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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
  • Couple accused of holding three adopted children captive and abusing them

    ASHTABULA COUNTY – Prosecutors say years of abuse to three children finally ended after a brave escape from the two daughters. David Moss and his wife Rejeana Moss had allegedly been abusing their two adopted daughters and their adopted son. The children were rescued after the two girls, 11 and 13, picked the lock on their bedroom door, snuck outside and took the family car. They crashed soon after, as they had never driven before, and were helped when police […]

  • Case reopened: Police investigate father’s past after 3-month-old’s death

    CUYAHOGA FALLS – A Cuyahoga Falls father called police saying he found his 3-month-old daughter unresponsive after accidentally dropping her. The father has since been charged with murder. Matthew Anthony Scott, 29, called police on Feb. 5 reporting an accident had happened and his daughter, Alivia, wasn’t breathing. Alivia was in very bad condition when she arrived at Akron Children’s Hospital and died 11 days later when she was taken off life support. Doctors told police she appeared to have […]

  • ‘You’re going to die tonight': Woman talks about terrifying kidnapping

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio- A woman is sharing her terrifying story with FOX 8 after she was abducted in Ottawa County when she offered to drive a man to the hospital early Monday morning. Eric I. Thomas, 24, walked into a Hy-Miler convenience store on East Perry Street and asked for someone to take him to Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton police said. Nicole Kauffman  agreed to give him a ride and was abducted on West Lakeshore Drive. Kauffman said Thomas told […]

  • Indicted Mansfield officer could face more than 35 years in prison if convicted

    MANSFIELD, Ohio – Officer Michael Garn was indicted Thursday on more than 40 charges after coworkers discovered he was allegedly tampering with evidence and having sex with women he encountered while on patrol. According to Assistant Prosecutor Clifford Murphy, there are 14 different victims and to his knowledge, they’re all willing to testify against Garn. If convicted on all charges, Garn could face more than 35 years in prison. Watch Jack Shea’s story above for more and watch below for […]

  • I-Team: Mansfield police officer indicted on 40 counts, including tampering with evidence and sex crimes

    MANSFIELD, Ohio  – Back in November 2014, Mansfield police received some information about their coworker Michael Garn, 41. They learned he had allegedly tampered with evidence in exchange for sex. Since then, the I-Team has learned that Garn has been indicted on 40 different counts, including sexual battery, public indecency, attempted gross sexual imposition, menacing by stalking, dereliction of duty, burglary, trespassing, and unauthorized use of police computers. Garn was taken into custody Thursday but has since been released since posting his […]

  • I-Team reveals fallout from snow plow problems in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I-Team has learned there is now fallout over a failure to clear Cleveland streets following winter storms.  The city’s commissioner of streets has been replaced and two of his superiors may also be punished. *Watch Jack Shea’s report in the video above for the latest* *Read more on the snow plow problems and the winter storms here*

  • ‘It was a snow job': Frustrations grow over snow removal in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Frustrations are growing over problems with snow removal that started on Super Bowl Sunday. The FOX 8 I-Team has been looking into this for days now. The I-Team reported Monday that there have been numerous sightings of city trucks not using their plows on snow-covered streets; that’s prompted some residents to complain to council members that the workers appear to be poorly trained or fishing for overtime. Records obtained by the I-Team reveal that nearly half of the city’s […]

  • I-Team uncovers one major reason behind snow clean-up problems in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– A FOX 8 I-Team investigation uncovers one of the major reasons why the City of Cleveland failed to clear snow from so many residential streets. The I-Team found that nearly half of the city’s fleet of plow trucks are out of service. You can watch Jack Shea’s exclusive I-Team investigation in the video above. If you have snow removal concerns, the City of Cleveland asks that you contact, 216-664-2510.  

  • Cleveland: There is enough staff and equipment to keep up with snow removal

    CLEVELAND – Some Cleveland residents say their streets haven’t been plowed enough after the last couple storms, so they’ve been stuck inside their homes. “I don’t know why they wouldn’t plow these residential streets. I mean, we live here; we can’t get up and down the street. It’s frustrating for sure.” said resident, John O’Boyle. According to Mike Cox, Cleveland’s Director of Public Works, the lack of plowing isn’t due to a lack of staff or equipment. Having to re-plow […]

  • On snow patrol: Make sure you do this before getting on the road this winter

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol has a list of things to watch for this winter. Some of those include watching for snow-covered license plates and snow blowing off of your car while driving. “You want to know who you’re dealing with for any traffic violations, so if the plate is not visible, then it’s kind of tough.  As far as driving around with snow-covered windows and snow flying off your vehicle, it becomes dangerous,” said Sgt. Pablo Cruz. Watch Jack […]

  • Cleveland clean-up: Looking for answers after complaints over snowy streets

    CLEVELAND– Many people who live in Cleveland are complaining that their streets have not yet been plowed after the big storm. FOX 8’s Jack Shea has been looking for answers to those complaints. Watch his report in the video above.

  • Disturbing new allegations against attorney accused of using hypnosis to take advantage of women

    Local attorney Michael Fine, who is accused of using hypnotic techniques to take advantage of female clients, is the target of a new lawsuit. There are disturbing new allegations being leveled against the once-respected lawyer. Watch Jack Shea’s report in the video above for more.  FOX 8 attempted to reach Michael Fine for comment on the lawsuit, but he has not yet returned our call. *Read more here*