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
  • 8 ways to celebrate Earth Day in the Cleveland area

    CLEVELAND– Saturday is Earth Day and Destination Cleveland has plenty of ideas on how you can celebrate. EarthFest 2017 Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds With more than 270 exhibits on clean transportation, sustainable food, clean water and energy science, it’s the longest-running Earth Day celebration in the country. Admission is $8 for ages 12 and up. It’s $4 for children 2 to 11. Ride your bike or take RTA to get in for free. Cleveland […]

  • Double murder at Cleveland car dealership appears to be a targeted crime

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police said the double murder of a couple at their car dealership was a targeted crime; they were shot and killed during a robbery. Police believe they are looking for multiple people involved in the crime. Mike and Trina Kuznik were found dead inside Mr. Cars, Inc., of East 185th Street in Cleveland just after 10 p.m. on April 14. Their dog had also been killed. Police think the dog may have bitten the suspect; police […]

  • Man robs Payless store in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio– Investigators are asking for information on a robbery at the Payless store in Parma. A man walked into the business on Brookpark Road just before 6 p.m. on Thursday. Police said he had his hand in his jacket pocket, as though he had a gun, and pushed the object against an employee’s stomach. The suspect opened the register and took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the store. The suspect was wearing a dark-colored jacket with a […]

  • Sex offender accused of photographing women’s backsides in Westlake store

    WESTLAKE, Ohio– The Westlake Police Department is working to identify potential victims of a sex offender who took photos of women without their permission earlier this month. Police issued a warrant for voyeurism for 42-year-old Jefrrey Brennan, of Cleveland, on Thursday. Westlake police said Brennan, who is a registered sexually oriented offender, is suspected of taking photos from the ground up of an unidentified woman. It happened inside a store on Main Street on April 10. Investigators said there were […]

  • Two young girls in Amber Alert found safe; Suspect in custody

    CLEVELAND– An Amber Alert for two young children was canceled after they were found safe Thursday night. The children were abducted by their suicidal father following a domestic incident, the Cleveland Division of Police said. It happened on East 149th Street near Kinsman Road. Cleveland police said the suspect, 30-year-old Antonio Hart, lead police on a brief chase and rammed a cruiser. He ran through a field near at East 66th Street and Warsaw Avenu before officers took him into custody. The […]

  • Cavs overcome 26-point deficit to beat Pacers in Game 3

    INDIANAPOLIS– The Cavaliers battled back against the Pacers in Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA playoffs to win, 119-114. They now lead the best-of-seven series 3-0. Cleveland trailed by 10 at the end of the first quarter and at one point in the second, they were down by 26. But this is LeBron James in the playoffs. The King recorded his 17th career playoff triple-double. James also moved up to third on the playoff all-time scoring list […]

  • NFL schedule released; Browns open season against Steelers in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– The NFL released the 2017 schedule on Thursday and the Cleveland Browns open the regular season at home against the Steelers. The Browns’ preseason schedule was announced earlier this month and we already knew the team would be heading to London to play the Vikings. “The schedule release is always an exciting day,” said Hue Jackson, Browns head coach, in a news release. “We’ve known our opponents but to get the dates and for the schedule to be laid […]

  • Community says goodbye to beloved K-9 handler in Ashland County

    ASHLAND, Ohio– Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers gathered on Wednesday to say goodbye to a beloved K-9 handler. Sgt. Timothy Kitts with the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 13. He was 51 years old. Kitts became a K-9 handler in 2002 and was currently serving with Meeko, who attended the services at Ashland County Memorial Park. Officers from across the area, including Mansfield, Bellevue, Erie County and the Ohio State Highway […]

  • Baseball returns! Share your Cleveland Indians fan photos

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians take on the Chicago White Sox in their home opener on Tuesday. The reigning American League Champions started the season 3-3 and hope to deliver a win for the sold-out crowd at Progressive Field. A trio of Cleveland sports legends with throw out the ceremonial first pitches. (Check out the pregame festivities here.) We want to see your fan photos! Click the “Submit” button below. Mobile users can send pictures to tips@fox8.com. Thank you and go […]

  • Photo gallery: Flooding hits parts of Northeast Ohio

    CLEVELAND– The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for Cuyahoga County and the northern portion of Summit County Wednesday evening. Several driveways were flooded on Big Creek Parkway in Middleburg Heights while some drivers in Parma made the dangerous decision to keep driving through high water. Share your photos by clicking the “Submit” button below. Mobile users can send pictures to tips@fox8.com

  • Sam’s Club in Brooklyn floods; Burger King workers rescued by boat

    BROOKLYN, Ohio– Heavy rains swept through Cuyahoga County Wednesday night, causing flooding in Parma and Brooklyn. Brooklyn officials said they are not aware of any injuries and they are still trying to determine how many people they rescued. They said the flooding happened extremely fast, adding this is still a dangerous situation and people should stay home. A couple inches of water were left inside the Sam’s Club on Tiedeman Road in Brooklyn. In the parking lot, flooding reached past the headlights […]

  • 10 names topping list for April the giraffe’s calf

    HARPURSVILLE, NY– April the giraffe’s baby boy still needs a name. Animal Adventure Park in Upstate New York turned the naming process into a fundraising effort. Votes are $1. Proceeds go to the park, giraffe conservation efforts and a fund named for the park owners’ daughter that helps local families with medical expenses. The now-famous giraffe gave birth to her fourth calf on Saturday as people around the world were glued to their computers watching the live feed. The giraffe […]