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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    Local Marine at center of Walmart controversy speaks out

    MEDINA, OH – It’s the story that has people taking to social media by the thousands…a picture of a Marine collecting for “Toys for Tots” who was asked to stand outside a Walmart in the rain. Fox 8’s Jack Shea spoke with the local Marine at the center of this story, and although he was disappointed to not be able to collect inside the store, as he had been allowed in the past, he says his number one priority in all […]

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    Richland County Sheriff’s deputies respond to wrong house, kill family dog

    LUCAS, Ohio– The Richland County Sheriff’s Office say they came to a house looking for a suicidal woman, but it turned out to be the wrong home. While there, they say deputies encountered a 9-month-old dog at the top of the stairs. Zeus, a mastiff-rottweiler mix, was a beloved member of the McGregor family. The dog was shot and killed by a deputy inside the family’s home outside of Lucas Tuesday morning. “He was like my kid. To our kids, he was […]

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    Construction company’s building destroyed during daring break-in

    AKRON, OH – Very early Saturday morning, the alarms went off at J Bowers Construction in Akron. When police arrived, they found the building nearly destroyed. Some brazen thieves had stolen a front-loader from another company, drove it to J Bowers and used to rip down the building before driving off with a safe. Fox 8’s Jack Shea has the story. For more on the robbery, click here.    

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    Video raises questions about construction worker’s behavior in restricted area of federal building

    CLEVELAND – A construction worker is facing some trouble after he filmed himself inside a restricted area of the federal building and then shared the video on YouTube. In the video, he can be seen walking around and eating out of the fridge. Check out Jack Shea’s entire report above.

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    Four teens accused of robbing pregnant woman at gunpoint: ‘I’m expecting, please stop’

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio– A group of teenagers are accused of robbing a pregnant woman at gunpoint in the parking lot of Quaker Steak and Lube in Valley View on Tuesday. A dramatic police pursuit and crash followed the robbery. FOX 8 obtained that video which you can watch above. Police from Valley View and four other departments pursued the van carrying four teenagers. The woman who went through the terrifying ordeal talked to FOX 8’s Jack Shea. “One of the guys from […]

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    School trip postponed after terror attacks: ‘I will never risk my child or anybody else’s child’

    GREEN, Ohio– Friday’s terror attacks in Paris changed the world overnight and have many countries, including the U.S., on high alert. In the tense atmosphere that now grips a large portion of the globe, the Green Local School District in Summit County decided to postpone a field trip this week to Washington, D.C.  250 students from Green Middle School were set to take the trip. It’s considered a rite of passage for students, and the district said the decision to […]

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    ‘She will be missed deeply’: School mourns 17-year-old girl killed in car crash

    ORWELL TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Students at a local high school are mourning the loss of a classmate, killed in a crash that involved other teens at the same school. A memorial is growing at the scene of the crash in Orwell Township. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said their investigation revealed the 17-year-old, identified as Emily Plickert, didn’t yield at a stop sign at Windsor Road and Bogue Road on Friday afternoon. Her car was struck by a pick-up truck driven […]

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    Dash cam video shows Magnolia officer nearly run over by alleged drunk driver during traffic stop

    MAGNOLIA, Ohio – One officer is thankful things ended safely after a man he pulled over nearly run him over during a traffic stop. The driver would not comply at first when the officer approached his car. He finally opened the door of his truck for the officer, but he hit the gas instead. See Jack Shea’s full story above.

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    Tuscarawas County Soap Box Derby cars destroyed in fire

    DOVER, Ohio– A popular family event has suffered a setback after a fire destroyed 12 of the Tuscarawas County Soap Derby cars and other equipment last week at the Wayne Garage Door facility in Dover. Damage to the building is estimated to be around a million dollars. The building was insured, but unfortunately the cars were not. Organizers for the Tuscarawas County Soap Box Derby say next year’s event is the 80th anniversary and is scheduled to take place in […]

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    Owner of Amish business fights back against criminals: ‘Maybe we can bait them back in here’

      WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio– The owner of an Amish business is fighting back against criminals by embracing modern technology. He was forced to set up surveillance cameras to catch thieves. And, they never saw it coming; they got the shock of a lifetime after 62-year-old Wayne Miller had his employees fill some empty generator boxes with firewood and paper and then put them on the shelf. Surveillance cameras were pointed at the display. The thieves took the bait. Watch Jack […]

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    NFL representatives came to NE Ohio to investigate Johnny Manziel incident

    AVON, Ohio– Representatives of the NFL were in Cleveland and Avon last week to investigate an incident involving Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, police confirmed. The NFL representatives spoke with officers. When FOX 8 reached out to the NFL asking if there was a timetable on determining Johnny Manziel’s eligibility for future games, the organization said, “We do not comment on details of our review. There is no timetable.” The incident involving Manziel and his girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, happened two weeks ago on Interstate […]

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    Police chief credits FOX 8 with alerting them to common link in terrifying robberies

    LODI, Ohio– A police chief credits FOX 8 News with alerting law enforcement that a series of terrifying robberies are being committed by the same suspect. In one incident, the robber had a knife and was wearing a skeleton mask. He terrorized a clerk during a hold-up at the Circle K store in Lodi on Tuesday; he cleaned out the cash register and as he was leaving, he dropped a 5-dollar bill that he picked up before he ran off. […]