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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    Man files lawsuit against Lorain police claiming excessive force

    **WARNING: Some of our viewers may find the video disturbing** LORAIN, Ohio– A Lorain man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Lorain Police Department, alleging police brutality. In September 2014, Lorain police narcotics detectives, responding to a complaint about drugs being sold in a neighborhood, encountered Pele Smith, 30, a man with a criminal history of drug and weapons violations. Detectives reported that when they attempted to arrest Smith, he tried to destroy drug evidence in his possession by […]

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    Rocky River father accused of shooting, killing daughter appears in court

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A man accused of shooting and killing his daughter appeared in Rocky River Municipal Court Thursday. Jamal T. Mansour, 63, faces murder, felonious assault and domestic violence charges. He waived his right for a preliminary hearing in court on Thursday. His $1.3 million bond was also amended to $4.5 million. The prosecutor in court Thursday asked for a higher bond, saying Mansour in essence “assassinated his daughter.” He added that he had fears Mansour would hurt other family […]

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    Statue stolen from memorial for 3-year-old Chardon boy

    CHARDON, Ohio– Police in Chardon are trying to identify the thief who stole a statue of an angel from a memorial for a 3-year-old boy who was killed earlier this month. The small memorial sits on the side of Park Avenue in Chardon as a solemn reminder that a child lost his life there. Liam Bryant was struck by a car as he was trying to cross the street on Sept. 18. “He and his brother had been together. They […]

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    Family members blame man’s medical condition for deadly shooting of daughter

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio– A 27-year-old woman has died after her father allegedly shot her. Jamal T. Mansour, 63, is charged with murder, felonious assault and domestic violence for the shooting which happened on Vine Court in Rocky River around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Paramedics and police rushed to the home after the brother of Tahani Mansour reported that she had been shot twice while asleep in her bed. When asked to explain why the father would shoot his own daughter, family members […]

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    Euclid High School football player remembered as special, irreplaceable teen

    EUCLID, Ohio–  Family and friends of Euclid high school football player Andre Jackson, 17, are mourning his death. He was injured during Euclid’s game against Solon on Friday night and died at the hospital on Sunday. There is no word yet on the cause of death, so we do not know if the teen died from the injury or from a preexisting condition. “He was going for the ball and one of their guys was going for the ball, and […]

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    Walmart shoppers almost hit by SUV after driver loses control

    NORWALK, Ohio– A surveillance camera at the Walmart in Norwalk is rolling as two shoppers narrowly avoid being hit by an SUV driven by a 68-year-old woman who lost control of her vehicle. “How the car didn’t hit her– it’s absolutely by the grace of God I’m going to say because she had stopped and it had to have brushed her body,” said Captain Mike Conney with Norwalk police. The out-of-control vehicle slammed into a protective barrier in front of […]

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    Former guidance counselor at Euclid High School sentenced for sex with student

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– It was judgment day for a once-respected Euclid High School guidance counselor, who admitted that she had a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student. Ronetta Smith, 36, apologized for the crimes that cost her dearly– her job, her reputation, and her freedom. “Looking back on it, I don’t necessarily know if sorry is a strong enough word or term. I was negligent; I didn’t do what I was supposed to do,” she said. Investigators said Smith began a […]

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    Investigators say tragedy should serve as warning after boy falls from apartment window

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio– Police in Willoughby Hills are investigating the tragic death of a 2-year-old boy, who fell from the 11th floor of an apartment building early Wednesday morning. Investigators said the window of the child’s bedroom was open and he was able to push open the screen. Officers and paramedics rushed to the Willoughby Hills Towers apartment complex on Chardon Road after a security guard reported a small child fell out of the window and onto the parking deck […]

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    Suspects use urine to vandalize fire station after breaking in

    NORTHFIELD, Ohio– Suspects are accused of using urine to vandalize the former Northfield Center/Sagamore Hills Fire District Substation on West Aurora Road in Northfield. On Monday, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the building for a burglary. They determined that someone broke into the building over the weekend and caused several thousand dollars in damage to the building and to equipment that was being stored inside. The sheriff’s office said the suspects wrote profanity on equipment and other items; […]

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    Donald Trump signs stolen, set on fire, run over in Ashtabula County

    ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio– The GOP in Ashtabula County is reporting a major spike in the theft of Donald Trump signs. They say surveillance video shows a car passing through a neighborhood where signs supporting Donald Trump and local GOP candidates are systematically removed from the lawns of supporters. Trump signs have also been vandalized and even set on fire. “I’m outraged by it. I think we should pride ourselves as Americans to have civil elections and peaceful transition of power, […]

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    Guard suffers broken neck after being attacked by 4 teens at detention center

    CANTON TOWNSHIP – Wayne Eash is thankful to be alive after a brutal attack on Sunday. “I was tackled like a football player; my arms were strapped down to my side and taken down immediately.” Eash, 59, is an assistant supervisor at the Juvenile Lockdown Treatment Facility in Canton Township. He says that four teens attacked him Sunday night and escaped after stealing a key from him. “The boys were pounding; they kept hitting me here where I was open […]

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    Euclid man accused of egging neighbor’s house takes plea deal

    EUCLID – A Cleveland man accused of throwing hundreds of eggs at the home of an elderly neighbor was sentenced on Thursday. He reached a plea deal, but not everyone was pleased with it. Euclid police say Jason Kozan, 31, threw eggs at 86-year-old Al Clemens’ house for more than two years. The eggs caused thousands of dollars in damage. Due to a lack of evidence, many charges were dropped and Kozan only plead guilty to one count of inducing […]