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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.


Recent Articles
  • Willoughby man could face charges after fleeing police, leading them on chase

    WILLOUGHBY – A man lead police on a dangerous chase because he told them he had a bad driving record. He was traveling too fast when he lost control of his truck, hit a tree and rolled. The chase began when police say he refused to pull over and began driving recklessly. He drove through parks and residential areas with police behind him.     “Numerous pedestrians and residents in the area kept pointing out where the vehicle was going […]

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    Listen: Fake emergency call plays out in disturbing ‘swatting’ incident in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio– Police are looking to the public for help in identifying a man who placed a fake emergency call on Sunday night that prompted authorities to summon swat units and hostage negotiators. Investigators say it’s part of a disturbing trend known as ‘swatting.’ They say it’s not a prank; it’s a very dangerous crime. FOX 8’s Jack Shea obtained a recording of the call: Dispatcher: “Parma Police” Caller: “I just shot my dad in the stomach with a 12-gauge […]

  • Auxiliary fireman fired, charged with inducing panic after making fake 911 call

    OBERLIN – For Oberlin firefighters, rushing to a call is routine. But when they arrived and find no sign of a fire, they are not happy. South Amherst Auxiliary Firefighter Dean Evans had called 911, but there was no evidence of a fire. Police traced the call back to Evans and he has since been fired for his actions, along with being charged for inducing panic and making false alarms. Watch Jack Shea’s story above for more.

  • Cleveland ‘dine and dash’ suspect caught by intended victim

    CLEVELAND – Some of Cleveland’s best known restaurant owners are on high alert these days, after being left holding the bag by two suspects who are running up big food and drink tabs..and then running away without paying. It’s called ‘dine and dash’ and Fox 8’s Jack Shea tell us that one of the suspects has been caught….by the very man he was trying to dash out on.  

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    Driver shot, killed during pizza delivery

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A pizza driver was fatally shot while making a delivery on the city’s west side early Thursday morning. The shooting happened shortly after 12 a.m. near West 58th Street and Bridge Avenue. The driver, identified as 41-year-old Michael Prock, died while attempting to escape the scene. He worked at Nunzio’s Pizzeria on Lorain Avenue. Cleveland police are investigating the shooting and say there are no suspects at this time.

  • Exclusive: Boyfriend says woman tried to pin her daughter’s murder on him

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Janet Tyburski, 45, was arrested on May 5 for the murder of her daughter, Rachele Tyburski, 26. Now, Tyburski’s boyfriend and the father of her son is speaking out about Janet trying to pin the murder on him. Tom Fialko said Janet called him after the weekend Rachel had gone missing, claiming Rachel had spent the weekend with him. “The point of that phone call was to set me up. That was her plan, to put me in the […]

  • Surveillance video shows baby abandoned on Cleveland’s west side

    CLEVELAND, Ohio –The FOX 8 I-Team has learned that a warrant has been issued for the father of a 2-month-old baby boy found abandoned on Cleveland’s west side. Police say the infant was found on the sidewalk at the corner of West 80th Street and Lorain Avenue Monday around 9:15 p.m. A passerby found the baby and called police. The baby was taken to Fairview Hospital to be examined. He is now being cared for at the Jane Edna Hunter […]

  • Couple files lawsuit against Mansfield officer claiming he forced sex acts to avoid charges

    MANSFIELD – Michael Garn was indicted back in February for allegedly tampering with evidence and having sex with women he encountered while on patrol. Now, one of the women and her husband are suing Garn and the police department. According to Assistant Prosecutor Clifford Murphy, there are 14 different victims and to his knowledge, they’re all willing to testify against Garn. If convicted on all charges, Garn could face more than 35 years in prison. Watch Jack Shea’s story above for […]

  • Three men arrested in connection with 2006 cold case murder in Geauga County

    GEAUGA COUNTY – Daniel Ott was murdered inside his home back in 2006, his wife survived, was not harmed and called 911. For years, police didn’t appear to have any leads, but pursued a theory that the wrong Daniel Ott was killed in a ‘murder for hire’ plot. U.S. Marshals recently arrested Joe Rosebrook, 58, his brother Carl Rosebrook, 57, and a third unidentified man. Sources tell Fox 8 News that an exhaustive investigation has revealed that Daniel Ott had […]

  • Grave error: Husband convicted of killing wife is buried on top of her coffin

    ELYRIA – Mary Dallas has been buried at Brookdale Cemetary since her husband killed her in 1993. Marvin Dallas pleaded no contest to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in 1993. He served 12 years in prison, before being released in 2005 over the objections of Mary’s family. Recently, Dallas’ daughter, Crystal Denn, went to visit her mother and noticed new dirt above her mother’s grave. It turned out, Marvin Dallas’ will said he should be buried on the same plot […]

  • A very special graduation for one Chardon senior

    CHARDON, Ohio – The end of each school year is an exciting time for students, parents and teachers alike, especially as some students graduate from high school. Fox 8′ s Jack Shea has the story of one very special student, who has made quite an impression on everyone he meets.

  • U.S. Marshals searching for fugitive in connection with Lorain Avenue fire

    CLEVELAND – A huge fire tore through an apartment building on Saturday night, and officials are now searching for a suspect. The U.S. Marshals Service says it is now seeking 32-year-old Gianni Gray for questioning in connection with the fire. The convicted felon is already a most-wanted fugitive. The blaze began shortly after 10 p.m. at 91st and Lorain Avenue. There were also power outages in the area because a number of transformers blew out as crews fought to control the flames. […]