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.


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    Virtual reality, Lego Batmobile at this year’s Cleveland Auto Show

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Auto Show starts Friday at 5 p.m. at the I-X Center with more than a thousand vehicles on display. For more information, including dates, times, admission and schedule, click here While every brand offers its own unique features, there is one car that is completely unlike the rest. In the Chevrolet section, you’ll find the Lego Batmobile. It stands 7 feet tall and 17 feet long with more than 344,000 Lego bricks. Master builders spent 222 hours […]

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    8 accused in $500,000 theft ring, last suspect turns self in

    CLEVELAND– Arrest warrants were issued for eight people in a theft ring that resulted in more than $500,000 in lost property. From April to July, the suspects stole cell phones and electronics on 18 occasions in nine different states, according to the Cleveland Division of the FBI. The group would use pry bars to break into stores and kiosks around closing time. The suspects would bring the stolen goods back to Cleveland, where they sold them to gas stations and phone […]

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    Investigators wait on toxicology reports in death of Lafayette Township Trustee Bryon Macron

    LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Investigators held a news conference Thursday afternoon following the discovery of a body in Chippewa Lake that was later identified as missing man, Bryon Macron. Macron, a township trustee, was reported missing on Dec. 16. The 45-year-old father of three was last seen leaving his house on Ivandale Drive in Medina. That same day, officers found his SUV at Chippewa Lake and his office had been ransacked. Medina County Prosecutor S. Forrest Thompson said there was blood in his […]

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    Smoke seen in downtown Cleveland from air conditioning fire at casino building

    CLEVELAND– Fire crews responded to a fire at the Tower City complex in downtown Cleveland on Thursday. An air conditioning unit on 14th floor caught fire, dispatchers told FOX 8 News. It happened in the Higbee Building, which houses the JACK Cleveland Casino. A Rock Ventures spokeswoman said the fire was contained and extinguished within minutes. There were no evacuations or injuries. Witnesses reported seeing smoke along the city skyline.

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    Charles Oakley talks Madison Square Garden, LeBron James and city of Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland native and former New York Knick Charles Oakley is in town to watch the Cavaliers Thursday night. He took a few minutes to talk to FOX 8’s Stefani Schaefer in downtown Cleveland before his hometown team plays New York at Quicken Loans Arena.  Schaefer asked the graduate of John Hay High School about the incident at Madison Square Garden earlier this month. “I was blown away. It happened so quick.” Oakley said he was only there for 4 […]

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    Missing 75-year-old Cleveland man with dementia found in Washington

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police said a missing 75-year-old man has been found in Washington D.C. Ulysses Williams suffers from dementia and needs various prescription medications, police said. He was last seen on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. leaving his group home on Wainstead Avenue on Cleveland’s west side. Williams expressed interest in traveling to Washington D.C. On Thursday, police said he was located at a hospital in the area. Williams was wearing a tan coat. He is 5 foot […]

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    Rocky River second-graders write thank-yous to Cleveland Indians

    GOODYEAR, Ariz.– A group of second-grade students practiced their letter-writing skills by thanking the Cleveland Indians for their World Series run. Teacher Robin Seedhouse’s class at St. Christopher School in Rocky River wrote the thank-yous back on Nov. 7. She said she even gave the students a list of baseball-themed spelling words and they didn’t complain. The letters are now posted at the team’s spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona. Here’s what some of the students had to say: “I […]

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    Suspect wanted for Garfield Heights gas station break-in

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– The Garfield Heights Police Department is trying to identify the man who broke into a gas station earlier this month. Officers responded to an alarm at the Sunoco on Turney Road just after 3 a.m. on Feb. 7. They discovered one of the windows broken out. Police said a man in a black coat stole cigarettes and beer. Anyone with information is asked to call the Garfield Heights Police Department at 216-475-5686.

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    Seen on TV: 2/23/2017

    Here are the Seen on TV links for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 Click here for “How to Dad” Click here for the St. Jude Dream Home ticket sell-a-thon phone number Click here for more on the Amazon Thank You Click here for the Anti-Defamation League’s security tips after JCC threats Click here for  the Secure Community Network Click here for information on Love-a-Stray Dog Division Click here for the list of the top most structurally deficient bridges in Ohio. Click here […]

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    2017 Cleveland Auto Show starts Friday

    CLEVELAND—The 2017 Cleveland Auto Show begins Friday at the I-X Center. More than a thousand concepts, pre-production and new vehicles will be on display. The event features 11 ride ‘n’ drives, a classic car competition, millionaire’s row, the Jeep kids course and the Lego Batmobile. Dates and times: Feb. 24 to March 5 Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: Adults $13, […]

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    Photo gallery: Beautiful February sunset in Northeast Ohio

    CLEVELAND– Northeast Ohioans were out enjoying a beautiful, February day and captured fantastic snapshots of the sunset. Share yours by clicking the “Submit” button below. Mobile users can send the images to tips@fox8.com.

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    Chippewa Lake body identified as Bryon Macron

    CHIPPEWA LAKE, Ohio– The body found Tuesday in Chippewa Lake has been positively identified as that of missing Lafayette Township trustee Bryon Macron. The identification was confirmed Wednesday by the Medina County sheriff. The identification was made by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner. No cause of death was released. Further testing is under way but results are not immediately available. A kayaker discovered the body in the lake at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and had a couple call police. He led a dive team to […]