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.


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    Lake County man screams at judge before his sentencing

    LAKE COUNTY  – A Lake County man was standing in court waiting to be sentenced when he starting screaming at the judge. John Macko was waiting for Judge Eugene Lucci to sentence him on charges of aggravated burglary and impersonating a police officer when Macko began screaming. Macko accused the Judge of ‘trying to murder me with time’ and was sentenced to 24 years. The judge said Macko’s outburst did not alter his sentence though, he gave him a long […]

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    Family mourns loss of couple killed in alleged drunk driving accident in Willoughby

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio– Police say it was around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, when a couple from Eastlake was struck from behind by a pickup truck, while walking on the side of Lost Nation Road. Police say Rudolph Baitt, 74, of Eastlake was behind the wheel. He’s charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Kimberly Perkins, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her boyfriend, Dean Capasso, 50, was taken to MetroHealth […]

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    Victim of dog attack thanks officer: ‘If he wouldn’t have saved me, I wouldn’t be with my daughter’

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS – A Cleveland Heights woman was in tears as she thanked the officer who saved her during a dog attack.  “I’m dying, that’s all I could think was, that I was dying,” Chante Pray, 22, told Fox 8’s Jack Shea. “I hear it like, growling and just shaking, and I don’t know, for some reason I’m just trying to pull my leg away.” She is recovering from several bite wounds after a neighbor’s dog attacked her Sunday. The dog […]

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    Cleveland Heights police officer shoots dog after it attacks woman

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS – An officer is being credited with rescuing a Cleveland Heights woman as she was being mauled by a dog. When officer Everett Hayworth showed up to a call of a woman being attacked by a dog, he first tried to pull the dog off. When that didn’t work, he shot at the dog to make it let go of the woman. The dog then charged at the officer, so he shot again, killing the dog. “Let me […]

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    Video: High speed chase in Euclid calls attention to dangerous trend in suburbs

    EUCLID, Ohio– A high speed police chase of a car thief in Euclid is calling attention to a dangerous trend in the suburbs of Cleveland. The City of Cleveland is very cautious about this kind of chase and Euclid police say that is causing a sharp increase in pursuits. *Watch Jack Shea’s report above for more*

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    EPA investigates oil spill alongside Cleveland police firing range

    CLEVELAND –  There’s an environmental mystery unfolding at the Cleveland Police’s firing range. A large amount of oil was dumped in the creek recently and the action is being investigated as a crime. Fox 8’s Jack Shea says if anyone has any information on the oil, they should contact Cleveland police. Listen to the complete story, above.

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    VIDEO: Suspected drunk driver accused of punching, slapping, scratching officer during traffic stop

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– A suspected drunk driver has a lot of explaining to do after he’s accused of attacking a local police officer during a traffic stop. Jack Shea reports that video of the traffic stop shows how the driver refused to comply with police commands, and then became violent. *Watch Jack’s report above*

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    Memorial services held in Akron for soldier killed in North Korea in 1951

    AKRON – Memorial services were held in Akron today for a soldier killed in North Korea back in 1951 while he was a prisoner of war. David Burke enlisted after high school and was taken as a prisoner of war with members of his unit in 1950. Three years later, other POWs that returned to the U.S. said Burke had starved to death in 1951. His family was devastated when North Korea wouldn’t turn over his remains. “I prayed that […]

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    Man who recorded Lorain teen crash aftermath sentenced to 30 days in jail

    LORAIN, Ohio — A northeast Ohio man who recorded cell phone video of a car crash that killed one teenager and critically injured another has been sentenced for disorderly conduct and vehicle trespass. Back in December 2015, Pelton took a plea deal and was sentenced on Wednesday to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine. The 41-one-year-old’s plea deal included the dismissal of felony bribery and witness intimidation charges after he was accused of trying to persuade the teenage driver to […]

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    Cleveland police officer gives homeless man the shoes off his feet

    CLEVELAND – This time of year is especially difficult for those who live on the streets. One Cleveland homeless man, though, is giving credit to the police for helping him through a very tough time. Glenn Kline was outside an apartment building on Clifton Avenue, trying to sleep, when police were called. But instead of arresting him, they asked what they could do for him, and one of the officers wound up giving Glenn the shoes off of his feet. […]

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    Second suspect facing charges after allegedly throwing dog off Elyria cliff

    ELYRIA – A second suspect is now facing charges after he and another man allegedly threw a dog off a cliff in an Elyria park. Rangers say 24-year-old Joshua Novak is facing criminal charges for the incident last month. He is scheduled to be in court next week on charges including complicity to animal cruelty and obstructing justice. Witness say Novak and 21-year-old Christopher Taylor threw a dog off a cliff twice. Taylor was cited for animal cruelty and could […]

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    Strange motive revealed after man suspected of stealing dog belonging to crash victim’s family

    HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio– Police in Hunting Valley have issued warrants for the man suspected of stealing a dog belonging to the family of an accident victim. Rick Doody’s dog, Leo, went missing from his yard on Dec. 28. He posted fliers and offered a $2,500 reward before a friend received a call from someone claiming to know where Leo was. The dog was retrieved from a home in Pepper Pike on Thursday. Hunting Valley Police Chief David Maine said there […]