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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
  • I-Team: Undercover video shows local wrestler cheating the system

    The FOX 8 I-Team exposes a local professional wrestler, caught on video cheating the system. Michael Meekins, 29, of Akron claimed he couldn’t work because of a bad back, but undercover video shows him in the ring, with no effects from his injury. *Watch Jack Shea’s report above for more*

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    Former Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant passes away

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Ohio Congressman James Anthony Traficant Jr. has passed away after being critically injured in a tractor accident Tuesday. The accident happened at Traficant’s daughter’s home in Greenford. He’d been listed in critical condition since. According to family spokesperson Heidi Hanni, Traficant passed away at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The son of a truck driver, Traficant rose from the bare knuckle, backroom politics of Youngstown to become one of the most colorful and controversial politicians in America. Traficant […]

  • I-team: ‘Snoozing cop’ being investigated after citizen snaps photo, posts online

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Fox 8 I-Team has learned that a Cleveland Heights police officer, who was caught on camera while snoozing on the job, is now the focus of an internal investigation. It was a concerned citizen who snapped the photo of the napping patrolman, apparently asleep in his patrol car with a textbook propped up on his steering wheel, while sitting in a parking lot on Wednesday. When the photo of the drowsy cop was posted on […]

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    Bus driver killed after saving child is identified

    AKRON, Ohio -– Police are investigating a school bus accident that killed a bus driver. The woman has been identified as Laura Zborowski, 51, of Akron. The accident happened Tuesday morning at Middlebury Academy on Kent Drive.  It’s a K-8 charter school in Akron. The bus was parked outside of the school just before classes started. Lt. Rick Edwards with the Akron Police Department said Zborowski was doing evacuation drills with about 38 students. After one successful drill using a side […]

  • Gift card fraud fallout: Some shoppers spend more than they should

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio–  Police in several Cleveland suburbs are investigating the possibility that a computer glitch is to blame for malfunctioning gift cards, that are allowing shoppers to spend far more than the cards’ face value. Employees at the K-Mart on Rockside Road in Garfield Heights are still scratching their heads after shoppers with $10 and  $20 American Express gift cards, went on shopping sprees usually reserved for the holidays. Garfield Heights police would later discover the gift cards had […]

  • Close calls in Euclid neighborhood damaged by strong storm

    EUCLID, Ohio–  The powerful storm that plowed through Northeast Ohio on Wednesday night, caused significant damage in a neighborhood in the hills south of Euclid Avenue in Euclid. The hardest hit area was Hillcrest Drive, where the storm left behind downed trees, limbs and power lines. Euclid resident Victoria Hudson told FOX 8, “It was rumbling, you know shaking of the house. We heard trees falling, cracking; it was just ugly.” A tree fell on Hudson’s house, causing relatively minor, […]

  • Police trying to determine if same man is responsible for attacks on women

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio– Lakewood police have released a composite sketch of a gunman, who robbed and raped a woman ten days ago, and investigators are now trying to determine if the same man attacked a jogger eight days ago in Cleveland. Lakewood detectives said it was 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 31, on Warren Road between Franklin  and Madison, when a woman returning home from work was robbed and then sexually assaulted by a man armed with a pistol. The victim […]

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    Doctor found not guilty of 26 charges, guilty on one count in sex assault trial

    AKRON, Ohio — A local doctor has been found not guilty of 26 charges in a sex assault trial. The jury did find Dr. James Bressi guilty of one misdemeanor count of sexual imposition. It’s a third-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail. He will be sentenced on Oct. 7. Bressi will be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years. More than a hundred female patients filed complaints indicating that Dr. Bressi […]

  • Students remembered: New details in plane crash tragedy

    As an investigation continues into a plane crash that killed four Case Western Reserve University students, new details surrounding the tragedy are surfacing. FOX 8’s Jack Shea has more on the victims and how the fraternity-recruiting period known as ‘rush’ brought them together on that night. Watch Jack’s story above. Read more on the plane crash.

  • Senator takes action to ban powdered caffeine following teen’s death

    LAGRANGE, Ohio–   The untimely death of a local high school student-athlete, due to an overdose of caffeine powder, has prompted a call for a ban on the product. 18-year-old Logan Stiner was the All-American boy, a gifted and outgoing student, a talented athlete and the prom king at Keystone High School. Then in May, just before graduation, Logan was found dead in his family’s home in Lagrange. The Lorain County coroner would later conclude that he died from an […]

  • Doctor accused of rape: ‘Charges are result of a witch hunt’

    AKRON, Ohio — With his reputation in tatters, and his freedom on the line, Dr. James Bressi took the stand in his own defense in his rape case trial. Bressi tried to convince a Summit County jury that nearly a dozen female patients were mistaken when they testified that he molested them during treatment at the Summit Pain Clinic in Stow. Bressi claims that what his chronic pain patients actually felt were two bottles of supplements he says he’s been […]

  • Troopers: Ambulance driver distracted before fatal crash

    MANSFIELD, Ohio-The FOX 8 I-Team has learned that an ambulance driver has admitted to investigators that she was using the GPS on her phone, at the time of a deadly crash. The accident happened on Friday night, when a Community Care Ambulance transporting 56-year-old Michael Willis from University Hospitals to a Columbus hospital, veered off I-71 South near the Route 13 exit outside Mansfield, crashed through a guardrail, careened down an embankment and then rolled over several times. The Ohio […]