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
  • 16-year-old killed in shooting identified as high school wrestler, football player

      CLEVELAND– The teen who was shot and killed on Sunday has been identified as 16-year-old Bahati Juma. Offiers responded to an apartment on Detroit Avenue near West 112th Street in Cleveland at about 10:25 p.m. Cleveland police said residents heard two shots then notified Juma had been shot. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his neck and pronounced dead. Juma, a Tanzanian refugee, lived a few units down and was at the apartment visiting with […]

  • Off-duty officer shot during East Cleveland robbery

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– A University Hospitals police officer was shot during a robbery in East Cleveland Monday morning. It happened at the US Bank on Forest Hill Boulevard near Euclid Avenue shortly before 8 a.m. East Cleveland police said the off-duty officer was withdrawing money when he was held up by a man with a gun. The victim was shot. His badge, wallet and off-duty weapon were taken.

  • Woman suffers broken jaw in Akron road rage incident

    AKRON, Ohio– A woman and her boyfriend were assaulted with a piece of concrete during a road rage incident in Akron on Monday. It started on North Main Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard shortly after 7 p.m. The victims told Akron police they were stopped behind a motorcycle at the traffic light. When it turned green, the motorcyclist didn’t move so the man honked the horn. The suspect got off his bike and approached the car, police said. The […]

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Larry Nance Jr. gets married

    AKRON, Ohio– Congratulations to Larry Nance Jr.! The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward got married to his longtime girlfriend Hailey Pince at the Summit County Courthouse on Tuesday. Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones performed the ceremony and posted a photo with the newlyweds on Twitter. It was an absolute honor to marry Hailey and Larry today💞❤️!!#GoCavs pic.twitter.com/oz29AqbDdb — Judge Amy Corrigall Jones (@KeepJudgeJones) June 19, 2018 Nance and Pince met at Wyoming, where she was on the swim team. They […]

  • McKinley High School teacher who had sex with students avoids prison time

    CANTON, Ohio– A Canton high school teacher accused of having sex with her students was sentenced on Tuesday. Tiffany Eichler, 36, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery in May. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail,  30 half days at day jail and 300 hours of community service. She was ordered to pay for court costs, counseling and a $1,000 fine. Eichler will also have to register as a Tier III sex offender and her teaching license […]

  • American Greetings laying off employees at Crocker Park office

    WESTLAKE, Ohio– American Greetings is laying off employees at its headquarters in Westlake. The staff reductions will occur across departments at its creative studios in Crocker Park on Tuesday, the company said in a news release. “The company is committed to treating all of its associates with respect and compassion, offering severance pay and outplacement assistance. These actions, which included a voluntary early retirement program, will allow us to be appropriately staffed for the foreseeable future. This is a difficult […]

  • Seen on TV: 6/17/2018

    Here are the web links for Sunday, June 17, 2018: Click here for a list of Cleveland’s outdoor pools and spray basins Click here for our summer activities guides Click here for more on East 4th Street Click here for Jurassic Doritos Click here for “Cleveland: This is Where I Live” video Click here for jeans that claim to make you look 11 pounds skinnier Click here for Domino’s Paving for Pizza information Click here for suicide prevention: how to find help Click here for more on Rhoda […]

  • Seen on TV: 6/16/2018

    Here are the web links for Saturday, June 16, 2018: Click here for our summer activities guides Click here for more on East 4th Street Click here for Jurassic Doritos Click here for “Cleveland: This is Where I Live” video Click here for jeans that claim to make you look 11 pounds skinnier Click here for Domino’s Paving for Pizza information Click here for suicide prevention: how to find help Click here for more on Rhoda Wise and the “Miracle House” Click here for information on Browns fan “Hard […]

  • Last day for Big Fun toy store

    CLEVELAND– A Cleveland Heights staple will close its doors for good on Sunday. It’s the last day for Big Fun, a toy store located on Coventry Road. “Over a quarter century of providing smiles on people’s faces. So much is going through my head right now. So many memories… so many wonderful people,” owner Steve Presser posted on the store’s Facebook page. “Thanks so much to all of you for allowing me to board a special ship, called Big Fun, […]

  • Truck hit trees, mailbox in fatal Stark County crash

    PIKE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A man died in a single-vehicle crash in Stark County on Saturday. It happened on Farber Street in Pike Township at about 4:30 p.m. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office said a Chevrolet Silverado went 400 feet through yards, hitting several trees and a mailbox. The driver, 67-year-old Tommy Minor, was taken to Aultman Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

  • Cleveland police respond to seven shootings overnight

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police are investigating several shootings that happened from Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Here is the information released by police Sunday morning: 7 p.m. Saturday: A man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest on Elton Avenue near West 73rd Street. 9 p.m. Saturday: A woman was shot in the neck during a fight at Kinsman Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. 2:45 a.m. Saturday: A 48-year-old woman was shot in the leg […]

  • City of Cleveland pools and spray basins open during high heat

    CLEVELAND– The city of Cleveland is reminding residents that its pools are open in hopes of providing residents relief from these high temperatures. The city pools and spray basins will be open Sunday and Monday. Here is a list of the city’s summer outdoor pools: Duggan Park: 1696 Catalpa Rd. Forest Hills Park: 12310 Arlington Ave. Gassaway Pool: 2306 East 100th St. Glendale Park: 3813 East 149th St. Glenview Park: 10746 Leuer Ave. Greenwood Park: 2220 West 38th St. Halloran […]