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

She spent a year as a community engagement specialist for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, representing, 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
  • Kids art gallery! Share your photos (gallery 4)

    We’re turning your TV into an art gallery! We want to show off your child’s masterpiece, so FOX 8 has launched the FOX 8 Kids Art Gallery. (See previous submissions here) You can send us a photo of your child’s creation; he or she can be of any age. Then, we’ll feature their artwork on FOX 8 News at 9 a.m. To share your photo, click the “submit” button below. Mobile users can send pictures to Don’t forget to include […]

  • ‘Lord have mercy:’ Hue Jackson talks about 1-25 record as Browns coach

    BEREA, Ohio– Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson spoke with members of the media on Monday following the team’s 19-7 loss to Jacksonville. The Browns are 1-25 under Jackson and are 4-43 since Nov. 30, 2014. That’s the worst 47-game stretch in NFL history. “Lord have mercy, I try not to think about how many it’s been,” Jackson said Monday afternoon. I never envisioned this in my life being 1-25 as a head football coach. I don’t wish this on […]

  • Ice skating rinks in Northeast Ohio where you can show off your skills this winter

    CLEVELAND– Looking for something to do as the weather turns cold? Grab the kids or a few friends, and head to one of these Northeast Ohio ice arenas. Outdoor: Cleveland Foundation Ice Rink 50 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 Nov. 24 to Feb. 28. Hours vary by day. Tickets are $10 with skate rental and $7 if you bring your own skates. Crocker Park Holiday Skating Rink Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake, Ohio 44145 From Nov. 18 to Dec. 31. Open […]

  • Indians spring training schedule includes two games against Cubs in Las Vegas

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians announced their 2018 Cactus League schedule on Monday. The American League Central Division champs open spring training on Feb. 23 against the Reds at Goodyear Ballpark in Arizona. Click here here to download the 2018 spring training schedule This year, Cleveland will play the Chicago Cubs on March 17 and March 18 in Las Vegas. This is just the second time the Indians will participate in the Las Vegas Big League Weekend. Single-game spring training tickets […]

  • Investigators work to ID skeletal remains found in 1982 using facial reconstruction

    TWINSBURG, Ohio– The Ohio Attorney General’s Office released a facial reconstruction of a man whose remains were found in Summit County more than 30 years ago. The skeletal remains were found on Feb. 18, 1982 behind a business on Cannon Road in Twinsburg. “While his remains were discovered in 1982, we believe that his death occurred approximately a year and half before that,” said Twinsburg Police Chief Christopher Noga, in a news release on Monday. “We are really hoping people […]

  • St. Augustine to feed 21,000 on Thanksgiving; Needs drivers and donations

    CLEVELAND– The St. Augustine Hunger Center expects to serve 21,000 people in need on Thanksgiving. But they can’t do it alone. St. Augustine, located in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, is asking for donations of money or turkeys to help feed those at the church and 14 shelters. They also need volunteers to pack, serve and deliver the meals. In addition to the thousands that will come out for a free Thanksgiving, the church delivers more than 10,000 meals to the home-bound […]

  • EX-OSU football player Terry Glenn dies in car crash: reports

    IRVING, Texas– Former Ohio State football player Terry Glenn was killed in a car crash, according to multiple reports. He was 43 years old. The crash happened in Irving, Texas. Glenn was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died shortly before 1 a.m. Monday. Glenn, a native of Columbus, was a walk-on for the Buckeyes and eventually earned a scholarship. The New England Patriots selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. He had a […]

  • Holiday events guide: Tree lighting ceremonies, markets and more

    CLEVELAND– Cities across Northeast Ohio are getting in the holiday spirit. Here are a few ways to enjoy the fun: Bedford Tree Lighting Ceremony Bedford Commons, North Park Drive, Bedford, Ohio 44146 Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. Bedford Firefighters Local 1683 will provide refreshments and Santa Claus will stop by to kick off the beginning of the holiday season. Akron Tree Lighting Ceremony 200 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio 44308 Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. Singing and fireworks kick off […]

  • Man behind LEGO ‘A Christmas Story’ House recreates FOX 8’s sleepover

    CLEVELAND– Jason Middaugh pays close attention to detail. The creator of the LEGO “A Christmas Story” House made sure to include all the iconic movie moments in his set. So when the FOX 8 in the Morning team spent the night at the real house, located in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, Middaugh got to work. He put together LEGO minifigure versions of Stefani Schaefer and Kristi Capel in their matching pajamas. Wayne Dawson and Todd Meany are also dressed in festive attire. […]

  • Ohio Supreme Court Justice writes Facebook post about sexual history

    CLEVELAND–  Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill posted to his Facebook page about his past sexual exploits on Friday. The justice, who recently announced he’s running for governor, said it was in response to the sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota. O’Neill confirmed to FOX 8 News he wrote the post, in which he claims to have been intimate with about 50 women. “Now can we get back to discussing legalizing marijuana and opening the […]

  • Madison man accused of abusing twin babies

    MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A Madison man is facing charges after police say he abused his two young children. Chad Humberston, 37, is charged with two counts of second-degree felony of child endangering because of the severity of the infants’ injuries. Humberston’s 47-day-old son was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital on Oct. 31. Madison Township police said the baby had brain trauma and fractures to his extremities. Hospital staff contacted the police department, which prompted the investigation. That’s when […]

  • Northeast Ohio winter activities guide: Christmas lights, ice skating and Cleveland traditions

    CLEVELAND– It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So take check out our list of tree lighting ceremonies, holiday markets, ice skating rinks, Christmas light displays and more winter family fun. Events: Crocker Park Tree Lighting 228 Market St., Westlake, Ohio 44145 Nov. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Event parking is $10 with proceeds going to Make-A-Wish. Live music, including Jim Brickman. Then Santa Claus arrives to light the 50-foot tree. Bedford Tree Lighting Ceremony Bedford Commons, […]