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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    Wrong way I-77 driver accused of being on meth

    BATH TOWNSHIP, OH – Police say that a driver who was caught going  the wrong way on I-77 late Tuesday evening was allegedly under the influence of crystal methamphetamine. Dashcam video shows that the 32-year-old driver was confused, telling police that he was driving from his home in Akron and got lost. He isn’t sure how he ended up going the wrong way on the highway. Adam Pfifer failed a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested on charges […]

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    Judge on Chagrin Falls native killed in Oakland fire: ‘This one hurts’

    CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Among those reported missing and presumed dead in the recent Oakland warehouse fire, is an artist who grew up in northeast Ohio. Billy Dixon was a 2000 graduate of Chagrin Falls High School, where he played in the band, and began to show the artistic talents that would eventually inspire him to move to the Bay Area in California. Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill says Dixon grew up with his children in Chagrin Falls.  Like […]

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    Lorain County World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

    SHEFFIELD VILLAGE, OH – He is a member of what is called our country’s “Greatest Generation.” Retired US Army Sergeant Clyde Fulton served in World War II as a tank commander. He fought in Europe under General George Patton and was awarded the Purple Heart. And he is celebrating his 100th birthday. The secret to his longevity? “All I can say is ‘one day at a time,’ and my mother’s genes.” Fulton was honored with a party at the Veteran’s […]

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    Doomsday preppers in Cleveland robbed of guns, body armor and machetes

    CLEVELAND– They call themselves doomsday preppers, but members of a Cleveland family were not prepared when burglars broke into their home early Tuesday morning. Teena Brayen and her husband are part of a militia group known at the Three Percenters. They  consider it their duty to oppose any effort by the government to intrude on their personal liberties. They are also prepared for Armageddon. “Should we be invaded by another country and not able to go get food or should […]

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    Young man who was once ‘caged kid’ seeks access to funds for college

    CANTON, OH – He was one of the young victims in the infamous “kids in cages” abuse case in Huron County. But now Simon Bell, who was a foster child of Michael and Sharen Gravelle, says that he wants to help others by becoming a social worker. He has some obstacles to overcome in that journey though – including getting more access to the money that he was given as part of settlement in the case. Fox 8’s Jack Shea […]

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    Private eye believes old cell phone records, new technology are key to solving case of missing man

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Dramatic developments in the case of a Northeast Ohio musician, whose mysterious disappearance baffled police for nearly a decade. A local private eye, Pete Demopoulos, believes that modern science will solve the mystery. He says old cell phone records and the new technology that’s now available to interpret them, are the key to discovering what happened to 73-year-old Willie Standberry, a musician, father and grandfather, who lived in East Cleveland, and vanished in December 2006. “Prior to December 7th, 2006, […]

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    Teen fires shots into Elyria home, just missing infant

    ELYRIA, OH -Police in Elyria say that a woman and her infant daughter just barely missed being shot after a teen sprayed their neighborhood with random gunfire. The 17-year-old suspect has a troubling history of violence. Jack Shea has more on this, in the video box, above.

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    Cleveland woman says home vandalized over Donald Trump signs

    CLEVELAND– Police are investigating several acts of vandalism directed at the home of a Donald Trump supporter. The woman told FOX 8 News the vandals are trying to intimidate her because of their political beliefs, but it’s not working. “I always felt that this world would never come to that because of my politics,” Joan Ringholz said. She said some of her campaign sign were stolen over the summer and then quickly replaced. Then on election night, her home was […]

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    Cleveland played central role in Donald Trump campaign

    CLEVELAND– Everyone knows the road to the White House goes through Ohio. Cleveland played a major role in many of the pivotal events that propelled Donald Trump to victory in the presidential race. In August 2015, Trump arrived in Cleveland for the first Republican presidential debate and revealed the central theme of his campaign. “I’ve been preparing all my life. We have to make our country great again, that’s what we have to do. We have to make America great […]

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    Man charged under Goddard’s Law, accused of stabbing dogs

    RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities in Richland County say they plan to use the animal abuse law named for FOX 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard, to prosecute a suspect in a bizarre crime. The Mansfield man is accused of stabbing two dogs during a burglary.  The type of crime would usually end with a slap on the wrist, but under Goddard’s Law, the offender could end up in prison. **Watch Jack Shea’s report above for more; click here for more on […]

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    Look of joy! Jason Kipnis gives gloves to Medina boy before World Series Game 5

    CHICAGO — It’s a moment a nine-year-old boy won’t ever forget. Right before Game 5 of the World Series in Chicago, Indians‘ Jason Kipnis gave his gloves to Ty Sgambati from Medina. The look on Ty’s face says it all! The Indians star second baseman hit a clutch three-run homer at Wrigley Field Saturday night to help the Tribe win Game 4 and take a 3-1 lead over the Cubs. **Continuing coverage here** All of the World Series action ONLY on FOX 8! […]

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    Amy Mihaljevic’s father speaks out on 27th anniversary of daughter’s kidnapping: It will be solved

    Twenty seven years ago today, 10-year-old Amy Mihaljevic was kidnapped from a shopping center in Bay Village, by a predator who, according to investigators, called the Mihaljevic home and convinced the little girl to meet him to pick out a gift for her mother, who had recently received a job promotion. Amy’s father, Mark Mihaljevic, said, “It’ll never go away. It’s something that’s, you know, blazed into your brain forever; it’s never going to go away.” Mihaljevic said the overwhelming fear of […]