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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
  • Video: Self-proclaimed martial artist accused of kicking officer in the groin

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio-  Video obtained by the FOX 8 I-Team shows how a Willoughby woman having a bad day, made it worse by kicking a police officer in the groin. The officer and his co-workers were not amused by the antics of Kim Weingard, 45, a self-proclaimed martial artist, and the video shows that she continued to be combative in the booking area of the Willoughby City Jail. Police had been called to Weingard’s home on a report of a disturbance, […]

  • Local attorney accused of using hypnosis to have sex with women

    SHEFFIELD, Ohio- The Lorain County Bar Association says a woman came to the Sheffield Village Police Department in September and told investigators that her attorney, Michael Fine, had allegedly hypnotized her in order to perform sexual acts, during meetings at his office to discuss a custody dispute. The woman, now known as Jane Doe #1, did not recall what happened in the meetings, but felt strongly there had been sexual conduct without her consent. She eventually wore a hidden camera […]

  • ‘It was a zoo’: Police break up one of largest dog-fighting rings in NE Ohio history

    AKRON-  Akron police say they arrested 47 people on dog-fighting charges and rescued eight pit bulls, after a small army of police officers and federal agents raided a compound surrounding an Akron home on Saturday night. Authorities say the timing of the raid could not have been better. “The dog fight was actively happening. They were in their first fight of the evening. The dogs were in the ring. There was a dog-fighting ring built into a two-car garage,” said […]

  • Police turning up heat on cold case of missing East Cleveland man

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio-  Over the past eight years, the case of 72-year-old Willie Standberry, an East Cleveland grandfather who vanished without a trace in 2006, has confounded his family and police. East Cleveland police are now trying to turn up the heat on the cold case, by offering a $5,000 reward for information that will uncover the truth about what happened to Standberry. Sgt. Scott Gardner told FOX 8, “I believe that any person that goes missing, a homicide victim, […]

  • ‘I kept thinking I was going to lose my legs’: Victim speaks in Westlake bar crash

    WESTLAKE, OH — A bartender who suffered severe injuries last month, when a stolen pick-up truck being chased by police slammed into a Westlake bar, is sharing her story of survival. Bethany Capasso told Fox 8,  “I just remember hearing a really loud screeching noise of tires, also remember hearing the cops sirens and I heard that, as I hear the screeching, I look out the window and it all happened so quickly.” Capasso was working behind the bar at […]

  • Confession leads to answers in graveyard vandalism

    RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio- Authorities say they’ve found the juveniles they think damaged some of the grave markers at Mount Olive Cemetery in Monroe Township. After FOX 8 aired the story about the vandalism, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that the teens responsible for the crime were students at Hillsdale High School in neighboring Ashland County. When they went to the home of one of the teens, he admitted that he had used a chainsaw to cut down […]

  • Video: Shocking discovery after cars disappear from parking lot

    FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio-  After discovering that two cars disappeared from his parking lot, the owner of Complete Automotive Repair on Lorain Road in Fairview Park checked video from his surveillance cameras Thursday morning and was shocked by what he saw. Rich Keller said two men in tow trucks pulled into the lot late Wednesday night, and towed away two cars that were being repaired at the shop: a 1999 Ford Taurus and a 1997 Toyota Camry. Keller told FOX 8, […]

  • Four boys face charges for posting certain photos of girl classmates

    GRANGER TOWNSHIP, Ohio-  The buzz at Highland High School on Wednesday was not the Hornets upcoming playoff game. It was the news that four boys who attend the school are facing juvenile charges of unruliness, for posting sexually explicit photographs of female classmates on the internet. The Medina County Sheriff’s Office said the girls had taken the explicit photos of themselves three years ago, unaware that they would later be posted on the web. Parents who live in the Highland […]

  • Vandals strike in unusual way at local cemetery some say is haunted

    MONROE TWP., Ohio- A local cemetery, that some residents claim is haunted by the ghost of a witch, was desecrated this week by vandals. Someone cut down a more than 100-year-old tree at Mount Olive Cemetery in Richland County’s Monroe Township. The tree landed on top of some of the oldest gravestones at the cemetery. Jack Shea has more in the video above- including the legend of Mary Jane.

  • Stunning turn of events in youth football league controversy

    A stunning turn of events. Members of a youth football league have decided to end their seasons rather than play against a team that was thrown out of the league earlier this month, and then later reinstated by a judge. FOX 8′s Jack Shea says that team from Streetsboro is the only squad still standing in a league that does not want them. *Watch Jack’s report above for more* Click here for the entire statement from the Portage Trail Youth […]

  • Lawsuit: Youth football teams punished over adults’ actions at game

    It’s a football controversy that’s been dragged off the gridiron and into a courtroom. An entire youth football program has been booted from a local league prompting a lawsuit by parents alleging, among other things, that the action was racist. According to the lawsuit, a total of 200 kids are being punished because of the conduct of adults at a recent game. Watch Jack Shea’s report above for more.

  • FBI to investigate Canton police officer after traffic stop complaint

    CANTON, Ohio- The motto of Canton Police is ‘to serve and protect,’ but a citizen has accused Patrolman Thomas Hastings, Jr. of serving and then helping himself. The citizen filed a complaint, alleging Officer Hastings stole his money during a traffic stop earlier this year. Chief Bruce Lawver told FOX 8, “I did an initial investigation. At that time, I felt it was corroborated to the point that I automatically put him on administrative suspension.” Chief Lawver said following a […]