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
  • Special angel statue returned to family after it was stolen from yard

    AKRON, Ohio — A local family and Fox 8 News teamed up to make sure that a statue of an angel stolen from the yard of a home in Akron was returned to its rightful owners. On Thursday, Fox 8 aired video from surveillance cameras outside the home, that showed a woman getting out of a car, walking up to the home, stealing the statue, and then jumping back into the car driven by an accomplice and driving away. The angel […]

  • Fountain honoring son who died stolen from Akron family’s yard

    AKRON, Ohio– When 22-year-old Michael Stone died in 2004 of a rare form of heart cancer, his grieving parents placed a fountain of an angel in the front yard of their home in Akron as a tribute. “It just reminded me of Michael, and I think about things that he’s done over the years and things he wanted to do,” said his father Rodney Stone. Stone said he and his wife were upset when they discovered that someone had taken […]

  • Project to repair damaged headstones in historic Cleveland cemetery complete

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Grays Militia and the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution gathered at Cleveland’s Erie Street Cemetery on Tuesday, to mark the completion of a project to restore damaged tombstones at the oldest cemetery in the city. Over the Labor Day weekend last year, vandals knocked over 30 headstones from their bases, cracking some of the markers that date back to the creation of the cemetery in 1827. The vandalism struck a nerve with Clevelanders, whose […]

  • Medina County homeowners told to evacuate after homes start sinking into old mine

    WADSWORTH, Ohio  – Some homeowners in Medina County have been told to get out after their houses appear to be sinking into an abandoned coal mine. The damage to their homes includes cracked and bowed walls and floors. The city of Wadsworth has deemed five of the homes in the neighborhood to be unsafe and issued notices directing those homeowners to vacate the premises Fox 8’s Jack Shea has their story in the video, above.

  • Man on mission to make sure people reflect on sacrifice made by fallen Twinsburg officer Josh Miktarian

    It was nine years ago today that Twinsburg Police Officer Josh Miktarian was shot and killed in the line of duty. Today, a Northeast Ohio man, who was touched by the tragedy, paid tribute to the officer. Bob Votruba, 62, is on a mission to make sure that people in our area reflect on the sacrifice made by Officer Miktarian. Read more on Josh Miktarian, here.

  • Cleveland’s corned beef battle? Two legendary restaurants now in same neighborhood

    ORANGE, Ohio — You might call it ‘Cleveland’s corned beef wars.’ Longtime downtown favorite, Slyman’s, has opened a new bar and restaurant on the same east side turf that has been the stronghold of Corky and Lenny’s. FOX 8’s Jack Shea went out to Orange to check out this beefy battle. **Watch the video, above, for more**

  • Fire departments use combined manpower to save dog who fell off embankment

    MADISON, Ohio – Firefighters execute a “text-book” rescue, after a victim falls from a steep embankment along the Lake Erie shoreline. The victim was a dog and she is safe, because firefighters treated the case like any other rescue. A Lake County man says he took his dog for a walk at Bill Stanton Park in Madison on Thursday.   While he was talking to a city worker, his black lab, Lola, slipped away and disappeared over the edge of a […]

  • Warning for parents after children rescued from muddy duck pond in Ashland

    ASHLAND, Ohio —  The City of Ashland is warning families about the danger posed by a muddy duck pond that is currently being renovated. A summertime visit to the pond at Brookside Park has been a tradition for generations of Ashland County residents. But the City of Ashland says the ecosystem in the pond has suffered in recent years, and that’s why it was drained as part of a plan to dredge debris from the bottom. “Because of the depth of […]

  • Wild call: Video shows what happens when police respond to runaway Amish buggy

    APPLE CREEK, Ohio — Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Wayne County sheriff’s deputies and Wooster police officers responded to an unusual call on Route 250 Sunday morning: A horse pulling an Amish buggy broke away from its owner, and ran more than ten miles from Apple Creek to Wooster. Veteran highway patrol Sergeant Otis Smith was able to stop the horse by jumping onto the buggy, grabbing a hold of the reins and pulling as hard as he could. […]

  • Dogs in dire need: Stark County dog kennel overpacked, dogs’ lives at risk

    STARK COUNTY- The dog warden in Stark County is asking for help to find stray dogs a home. Jon Barber, the Stark County Dog Warden, said they are running out of room for large dogs that have run away or have been abandoned by their owners. ***Check out the dogs up for adoption here*** Barber, who is required by law to pick up strays, told FOX 8, in recent weeks they have been at or near capacity. If the shelter […]

  • Coyote attack in Lakewood claims family’s beloved dog

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio – A coyote attack in Lakewood has claimed the life of a beloved family pet. Rocco, a 13-year-old long-haired dachshund, was outside on Monday morning when he wandered away from his family’s Clifton Boulevard home. He was snatched by a coyote and carried away. His owner ran after them, and the coyote did drop Rocco, but the pup’s injuries were too severe for him to survive the attack. Lakewood police say this is one in a series of […]

  • Keeping teen drivers safe: The major rules driving instructors are trying to reinforce

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio– At the 9-1-1 Driving School in Rocky River, instructors who are current and former police officers, try to mold the minds of young drivers. Unfortunately, the lessons learned from fatal accidents like a crash on Tuesday afternoon that claimed the lives of recent Chardon High School graduates Dominic Ricci and Jackson Condon, have become part of the curriculum. Veteran driving instructor Bob Adamich told Fox 8, “If you don’t watch, this is what can happen. You know, […]