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
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    Two Amish buggies, car crash in Wayne Township

    WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Two Amish buggies and a car were involved in a crash in Tuscarawas County Sunday morning, sending 8 people to area hospitals. It happened at Chestnut Road Road and Lawnfield Road in Wayne Township at 8 a.m. The Ohio State Patrol reports that a Jeep was traveling east on Chestnut Ridge Road when it crossed left of center, hitting the buggies head on. Both drivers and all the passengers in the buggies were ejected. The Jeep drove off the […]

  • Andy Marte #15 of the Cleveland Indians looks on from the dugout during the spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Goodyear Ballpark on March 6, 2009 in Goodyear, Arizona. The Brewers defeated the Indians 17-7.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Former Indians third baseman Andy Marte dies in car crash

    CLEVELAND– A car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday took the life of former Cleveland Indians third baseman Andy Marte. He was 33 years old. Metropolitan traffic authorities said Marte died when a car he was driving hit a house along the highway between San Francisco de Macoris and Pimentel, about 95 miles north of the capital. His management, J.M.G Baseball, and the Indians posted the news Sunday morning. Words can't express the emotions from the loss of our […]

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    Cleveland Judge Raymond Pianka passes away

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Raymond Pianka passed away this weekend, court officials told FOX 8 News Sunday morning. He was 65. Pianka was elected to the Cleveland Municipal Housing Court in 1995. Before that, he served as a Cleveland City Councilman for Ward 17. “It is with a heavy and sad heart that I share with you the news that our beloved Judge Ray Pianka passed away early this morning,” Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone posted. “Please say a prayer […]

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    State moves to revoke license of Madison assisted living center where resident died of alleged abuse

    MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Ohio officials are taking steps to revoke the license of a Madison Township assisted living facility. Alice Ramsey, administrator of the Hubbard Road Meadows Adult Care Facility, was arrested and charged with patient abuse last week. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services said Ramsey abused a resident, which resulted in hospitalization.  Visitors heard the patient calling for help and when staff arrived, they found her head wedged into a nightstand, a letter to the facility […]

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    Emaciated dog rescued in Cleveland continues to improve

    CLEVELAND– An abused dog, weighing just 19 pounds, is improving at an area animal hospital. Officers from the Cleveland Division of Animal Control rescued the dog after a neighbor reported him wandering the streets near the Rainbow Terrace Apartments Monday night. The pup, now named Malachi, is receiving care at the Westpark Animal Hospital. On Friday, veterinary staff said the dog is eating well, resting comfortably and gaining weight. “His condition is about as severe as you can get, next to […]

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    Video shows suspect walk away with TV stolen from Akron apartment

    AKRON, Ohio– The Akron Police Department is looking for the man who walked out of an apartment building with a TV. Police said it happened on Thursday on East Exchange Street in Akron between 3 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. Video shows the suspect carrying the TV out of the victim’s apartment, down a stairwell and then down the street.   Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Bassett at 330-375-2490. If you see the suspect, please […]

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    Suspect in woman’s abduction from Cleveland store turns himself in

    CLEVELAND– The man accused of kidnapping a woman from a store on Cleveland’s east side is now in police custody. Roscoe Hilliard turned himself into police at the Justice Center on Friday on charges of abduction, police said. On Tuesday, the Cleveland Division of Police released surveillance video from a convenience store on Woodland Avenue on Jan. 12. The video shows a man dragging a woman and forcing her into an SUV. According to police, the victim was crying and […]

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    Driver charged in crash that killed Chagrin Falls student

    AKRON, Ohio–  The driver who police say caused the crash the took the life of a 17-year-old boy is now facing charges. John R. Bird, 50, of Akron, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, operating a vehicular under the influence, operating a vehicular under the influence with a blood-alcohol content higher than .17, speeding and reckless operation. He appeared in Akron Municipal Court Friday morning. On Dec. 23, Bird crashed his Jeep […]

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    Finalists for Greater Cleveland Sports Awards announced

    CLEVELAND– The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission announced the finalists for the 17th Annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards. The winners will be revealed during the ceremony on Jan. 26 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Other honorees include former Cleveland Indians manager Mike Hargrove, and swimmer and heart transplant patient Kendra Seitz. High School Athlete of the Year Dillon Dingler, Football, Jackson High School, Massillon Jaylen Harris, Football, Cleveland Heights High School, Cleveland Heights Valencia Myers, Basketball, Solon High School, Solon Andrea […]

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    Resident at Madison assisted living facility dies; Employee charged with abuse

    MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– The administrator of an assisted living facility in Madison Township could face more charges following a resident’s death. An 85-year-old woman at Hubbard Road Meadows Adult Care Facility was taken to the Lake Health campus in Madison. After an investigation and speaking to other employees, police arrested 54-year-old Alice Ramsey of Madison on Friday. They charged the facility’s administrator with one count of patient abuse. She pleaded not guilty and has another hearing set for later this month, according to Painesville Municipal […]

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    LeBron James, Kyrie Irving named starters for NBA All-Star game

    CLEVELAND– The reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will be well represented in the 2017 All-Star game. On Thursday, the NBA released the starting lineups for the Feb. 19 game at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. LeBron James will make his 13th All-Star appearance while Kyrie Irving makes his fourth. James, a two-time All-Star MVP, was the top vote getter. This is the first time the Cavs will have multiple starts. LeBron and Kyrie will be joined on the Eastern Conference team by […]

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    OHSAA football championship moving back to Canton

    CANTON, Ohio– After three years in Columbus, the Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games will return to Canton. The OHSAA board made the move for 2017 and 2018 official on Thursday. All seven games will be played at the newly-renovated Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. “We are blessed in Ohio to have so many outstanding playoff venues like Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton and Ohio Stadium here in Columbus, and our intent all […]