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
  • University of Akron students design unique wheelchair to help two children

    AKRON, Ohio– Garrett Bach could not walk or talk, but his family says he never let his condition affect his zest for life. Garrett was born prematurely and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. When he passed away in 2016 at the age of 18 from a seizure disorder, the Bach family kept a wheelchair that came to symbolize how Garrett overcame every hurdle in his journey. “I wanted to make sure that as special as he was, that the […]

  • Three nurses treated with Narcan for opioid exposure at Massillon hospital

    MASSILLON, Ohio– Three nurses at Affinity Medical Center who helped treat an overdose patient were overcome by secondary exposure. Massillon police said they believe the substance was fentanyl. “They were cleaning up the room and started to feel sick. And then that left them waking up in a hospital bed,” Detective Shaun Dadisman said. Investigators said the nurses had to be treated with Narcan, the drug used to revive those who overdose on heroin or fentanyl. “It shuts down your breathing. […]

  • Bear tries getting into Concord Township home by knocking out air conditioner

    CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A local couple was upset to learn that an intruder tried to break into their home twice in two days Their concern turned to alarm when they discovered the would-be burglar was a bear. Ellen Luich said she and her husband discovered on Sunday morning an animal had attempted to get inside their home in Lake County’s Concord Township, puncturing a hole in a screen. Then they noticed scratch marks beneath the window, that were later identified […]

  • Men throw destructive party in Medina County model home: Police

    BRUNSWICK HILLS TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Four local men are facing criminal charges after throwing a wild party at a model home owned by a custom builder. The home in Medina County’s Brunswick Hills Township is listed for sale at $400,000. That’s why a real estate agent was surprised when 22-year-old Brian Rini showed up one day and said he wanted to buy the house. “Showed the realtor that he had $800,000 in his bank account and would be there on Tuesday […]

  • Touching tribute in Cleveland for America’s prisoners of war, those missing in action

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– A touching tribute to America’s prisoners of war and those missing in action, was unveiled on Friday at the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland. An empty chair bearing a plaque that honors the more than 82,000 service men and women still unaccounted for since World War I, will be on permanent display in the lobby of the building. Supporters of the project say the chair of honor will serve as a powerful reminder of the sacrifice made by […]

  • Know him? Canton Fire Department needs your help identifying accused arsonist

    CANTON, Ohio — The Canton Fire Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect, who is accused of setting a fire at a home in the city’s northeast section last winter. A surveillance camera hidden inside a doorbell captured video of the man setting the blaze in the doorway of the home after a snowstorm. Since that time, authorities have exhausted all leads in the case. Canton Fire Chief Tom Garra told Fox 8, “Our first concern […]

  • Suspect sought in string of Akron lawn decoration thefts

    AKRON, Ohio– An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in a string of thefts that have plagued homeowners in several Akron neighborhoods this summer. Investigators said 39-year-old Olivia Collier Lemon allegedly stole dozens of lawn decorations and ornaments, and then sold them on social media websites. In the latest crime, surveillance cameras were rolling outside a home in the city’s North Hill neighborhood. A woman approached a home and tried to steal a gargoyle from the front porch. […]

  • Special angel statue returned to family after it was stolen from yard

    AKRON, Ohio — A local family and Fox 8 News teamed up to make sure that a statue of an angel stolen from the yard of a home in Akron was returned to its rightful owners. On Thursday, Fox 8 aired video from surveillance cameras outside the home, that showed a woman getting out of a car, walking up to the home, stealing the statue, and then jumping back into the car driven by an accomplice and driving away. The angel […]

  • Fountain honoring son who died stolen from Akron family’s yard

    AKRON, Ohio– When 22-year-old Michael Stone died in 2004 of a rare form of heart cancer, his grieving parents placed a fountain of an angel in the front yard of their home in Akron as a tribute. “It just reminded me of Michael, and I think about things that he’s done over the years and things he wanted to do,” said his father Rodney Stone. Stone said he and his wife were upset when they discovered that someone had taken […]

  • Project to repair damaged headstones in historic Cleveland cemetery complete

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Grays Militia and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution gathered at Cleveland’s Erie Street Cemetery on Tuesday, to mark the completion of a project to restore damaged tombstones at the oldest cemetery in the city. Over the Labor Day weekend last year, vandals knocked over 30 headstones from their bases, cracking some of the markers that date back to the creation of the cemetery in 1827. The vandalism struck a nerve with Clevelanders, whose […]

  • Medina County homeowners told to evacuate after homes start sinking into old mine

    WADSWORTH, Ohio  – Some homeowners in Medina County have been told to get out after their houses appear to be sinking into an abandoned coal mine. The damage to their homes includes cracked and bowed walls and floors. The city of Wadsworth has deemed five of the homes in the neighborhood to be unsafe and issued notices directing those homeowners to vacate the premises Fox 8’s Jack Shea has their story in the video, above.

  • Man on mission to make sure people reflect on sacrifice made by fallen Twinsburg officer Josh Miktarian

    It was nine years ago today that Twinsburg Police Officer Josh Miktarian was shot and killed in the line of duty. Today, a Northeast Ohio man, who was touched by the tragedy, paid tribute to the officer. Bob Votruba, 62, is on a mission to make sure that people in our area reflect on the sacrifice made by Officer Miktarian. Read more on Josh Miktarian, here.