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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
  • U.S. Marshals searching for fugitive in connection with Lorain Avenue fire

    CLEVELAND – A huge fire tore through an apartment building on Saturday night, and officials are now searching for a suspect. The U.S. Marshals Service says it is now seeking 32-year-old Gianni Gray for questioning in connection with the fire. The convicted felon is already a most-wanted fugitive. The blaze began shortly after 10 p.m. at 91st and Lorain Avenue. There were also power outages in the area because a number of transformers blew out as crews fought to control the flames. […]

  • Exclusive video: CLE officer’s heroic rescue of firefighter trapped in burning building

    CLEVELAND– A FOX 8 exclusive: A Cleveland police officer is being hailed a hero for helping save a firefighter who was trapped inside a burning building on Lorain Ave. in Cleveland on Saturday night. The drama was captured by the officer’s cell phone camera. FOX 8’s Jack Shea has the video above.

  • Woman robbed while waiting for bus: ‘Out of nowhere he snatched it and ran’

    CLEVELAND– A woman was the victim of a crime early Monday morning at a bus stop at East 116th and Corlett Ave. in Cleveland. Maryam Shabazz, 20, told FOX 8 she was waiting for the bus after a long day at work and a trip to the neighborhood to visit her aunt.  “A man came up and asked me if I knew what time it was, and I told him the time. Then he asked me what time the bus […]

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    Dash cam shows chase, moments after crash involving 15-year-olds who struck moving train

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Police say two 15-year-olds plowed a stolen van into a moving train early Friday in Willoughby. Police say it all happened between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m., when the 1998 Plymouth Voyager van involved was stolen in Willowick. Two teens in the stolen van led police on a chase.  The suspects were reportedly driving in excess of 90 miles per hour at times, and at one point nearly struck a Willoughby police officer. When they approached the train […]

  • Debris field at Euclid Beach slows down plans for designated swimming area

    EUCLID – The Cleveland Metroparks were planning to create a designated swimming area with lifeguards at Euclid Beach, but a recently discovered debris field has slowed that process down. Although swimmers will have to wait to take a dip, safety is the most important aspect according to the Metroparks. The Metroparks now plan to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to clean up the lake bottom and that will delay the opening of the beach for […]

  • I-Team Exclusive: Bus driver resigns after special needs student is left on bus

    MEDINA- The FOX 8 I-Team reports, the Medina School Board has accepted a bus driver’s resignation after a child was left alone on a special needs school bus. Video showed Medina Public Schools bus driver, Diane Spanower, return to the district’s transportation center after dropping off children at Eliza Northrup Elementary School. Spanower didn’t realize that a 4-year-old pre-school student was asleep in his seat. Video showed her getting off the bus without checking for students before walking off and […]

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    Something suspect leaves behind at Lorain home break-in leads to break in case

    LORAIN, Ohio- Police are searching for a group of suspects believed to be involved in at least nine break-ins and home invasions in Lorain in the past week and a half. FOX 8’s Jack Shea says a mistake by one of the burglars was the break police needed in the case. It turns out the burglar accidentally dropped his cell phone while ransacking the house, and the officer heard the ringtone and found the suspect’s phone.

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    Pizza shop manager accused of secretly recording females in restroom

    TWINSBURG, Ohio — The manager of a Twinsburg pizzeria is on the run after being accused of secretly recording people from inside a restroom at the business. Twinsburg police say the suspect, Paul M. Strebler, 33, faces a charge of voyeurism and could face further charges in the case. The man’s wife called police May 7, and reported finding images and videos on her computer of young females undressing.  Police say the video was recorded from inside a restroom at […]

  • Husband accused of murdering his wife 30 years after her death

    STOW – Scott Purk is currently serving 28 years for burning down his own home in 2013 to collect the insurance money. 30 years earlier, Purk had police at his home because he said he found his wife, who was then 8 and a half month pregnant, hanging from a rope in their apartment. Purk said he tried to save her, and her death was later ruled a suicide. After Purk’s 2011 indictment for the fire, police looked back into his […]

  • Surveillance video shows chaos inside Denny’s when fight breaks out

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio– Caught on video: A dispute at the Denny’s in Independence leads to a fight, and caught in the middle of the melee are customers and employees. Jack Shea reports that it happened around 3 a.m. Sunday, and some of the workers were attacked after they tried to break up the fight.

  • Community activists push for peace in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND  –  As police prepare for potential protests pending the outcome of Officer Michael Brelo’s trial, community activists are hoping the city can remain peaceful. Activists said they are meeting with people across the city to hope that the protests will not get out of control after the trial. Watch Jack Shea’s report above for more details.

  • I-Team exclusive: Cleveland school official accused of attacking former teacher

    An I-Team exclusive investigation: A top Cleveland public schools official is facing criminal charges for allegedly attacking a former teacher at a local high school. FOX 8 I-Team reporter Jack Shea has the story behind the charges being leveled against Leonard Jackson, 68, who denies the allegations. Investigators say the crime was caught on video.