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
  • Perry Township police continue to investigate factors in recent teen suicides

    MASSILLON, Ohio– A grieving Stark County mother is sharing her painful story in hopes that it will help other families. Hayden Porter was a freshman at Perry High School, just outside of Massillon. The 15-year-old took his life on Thursday, becoming the sixth current or former student to commit suicide since the school year began. Mental health officials call it a “suicide contagion.” “My goal is to make sure that no parent has to feel the way I’m feeling right […]

  • Two birds stolen from Lake County pet stores

    MENTOR, Ohio–  Authorities in Lake County are investigating a recent trend: People stealing birds from area pet stores. A group of men posing as customers walked into the Pet Supplies Plus on Mentor Avenue on Jan. 2. While some of the suspects distracted employees, another grabbed the bird, a fancy green cheek conure, and walked out of the store. It’s valued at $400. Investigators said it appears that four days later, the same group hit Pet Paradise on Euclid Avenue […]

  • Video shows rescue after pup fell through ice on lake in Medina County

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — A sergeant with the Medina County Sheriff’s Office rushed to Lake Dawn in York Township Tuesday afternoon after the owner of a golden retriever reported the dog went onto the ice and fell through. The family of the pup named Rex ran and asked a neighbor, Bill Devine, for help. Devine grabbed a canoe, attached it to a rope on shore and pushed it out to the thin ice. He and the dog owner’s husband, who had […]

  • Family of mother killed when car crashed into home fighting to keep driver behind bars

    LORAIN COUNTY, Ohio —  The family of a Lorain County woman who was killed when a distracted driver crashed into her home is asking a judge to deny the defendant’s request for an early release from prison. In July 2015,  a distracted driver, who was texting while arguing with her girlfriend, lost control of her car on Leavitt Road in AmherstTownship, careened across a field, and was then launched into the middle of a home. Debra Majkut, 34, was killed when […]

  • City council in Lakewood discusses proposal to end pit bull ban

    ​ LAKEWOOD-The city of Lakewood is proposing to lift the ban on pit bulls. The proposed ordinance comes amid recent protests in support of Charlie, the pit bull. The dog’s owner, Jennifer Scott, of Lakewood, has been fighting the city after she was ordered to remove Charlie from the City of Lakewood back in September. “They said I had 30 days to get him out of Lakewood. Shortly after, my attorney filed for an appeal and during the appeal process, […]

  • Chilling video shows North Canton mother confessing to killing 5-year-old daughter

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — For the first time, we’re hearing the videotaped confession of a Stark County woman convicted of killing her daughter, and then helping her husband hide the child’s body in the couple’s restaurant. On the tape, 30-year-old Ming Ming Chen revealed how she killed her 5-year-old daughter, Ashley Zhao, and the motive for the crime. Chen was brought into a police interrogation room last January after investigators found the body of Ashley hidden in a Jackson Township […]

  • Terrifying robbery of Copley drive-thru caught on video

    COPLEY, Ohio– Employees of a business in Copley are asking for the public’s help to identify a gunman who terrorized them during a hold-up last Friday. The crime was caught on video and the victims hope the suspect is caught before he hurts someone. It happened at the White Pond Drive Thru on Copley Road at about 3:15 p.m. The suspect ordered the employees onto the ground and told one of them to remove cash from the registers, according to […]

  • Suspect, victim identified in deadly Akron robbery

    AKRON, Ohio–  Officers arrested a suspect on Wednesday in the deadly robbery at a store in Akron. The shooting happened at Luei’s Market on Hammel Street shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Akron police said 27-year-old Jarvell Henderson was armed with a gun and took money from the register. While he was fleeing, a customer, identified as David Dzatko, 59, of Akron, used a chemical spray on him in the parking lot. That’s when the Henderson shot Dzatko, police said. He […]

  • Toddler shot in head during Cleveland drive-by shooting heads home from hospital

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A little girl who was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in Cleveland last year headed home from the hospital on Friday. Savannah Davis, now four years old, was caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting as her mother held her on the porch of their home on the west side. Her recovery over the past 14 months has been nothing short of a Christmas miracle.  On Friday, she was the grand marshal of the […]

  • Police hand out money instead of traffic tickets in one Northeast Ohio village

    DOYLESTOWN, Ohio —  Usually when you get stopped by a police officer on the road, you expect to get a ticket. But drivers getting pulled over in the Northeast Ohio village of Doylestown got a holiday surprise they will never forget: officers handed out CASH instead of citations. **Watch Jack Shea’s report, above, for more**  

  • VIDEO: Parma Heights police bust two smash-and-grab suspects after chase

    PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — The tide may be turning in the battle by local police to stop smash-and-grab thieves who have destroyed dozens of local businesses in their pursuit of ATMs. In the latest in a string of arrests by suburban police departments, Parma Heights police busted two smash-and-grab suspects Wednesday morning after a high-speed chase. They began pursuit of two stolen minivans which were spotted by an officer outside of a cash loan store. The use of two vans matches […]

  • Substitute teacher tells students that Santa and the elves aren’t real

    MENTOR, Ohio – A substitute teacher in the Mentor school district is accused of telling a group of third-graders that Santa Claus and his elves just aren’t real. It happened at Sterling Morton Elementary School. When the school’s principal found out about it, she called the parents of each child in the class and apologized. But some of the children are heartbroken about the revelation. ***If you are kids are doubting if Santa is real, show them what FOX 8 […]