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
  • Woman severely injured by foul ball joins movement to get more safety measures at baseball stadiums

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– The frightening image of a small child being struck by a line drive foul ball at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday, is prompting a suburban Cleveland woman to renew her call for additional safety measures at ballparks across the country. Dina Simpson of Chardon told Fox 8, “I was absolutely heartbroken, devastated, because I know the road they are facing, and for a little child to have this happen to them, that’s my biggest fear.” Simpson, […]

  • New cases linked to man convicted of raping dozens of women

    CLEVELAND-He is already considered one of the worst predators in modern Cleveland history, and FOX 8 News has learned that new cases are being linked to convicted rapist Nathan Ford. 50-year-old Ford once lived in Akron and DNA testing of old rape kits has linked him to crimes committed in Summit County. A grand jury has returned  an indictment against Ford, accusing him of a 2003 rape in the Akron area and investigators say additional charges are likely. Cuyahoga County […]

  • Strongsville homes targeted by spray-painting vandals

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Police in Strongsville are trying to identify a vandal who has been targeting homes with vulgar graffiti. There is no connection between the homes that have been targeted, and some of the vandalism has been caught on surveillance video. Fox 8’s Jack Shea has more on this vandalism spree, above.

  • College of Wooster plans tribute for football player who died suddenly

    WOOSTER, Ohio– Students and faculty at the College of Wooster are mourning the sudden death of a 21-year-old football player. Offensive lineman Clayton Geib walked off the field after a victory over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday, he told his father, “this is the best day ever,” according to university officials. But when Clayton, a chemistry major at Wooster, got to the locker room at John Papp Stadium a short time later, he became ill. He was taken to Wooster Community […]

  • Thieves steal four vintage cars from South Euclid man’s home

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio– George Collins has had a love affair with classic American cars for the past 50 years. That’s why Collins was devastated when he returned from his winter home in Florida in April and discovered thieves broke into his house in South Euclid. They took four vintage cars stored in garages on the property. “It was heart breaking,” Collins said. One of the cars that was taken, a 1939 Willys Coupe, is valued at $20,000. Also stolen were a […]

  • Former Mayor Mike White honored for decades of service to Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, who served three terms between 1990 and 2002, made a rare appearance at City Hall on Thursday to receive the Cleveland Heritage Medal. The award comes 53 years after White first set a goal as a 13-year-old student in Glenville to one day lead his hometown. White, who rarely grants interviews, told Fox 8 News, “You know, when I was mayor, the thing that drove me more than anything else was just […]

  • Owners of mini pet pig stolen during break-in offer reward

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The owners of a miniature pig that was stolen during a break-in at a home on Cleveland’s west side, are offering a reward for information leading to the safe return of their pet. A burglar who broke into the house on West 50th Street on Monday afternoon, took valuables that included TV’s, computers and jewelry, but the biggest loss for the family was the theft of their pig named “Spam.” The pig is about a year old, weighs […]

  • Family’s pet mini pig stolen during home break-in on Cleveland’s west side

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– The owners of a miniature pig named Spam say he has become part of their family and has even been accepted by their cat and their dog. “He’s about a year old, about 15 pounds, and very stubborn,” said owner, Paul Etzler, with a laugh. But Etzler was not laughing when he returned to his home on Cleveland’s west side on Monday afternoon, and discovered that someone had broken in and stolen whatever valuables they could find. “And […]

  • Never forget: Local veteran displays flag for each victim of 9/11

    WILLOWICK, Ohio– Memories of the lives that were lost on September 11th, 2001, prompted a U.S. Navy veteran to establish a memorial in the front yard of his home in Willowick, that he displays on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks. It started with a handful of flags and now Bill Sabin has a flag to represent each victim. Sabin told Fox 8, “to see the country get hurt like that, it really struck a chord with me and for […]

  • Help is on the way: Northeast Ohio EMTs, paramedics, utility crews head to Florida

    With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida and concern rising by the hour about the millions of people living in the potential path of the storm, three life squads from Community Care Ambulance, each staffed with an EMT and a paramedic left Northeast Ohio to help. The company, based in Ashtabula, has been volunteering the services of its crews since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. “They are well-trained. They accept this responsibility, and we have the utmost respect for them. They’re going […]

  • Lakewood woman will continue to fight after she was ordered to remove pit bull from city

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio- Jennifer Scott says she and her family bonded with a dog named Charlie from the moment they met him at the Animal Protective League in February. Scott says the city of Lakewood initially gave the family permission to keep the dog after viewing a photo of Charlie, but later reversed that decision when an animal control officer raised questions about whether the family was in violation of Lakewood’s ban on pit bulls. Scott told Fox 8, “I think […]

  • Girls’ lemonade stand for Hurricane Harvey victims touches hearts across Northeast Ohio

    NORTH CANTON, Ohio– A group of young students in North Canton is pitching in to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, and displaying a level of compassion that goes far beyond their years. Georgie Letosky, Anna Pitcher, Gia Remark and Evelyn Blood attend St. Paul Catholic School, and learned about the plight of the victims during a class taught by their 2nd grade teacher. “What can we do? We’re little; we’re here; we’re far away from them and so we talked […]