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
  • Lorain officers won’t be charged in excessive force case

    LORAIN, Ohio — It was shocking video: A suspect’s head getting rammed into the windshield of a car. But, federal prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against the Lorain police officers involved. Jack Shea has the complete details, above this story.

  • Ashland County Sheriff’s Office K-9 handler who touched many lives passes away unexpectedly

    ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio– Sgt. Tim Kitts, a decorated K-9 officer with the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, passed away unexpectedly Thursday night. Sgt. Kitts and his K-9 partner Meeko always seemed to be in the middle of a major investigation, whether it was searching for a fugitive on the run, a missing person or illegal drugs being shipped into the area. “I mean, they were down on 30; they would go out on Interstate 71. They made numerous traffic stops and they come up […]

  • Bratenahl police work to find suspect who crashed stolen Jeep and survived

    BRATENAHL, Ohio– Police in Bratenahl are trying to solve a mystery: What happened to a fleeing suspect who vanished after crashing a stolen Jeep at Dead Man’s Curve? Authorities said they assumed the man who badly injured or killed in the crash, but he somehow survived and got away. An officer tried to pull over the suspect early Tuesday after noticing fresh damage on the SUV. Police said the man refused to stop and sped westbound on the Shoreway. With […]

  • ‘The goose dive-bombed him’: Nesting goose, mate causing problems at apartment complex

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio– A nesting goose and her mate are keeping postal carriers from delivering mail to an apartment building in Willoughby. The goose picked an awkward spot to nest: a mulch bed in front of the mailboxes at the Tamarac apartment complex. Residents trying to pick up their mail said they have been attacked by a male goose standing guard nearby. Witnesses said the goose also charged at a postal carrier as he was delivering the mail. “The goose like […]

  • VIDEO: Vietnam veteran fires shot at thieves breaking into American Legion Post

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio — A couple of burglars pick the wrong place to break into. A Wayne County sheriff’s deputy, responding to an alarm early Wednesday morning at The American Legion Post outside Wooster, meets 76-year-old Don Bertsch, a Vietnam veteran, who is the financial officer for the post. The two men search the building and eventually work their way up to the second floor where Bertsch, who has a conceal carry permit, encounters two men inside an office they […]

  • Stolen shoes lead to arrest in Elyria burglary

    ELYRIA, Ohio – An Elyria couple’s home was burglarized one day. And the very next day, they saw a man walking down the street – wearing a pair of the shoes that had been stolen from their home the day before. The footwear in question was a custom-made pair of Kyrie Irving shoes, and they became the key to identifying the suspect. Elyria police quickly arrested Jeremy Krugman after the owners identified the shoes. He is now facing a charge of […]

  • Shoplifter calls 911 after hiding in changing room, getting locked inside store

    PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio — A shoplifting suspect got more than she bargained for when she found herself trapped inside a local department store after closing time, and was forced to call 911 for help. Police say 35-year-old Joanne Havens thought she had outwitted employees at the Kohl’s department store outside of Kent, by hiding in a changing room at closing time. Havens is shown on video stealing various items, but when she tried to leave, she discovered that all of […]

  • ‘So happy!’ Wonderful surprise for man whose specially-designed tricycle was stolen

    A wonderful surprise Monday for a man whose specially-designed tricycle was stolen from outside a local movie theater. Nick Baker,29, received a new trike thanks to Serpentini Chevrolet. Baker has two jobs and used his earnings to buy a tricycle that gave him the freedom to go wherever he wanted. He was heartbroken when a couple of young men spotted outside Regal Cinema in Middleburg Heights stole his trike last week. When Ryan Serpentini and his team found out what […]

  • Man says thank you after dealership replaces stolen tricycle

    STRONSGVILLE, Ohio– We told you on Tuesday how car dealership Serpentini Chevrolet came to the rescue of a local man, whose specially-designed tricycle was stolen over the weekend. On Wednesday, 29-year-old Nick Baker, a man with special needs, got to say thank you in person. Baker’s trike, which he used to travel to and from his two jobs, was taken from outside the Regal Cinemas in Middleburg Heights on Sunday. Baker’s sister, Jennifer, took to Facebook to ask greater Clevelanders […]

  • Thief steals man’s specially-designed bike.. but there’s a happy ending

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — A Cleveland-area man with special needs is appealing to the public for help to recover his specially-designed bike, and to identify the thief who stole it. Nick Baker, 29, earned enough money by working two jobs to buy the bike; it’s given him a real sense of independence.  “I take it to places, like Giant Eagle, Marc’s, Regal, all that, and if I have plans with anyone, I just take it, keep going by myself on […]

  • Man killed in weekend shooting was Cleveland State University professor

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man killed during a rash of violence in Cleveland this weekend has been identified as a professor at Cleveland State University. University officials confirm that David Wilder, 61, of Cleveland, was an adjunct professor at the school. Wilder was shot and killed Saturday in the East 89th Street and Woodland Avenue area. Tywan Cortez Johnson, 15, of Cleveland, also was shot and killed, but in the East 79th Street and Woodland Avenue area. It happened at around […]

  • Teen in trouble for selfie in Solon locker room with naked woman in background

    SOLON, Ohio– The Solon Community Center is considered a civic treasure by thousands of residents who exercise at the facility. That’s why regular visitors were alarmed to learn that a 14-year-old girl took a selfie in the women’s locker room with an unsuspecting, naked woman in the background. “There’s no place for it. Go in, work out, shower, get cleaned up, mind your own business and go home. There’s nothing hard about it,” said resident Norman Woldman. The girl then […]