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.


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    Some Ashtabula County residents have concerns over highway repaving project

    ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio–  Some people in Ashtabula County are upset over an ODOT project to resurface the heavily-traveled State Route 7. A paving contractor from Pennsylvania is being paid in Ohio tax dollars to repave a stretch of the highway in Pierpont Township. The paving process, known as chip seal, begins with a layer of liquid asphalt, then crushed stone is laid down and packed into the asphalt with rollers. A business owner on Route 7, who says the project […]

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    Lorain family grateful after neighbor alerted them that their home was on fire

    LORAIN, Ohio – A 911 caller gave dispatchers the wrong address for a house fire on Wednesday night, delaying the arrival of firefighters. After nearly 20 minutes, they arrived at the correct house on Denver Avenue. The homeowner said she didn’t even know the back of her house was on fire until a neighbor knocked on her door. “My heart goes out to him more than he knows, I’m thanking God every day,” she said about her neighbor. “It seems […]

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    Suspects arrested in connection with shooting death of high school student

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Two suspects wanted in connection with the shooting death of a high school student at a gas station have been arrested. FOX 8’s Jack Shea says Dontez Long and Alonzo Patterson were taken into custody just a short time ago on East 90th Street after a woman saw them and called police. The victim, Diamond Russell, was a senior at Ginn Academy. Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville High School’s football coach, confirmed to Fox 8’s Jack Shea that Russell is his nephew. Russell was […]

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    Gas station shooting victim is nephew of Glenville football coach Ted Ginn Sr.

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — The victim shot and killed at an East Cleveland gas station Wednesday night has been identified as Diamond Russell, a senior at Ginn Academy. Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville High School’s football coach, confirmed to Fox 8’s Jack Shea that Russell is his nephew. Russell was a football player set to graduate from high school on Sunday. Police say the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Shell station at Euclid and Superior avenues. Gas station workers say Russell […]

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    ‘I was within an inch of dying:’ Cleveland woman recovers from drive-by shooting

    CLEVELAND– A 20-year-old woman was sitting in  a car with friends when she became the victim of a drive-by shooting. It happened on Jeffries Avenue on May 1 as a gunmen sprayed the car and the surrounding neighborhood with bullets. Kiera Wilson did not realize she had been shot in the head until her brother came to her aid. “When I looked at him, he saw the big hole in my head, like ‘They shot my sister in the head,'” […]

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    Euclid man’s home gets repainted after being egged more than 100 times

    EUCLID – A team of painters put a new face on a home in Euclid that had been targeted several times by a local vandal. Over the last year, the 86-year-old homeowner had his house egged more than 100 times. A neighbor is accused of throwing eggs, fruits and even vegetables at the home. The owner of Neubert Painting Company decided fixing the home would be a part of the ‘paint it forward’ project. “I mean this guy was really […]

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    Family, friends fighting to keep loved one’s requested image on headstone

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio– A battle is brewing between the City of Painesville and the family and friends of a man buried at a city-operated cemetery. It’s all over artwork on his gravestone. Watch Jack Shea’s report above for more.

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    Police search for answers in murder of Warrensville Heights woman

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — The search for answers continues into the murder of a Warrensville Heights woman whose body was found in Cleveland on Monday. Jessica Coleman’s boyfriend called police early Monday morning, around 12:30 a.m., and reported Jessica, 26, missing. Her boyfriend told police Jessica had been kidnapped and the kidnappers were asking for money in exchange for her safe return.  Our Jack Shea asked Warrensville Heights Police Chief Wesley Haynes if there was ever a demand for a ransom. […]

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    Apartment uses coyote decoys to keep protective mother goose from eggs

    SHEFFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio– A standoff between the forces of nature and the will of man is unfolding at the Waterford Place Apartments in Sheffield Village. A Canada goose selected the mulch bed in front of the apartment as the spot for her nest. To keep her away, management placed two coyote decoys around the nest. “She can’t sit on them and she can’t keep them warm. So they’re going to die, if they haven’t already. Which is sad because she […]

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    Local couple arrested after using heroin at McDonald’s

    FAIRVIEW PARK, OH – Two northeast Ohio residents are facing drug charges after being caught on video using heroin inside a McDonald’s. 28-year-old Lauren Thompson of Fairview Park and 56-year-old James Gaspar of North Olmsted were caught on surveillance tape from the restaurant. Police are releasing the video now to shed light on the severe heroin drug problem here in northeast Ohio and in the hopes that it sparks a conversation about possible solutions.  

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    Teen accused of throwing bottles at drivers: ‘Could have been devastating’

    MONTVILLE, Ohio– At least seven drivers in the Medina area had their cars damaged by water bottles thrown from another car. The victims said they were driving when the bottles smashed into their windshields; some had severe damage. “The initial impact, it was just, your mind doesn’t compute quick enough. Right after that, your mind computes that and then you’re trying not to over correct. My immediate thought was to turn around to try and get a picture of his license […]

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    Body camera video shows alleged drunk driver being rescued from ravine

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS – A man is currently in stable condition after he fell down a ravine in Cleveland Heights. Police responded to a call of a Dodge Magnum slamming into a parked car, but they couldn’t find the driver. Shortly after arriving, they heard Gregory Johnson yelling from a nearby ravine. He told officers he fell while trying to find somewhere to use the bathroom. He denied being involved in the accident. As firefighters pulled him out of the ravine […]