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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    Video shows suspect leading police on dangerous chase into Cedar Point parking lot

    SANDUSKY, Ohio — Sandusky police officers found themselves in the middle of a pursuit early Wednesday morning that defied logic. A suspect who stole a work van that was left running, led pursuing police to the Cedar Point Amusement Park. But instead of trying to elude police, the suspect began following a Cedar Point police cruiser that is in front of the van and tried to get out of the way. The van weaved around police vehicles positioned around Cedar […]

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    Family survives huge explosion that destroys their Coventry Township home

    COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – An entire family survived the explosion that blew up their home Monday in Coventry Township. Gabriel and Angie Hailey, two of their daughters and Angie’s brother made it out safely after what is believed to have been a natural gas leak ignited. The force of the blast caused their home’s ground floor to drop into the basement. The roof blew off, and then came back down also landing in the basement. “There’s no way, there’s no […]

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    Stomach virus making its rounds through northeast Ohio

    CLEVELAND – Local emergency rooms are reporting a surge in patients who have a nasty stomach virus. Doctors say the illness will normally run its course in about 24-48 hours. Unfortunately, while you have it, there is little that they can do to treat it. They do caution however, that older people and infants who get the virus should see a doctor, since it can have more of a severe impact on them. Fox 8’s Jack Shea has more information in the […]

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    Banks of Cuyahoga River playing host to a ‘gullnado’ these days

    CLEVELAND – Have you noticed the huge seagull population hanging out along the banks of the Cuyahoga River near downtown? Their numbers are impressive…as is the noise they make when they all fly at once. Fox 8 has termed the bird invasion “Gullnado.” Jack Shea has the explanation for it in the story, above.

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    Police investigate 2 husband and wife teams in Geauga County burglaries

    GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities are investigating two separate husband and wife teams accused of burglarizing several homes in Geauga County. The teams worked separately and were not connected in any way, said police. All four are in custody. Police said the couples would break into a home, and the wife would then go scout out the next house by knocking on the door to determine if anyone was at home. Deputies said Donna Miller, 48, admitted she and her husband, 46-year-old […]

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    Thieves used sledge hammer to take 7 rifles from North Royalton gun shop

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio- Federal agents and local police are trying to identify a group of suspects who broke into a North Royalton gun store early Tuesday morning. Thieves got away with at least seven rifles from Accurate Arms and Armor on Bunker Road and investigators are concerned about what they plan to do with the guns. As many as four suspects used a sledge hammer to smash their way into the store, grab whatever they could and made their getaway […]

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    Beloved local nurse hit and killed on Interstate 71

    AVON, Ohio — The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a local nurse. Her body was found along Interstate 71 in Delaware County Thursday night.  Troopers with OSHP who responded to 911 calls from drivers in the southbound lanes of I-71, discovered the body of 60-year-old Elizabeth “Beth” Kurish, of Lorain, on the side of the highway. Investigators say it appears Kurish was hit by an unknown vehicle, but the driver did not stop at […]

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    2-year-old son of Cleveland police officer dies after shooting self

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating after a toddler shot himself Friday morning. Officers responded to Library Avenue near Fulton Road in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood at about 10:30 a.m. According to police, a 2-year-old boy shot himself. The child was taken to nearby MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. The boy is the son of a 54-year-old Cleveland police officer, Jose “Tony” Pedro, who was hired in 1993. Cleveland police said the gun was the […]

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    13-year-old girl battling lupus, bullying gets new head of hair

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A northeast Ohio girl who is waging a fierce battle with a chronic disease is receiving a special gift this holiday season. “When I first got sick, I only had 30 percent kidney function, and I could have died, so being here today means a lot,” said Reighn King. The 13-year-old Massillon girl was diagnosed last year with lupus, a disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue in many parts of the body. Reighn […]

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    Dad appalled by Middleburg Heights teacher’s inappropriate math problem

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio– The parent who filed a formal complaint about the conduct of a Middleburg Heights teacher is sharing his story. It was in a ninth-grade algebra class at Middleburg Heights Junior High School that teacher Daniel Rapp posted the following problem on an overhead projector: “Tony can send 5 texts and 3 nudes in 19 minutes. He could also send 3 texts and 1 nude in 9 minutes. How long would it take him to send one test […]

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    Victims in North Canton murder-suicide investigation identified

    NORTH CANTON, OH – The names of the deceased in a suspected murder-suicide in North Canton have been released. The first victim found was Ronald G. Milliken, 49, of Harmon St. SW  in North Canton. The second victim was Devin P. Milliken, 18, also of Harmon St. SW. Early Monday morning, officials were called to a residence in the 500 block of Harmon St. S.W. to reports of an unresponsive 49-year-old male. The man, Ronald,  was found to have suffered several gunshot […]

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    Will convictions be tossed? Prosecutors asking judge to throw out convictions of 40 people

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Prosecutors are asking a judge to throw out the convictions of 40 defendants who were sent to prison based on investigations by three East Cleveland police detectives. The officers were accused of making up evidence and giving false statements to steal money from drug dealers. The officers pleaded guilty to corruption-related charges. **Watch Jack Shea’s report above; click here for more on the story**