Jen Steer is a web producer at Fox 8 News in Cleveland, writing stories for fox8.com, planning social media strategy and curating homepage content.

She spent a year as a community engagement specialist for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, representing cleveland.com, The Plain Dealer and Sun News.

For four years, Jen web produced at NewsChannel5 in Cleveland, where she won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Ohio Associated Press. She also received an Edward R. Murrow Award for her coverage of serial killer Anthony Sowell.

In 2013, Jen helped break the news that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were found alive in the Cleveland house of Ariel Castro. She discussed the kidnappings live with Anderson Cooper on CNN, appeared on BBC’s morning show and provided updates to radio stations around the globe.

Jen studied broadcast journalism at Kent State University and graduated in 2008.


Recent Articles
  • Cavaliers drop Game 3 to Celtics

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Cavaliers ended their playoffs win streak at 13 games with their loss to Boston Sunday night. The Celtics won 111-108 with a three pointer in the final seconds in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Cleveland led 35-24 at the end of the first. Kevin Love went five for seven on three pointers in the first quarter, while Kyrie Iving put up three 3s himself. The 3s continue to fall for the Cavaliers in the second quarter. […]

  • Community remembers Kirkersville police chief killed in nursing home shooting

    KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio– Family, friends and law enforcement officials gathered on Saturday to remember Kirkersville Police Chief Steven Eric DiSario. The 38-year-old was shot and killed while responding to Pine Kirk Care Center on May 12. Two employees of the nursing home, as well as the alleged gunman, also died. DiSario, who had been police chief for about three weeks, was the father of five. His wife is pregnant with the couple’s sixth child, Lilliana. During the service, Pastor Steve Brown read […]

  • Suspect arrested in carjacking of 95-year-old Cleveland woman

    CLEVELAND– The man accused of carjacking a 95-year-old woman on Cleveland’s east side is now behind bars. Evelyn Davis was on her way to church on May 14 when a man jumped in her car on Hathaway Avenue. Davis, who will turn 96 on Tuesday, tried to stop the man, but was knocked over and dragged. Cleveland police identified the suspect as 59-year-old David Dawson, of Cleveland. He was arrested on aggravated robbery charges and is police custody, police said […]

  • Seen on TV: 5/20/17

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Saturday, May 20, 2017: Click here for maps, times and road closures for the Cleveland Marathon Click here for more on St. Jude Dream Home Tours Click here for more on Schumacher Homes Click here for more on the ALCS trophy Click here to see the Cleveland police video honoring fallen officer Fahey Click here for the Azure Rooftop Lounge Click here for more on RAHAB Ministries Click here for Rock Steady Boxing Click […]

  • Missing adult alert issued for 89-year-old Trumbull County man

    WARREN, Ohio– The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is asking residents to be on the lookout for an elderly Trumbull County man. Donald James Baier, 89, left his house in Warren at about 5 a.m. Saturday and has not returned. Authorities said Baier suffers from dementia. He is 6 feet tall, weighs 163 pounds, and has white hair and brown eyes. He was driving a brown 2013 Honda Civic with Ohio license plate BW13RT. Anyone with information is urged to call […]

  • St. Jude Dream Home now open for tours in Red Tail Golf Community

    AVON, Ohio– The FOX 8 St. Jude Dream Home is open for tours. Not only do visitors have the chance to see the beautiful home up close, they can also register for a chance to win $10,000 in Fish Furniture Weekend open house tours begin May 20 and continue through June 18. The home is located in the beautiful Red Tail Golf Community in Avon, Ohio Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. […]

  • Three injured in Stark County crash; Drugs, alcohol possible factors

    LEXINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Three people were injured during a one-car crash in Stark County early Saturday morning. It happened at about 12:30 a.m. at Vine Street and Julie Avenue in Lexington Township, which is just northwest of Alliance. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Curtis Shillig, 19, drove left of center and lost control of the car. The vehicle hit the corner of a driveway, then went airborne and flipped several times. Shillig and an 18-year-old passenger were taken […]

  • Akron police release photos in shooting of store owner

    AKRON, Ohio– The Akron Police Department released three photos on Friday in connection with the shooting of a store owner. A man entered the Pioneer Market on Pioneer Street in Akron at about midnight Tuesday. The suspect was armed with two knives and tried to rob the place, but the owner pulled out a gun. Akron police said the suspect took the gun and pistol whipped the victim. When the owner tried to flee, the man shot him in the […]

  • Tribe fans get chance for photos with American League Championship trophy

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians are giving fans a chance to snap a photo with the 2016 American League Championship trophy. The free event is Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All Tribe fans need to do is show they voted for the Indians to go to the All-Star Game on their phones. Those who have already maxed out on voting can show that message, saying they’ve cast 35 ballots. (For more on All-Star voting, click here.) When the Indians play […]

  • Cleveland Browns, No. 1 draft pick Myles Garrett agree to contract

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Browns announced on Friday they signed Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The defensive end was a three-year starter at Texas A&M, where he had 31 sacks, 141 tackles and seven forced fumbles. Garrett was a two-time first-team All-American and two-time All-SEC first-team selection. At 6 foot 4 and 272 pounds, Garrett comes from an extremely athletic family. His mother and sister were college star and field stars, and his older brother played […]

  • Akron fire victims honored with balloon launch

    AKRON, Ohio– Members of the community remembered the seven people who lost their lives in a house fire earlier this week. Firefighters responded to a home on Fultz Street just before 3 a.m. on Monday. The blaze killed Dennis Huggins, 35; Angela Boggs, 38; and five children. The balloon launch was Friday at 2 p.m. at Helen Arnold Community Learning Center on Vernon Odom Boulevard. Daisia Huggins, who has not officially been identified as deceased, attended the school. Students released balloons, exchanged hugs […]

  • 100 people become ill after weekend at Kirtland Country Club

    KIRTLAND, Ohio– More than 100 people became sick after going to Kirtland Country Club. All of those who fell ill attended events at the country club over Mother’s Day weekend, according to Ron Graham with the Lake County Health Department. Kirtland Country Club notified the health department after they started receiving calls from people who were sick. The symptoms included pain, nausea and diarrhea. The victims are recovering or have recovered. Graham said no one was hospitalized. At this time the […]