood. A man and his two small¬† children walk out of the carry-out when suddenly three cars pull into the parking lot and the occupants open fire on two SUVs parked in front of the store. What […]

  • VIDEO: Amish man in buggy arrested for OVI, told deputy he had 10 beers

    HUNTSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio — In Amish society, young people between the ages of 16 and 21 are encouraged to explore the outside world before choosing the simple life and that often includes the use of alcohol. But, a local Amish man, who may have taken the rite of passage known as Rumspringa too far, is accused of running afoul of the law. Investigators say the man had been drinking when he took the reins of his buggy and put himself […]

  • Denzel Ward remembers dad, says ‘he watched last night in heaven’

    MACEDONIA, Ohio –The Browns selection of Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward as their No. 4 pick inspired a wide range of emotions for teachers, coaches and students at Nordonia High School where the 20-year-old was an All-State football player and champion on the track. “I was scared, you know, honestly; it’s a lot of pressure to put on a young man. He’s coming home, I mean, and there’s going to be a lot of people that expect him to do […]

  • Manure message: Local farmer gives residents whiff of what could happen if land deal fails

    LORDSTOWN, Ohio — A local farmer is going to extreme measures to show he’s not happy with some Trumbull County residents. Harvey Lutz planned to sell property to the company that owns TJ Maxx. But, the people in Lordstown aren’t happy about the idea of the traffic and put the deal in jeopardy. Lutz said, “Fine. I’ll raise chickens for Kentucky Fried Chicken instead.” And, to give his neighbors an idea of what they would be in for, he dumped […]

  • ‘It’s like a bomb goes off’: What is causing mysterious loud booms in Girard?

    GIRARD, Ohio — There are some jangled nerves in the City of Girard in Trumbull County as a series of mysterious loud booms are rattling residents and their homes. Some residents believe the booms are caused by gas explosions at a near car shredding company; however, others believe the booms are the result of underground explosions. “It’s like a bomb, like a bomb goes off and the vibration of your house, it’s crazy and it’s very scary,” said Mary Lou […]

  • Favorable ruling: Barberton senior wins contest to have Judge Judy speak at graduation

    BARBERTON, Ohio – For anyone who watches “Judge Judy” on Fox 8, you’ll know that the judge has a sharp mind and an even sharper wit. One Barberton High School senior caught her attention recently, and now she’s speaking at the school’s graduation. Barberton’s Nicholas Ratay is a long-time Judge Judy fan. Each year, she sponsors an essay contest for high school seniors. The prize? She’ll speak at their graduation ceremony. Nicholas’ essay on the history of Barberton won the […]

  • Who’s to blame for the hazardous chemical spill that shut down I-480 for hours?

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — If you were one of the thousands of drivers affected by a hazardous chemical spill that shut down I-480 in Cleveland on Thursday, you might be interested in the investigation by the Ohio State Highway¬† Patrol into who’s to blame for what happened. Investigators say the driver of a truck loaded with items that included the chemicals has indicated it was not his fault. “He was traveling westbound on Interstate 480 when a car swerved in front […]