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
  • Tobacco 21 proposal in Akron: Should age for buying tobacco products be raised?

    AKRON, Ohio — A proposed new law unveiled in Akron would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. Akron City Councilwoman Linda Omobien is cosponsoring the so-called Tobacco 21 proposal and says it is designed to give young people more time to consider the dangers of smoking. “And everything we know about tobacco smoking is bad, okay, and we know that the surgeon generals for many many years have determined that smoking is one of […]

  • Mom, boyfriend charged with aggravated murder in death of 4-year-old Euclid girl

    EUCLID, Ohio — A mother and her boyfriend have both been charged in the death of the woman’s 4-year-old daughter. Sierra Day and Deonte Lewis were charged with aggravated murder in the death of Aniya Day. The suspects are being held on a $1 million bond each. Euclid police and paramedics were called to an apartment complex on Lakeshore Boulevard on Sunday after receiving a 911 call that the child was unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead at Euclid Hospital. The […]

  • Relatives of 4-year-old Euclid girl say they warned she was in danger

    EUCLID, Ohio — A mom and her boyfriend were arrested in connection with the death of a 4-year-old girl.  Relatives say they warned Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services that the girl was in danger, but they claim nothing was done to save her.  The agency confirms it was an active case at the time the little girl died. Euclid police and paramedics were called to an apartment complex on Lakeshore Blvd. on Sunday after receiving a 911 call that a […]

  • A look inside: Mike Tyson’s former Trumbull County mansion becomes church

    SOUTHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– The Living Word Sanctuary Church in Warren got the keys to Mike Tyson’s former mansion three years ago. Since then, the 140 members have been working to turn the boxing champion’s Southington Township home and 60-acre estate into their house of worship. “If someone comes for that very reason, just to check it out, they’re going to check it out and hear the word of God,” said Pastor Nick DeJacimo. The mansion has a colorful history. Trumbull […]

  • Lakewood carjacking leads to high-speed police chase

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Another violent carjacking in Lakewood has the city on edge. This time, the victim was walking to a bar in a busy area of Detroit Avenue. FOX 8’s Jack Shea explains how police spotted the car taken by the suspects, but a high-speed chase was called off because it was too dangerous. Watch above for the story. **Continued coverage, here**

  • Woman talks about terrifying purse snatching: ‘Shocking how fast it happened’

    The victim of a terrifying purse snatching outside a Mansfield store spoke to FOX 8 News on Thursday. “I always put my purse next to where I’m putting the groceries in the trunk first, and the lady came up and said, ‘How do you get to Columbus? And I told her. She left and came back just a minute later,” said Sandy Noonan. The 68-year-old was was loading her car outside the Walmart in Mansfield when a woman, with four […]

  • Video shows thief steal woman’s purse, drive away as victim hangs onto car

    MANSFIELD, Ohio- A 68-year-old woman was putting groceries in the back of her SUV at the Walmart on Possum Run Road in Mansfield when a car pulled up and the driver, who had four small children inside, asked for directions to nearby I-71. The driver claimed that she did not understand the simple directions and got out of the car. Eventually, the victim turned her back, and that’s when the woman sneaked behind her and grabbed her purse from the […]

  • Bus passenger honored for jumping into action during driver’s medical emergency

    AKRON, Ohio — A passenger on a Metro RTA bus in Akron is being hailed a hero for her actions during an emergency. The driver, Jennifer Simmons, became ill as the bus was moving and that’s when the passenger, Shirley Blanks, got involved. “She starts not feeling well. She realizes that she’s in distress so she kind of — and the passenger knows that she’s in distress, so she comes up to her, tries to help her out of the […]

  • Video shows inmates escape from correctional facility in Lorain County

    ELYRIA, Ohio– Surveillance video released on Wednesday shows how three inmates escaped from the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility. On Friday night, Joshua Natal-Morales, 26, Reynaldo Rivera Franco, 26, and Michael David Kligore, 23, used a table in a classroom to smash out a window, authorities said. Police quickly set up a perimeter and captured the men in Elyria. The correctional facility is launching an investigation into the escape and it could be forced to increase security measures. “Basically we’re […]

  • Video shows police pursuit, dramatic ending in Strongsville

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Pearl Road in Strongsville is one of the most popular commercial districts in the region. And, it was the unlikely backdrop for a police pursuit that can only be characterized as ‘wild.’ FOX 8 News reporter Jack Shea has newly-released video of the chase and its dramatic conclusion. **Watch his report in the video, above**

  • Ohio police officers were killed while protecting others, chief says

    WESTERVILLE, OH -Two Ohio police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call were fatally shot on Saturday after entering an apartment in a Columbus suburb and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said officer Eric Joering, 39, died at the scene and his colleague, Tony Morelli, 54, died at a local hospital. He said the officers were responding to a “potential domestic situation.” “The officers gave their lives in defense of others,” Morbitzer […]

  • Five carjackings in Lakewood in two weeks

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio– A group of violent carjackers are terrorizing residents in Lakewood and Tuesday night, the suspects struck for the fifth time in two weeks. Two gunmen robbed a woman inside her apartment building on Clifton Boulevard. They demanded her car keys and wallet, then fled in her car, which was later spotted in East Cleveland. Three of the crimes happened at the Aldi on West 117th Street. A 74-year-old man was among the victims. He was attacked as he […]