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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
  • 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 […]

  • Body cam reveals disturbing developments in judge’s arrest

    CLEVELAND — Newly-released police video is shedding light on the August 3 arrest of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance Mason, for allegedly punching, choking and biting his wife. On a responding police officer’s body camera, the officer is heard saying, “Our dispatcher gave it out. There’s a guy who kicked everybody out of the house. He’s got a gun in the house. He’s threatening suicide.” Judge Mason is seen in handcuffs, and the officer says, “We have him […]

  • Trial under way for doctor accused of molesting female patients

    AKRON– During opening arguments at the trial of a suburban Akron doctor accused of molesting his female patients, prosecutors told the jury that Dr. James Bressi took advantage of women who sought treatment for chronic pain. Assistant Summit County Prosecutor Brian LoPrinzi said, “This case is about pain, trust, shock and fear.” The trial began Thursday morning, with a trip by the jury to the Summit Pain Clinic in Stow, where according to prosecutors, the incidents took place. But defense […]

  • Reaction to teen in Steubenville rape case back on field: He served his time

    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The attorney for a Steubenville high school football star, convicted of rape in 2013, is responding to criticism about the controversial decision to reinstate the teen to the football team. Ma’lik Richmond’s attorney says the 18-year-old served his time and now has the right to go to school and play football. Watch Jack Shea’s report above for reaction and click here to read past stories on this case.

  • Man accused of trying to cause death of terminally ill father in nursing home

    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — Brecksville police have charged a man with attempted murder, for allegedly trying to cause the death of his terminally ill father at a nursing home. The FOX 8 I-Team reported that Steven Curtis, 58, pleaded not guilty in Garfield Heights Municipal Court, to a count of attempted murder, and additional charges of assault, menacing and disorderly conduct. Curtis’ father, Roy Curtis, 86, died hours after his son was arrested. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine […]

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    Bus driver guilty of child endangering after slapping boy

    ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland City Schools bus driver who was caught on video slapping an 8-year-old-boy was found guilty Monday of child endangering. The incident happened on January 17, and the video from an on-board camera shows driver Cathy Goetz interacting with the boy, who was upset when he got on the bus. According to the police report, the 43-year-old told investigators she did not know the child had autism and that when he started screaming, she tried to […]

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    Police: Avon Lake victim’s head was wrapped in plastic

    AVON LAKE, Ohio — A press conference was held Friday regarding the arrest of an Avon Lake woman accused of murdering her husband, Michael C. Gabel, 55. According to Avon Lake police, the arrest of Jeane L. Harrington is the result of an investigation into the man’s death, which happened on Aug. 16, 2011. “Due to the nature of this crime, we wanted to make sure we had conducted the most thorough and comprehensive investigation possible prior to making an […]

  • June 26 armed robbery of bus driver

    Suspect in armed robbery of bus driver arrested

    CLEVELAND — An arrest was made Tuesday in the armed robbery of a bus driver and authorities are thanking an unnamed TV viewer for providing the tip that led them to the suspect. An RTA spokesperson said charges of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and disruption of public service are being sought against Darryl Griffin, 39. Griffin is accused of the hold-up that happened just before 4 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, when a veteran driver stopped at East 82nd and St. […]

  • Remembering Jim Brennan: Funeral held for local restaurant owner

    UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio — A large crowd gathered today for the funeral of a local restaurant owner and community leader. Jim Brennan was shot at Brennan’s Colony, the restaurant he owned in Cleveland Heights  on Monday around 1 p.m. According to Cleveland Heights police, two suspects broke in to the closed bar.  Brennan was shot several times during a struggle and later died. Four men have been charged with his murder and gave full confessions to police. The funeral mass […]