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
  • Browns players react to Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward

    CLEVELAND– The Browns added two players in the opening round of the 2018 NFL Draft: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Ohio State corner Denzel Ward. The two rookies join a Cleveland team revamped by trades and free agency, with the additions of veterans Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry and Damarious Randall. Here’s what the players had to say about the Browns draft picks: 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 @denzelward 🤙🏾 — Damarious Randall (@RandallTime) April 27, 2018 Welcome to the squad @bakermayfield — Emmanuel Ogbah […]

  • Browns select OSU’s Denzel Ward with fourth overall pick

    ARLINGTON, Texas– The Cleveland Browns selected Denzel Ward with the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The top-rated cornerback is the first Ohio State Buckeye off the draft board. “I think Ohio State has done a really great job with him. I think he has a burning desire to be one of the better corners in this league. He has the characteristics as a player, the speed, the hips, the quickness and the suddenness to be a really […]

  • ‘You want to be the first pick?’: Watch Baker Mayfield learn he’s coming to Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– It was an emotional moment for the newest member of the Cleveland Browns. The orange and brown selected Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday night. Mayfield wasn’t at the draft festivities in Arlington, Texas with his fellow first-round prospects. Instead, he was at home surrounded by family and friends when he got the phone call. “When we called him up on the phone – I will say this and he […]

  • Cleveland Browns select Baker Mayfield with first overall pick

    ARLINGTON, Texas– The Cleveland Browns selected Baker Mayfield, quarterback out of Oklahoma, with the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Mayfield was a walk-on at Texas Tech in 2013 before transferring to Oklahoma and sitting out a season. He got back a year of NCAA eligibility in what’s now known as the “Baker Mayfield rule.” In 2015, he became the starter and finished fourth in Heisman voting. “I think with Baker Mayfield, what we have is a guy who […]

  • NFL Draft: Browns with first, fourth picks overall

    ARLINGTON, Texas– All eyes are on the Cleveland Browns as we count down to the 2018 NFL Draft. The Browns have the first and fourth overall picks, and have a lot of voids to fill following their winless 2017 season. Despite adding veteran Tyrod Taylor from the Bills, they are expected to draft a quarterback at No. 1 as they continue their decades-long search for a franchise QB. Most experts have the Browns deciding between USC’s Sam Darnold, Oklahoma’s Baker […]

  • Comedian Mike Polk gets ready for NFL Draft with musical number

    CLEVELAND– It’s a Browns fans’ best night of the year! The 2018 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This year, Cleveland has the first and fourth overall selections. The Browns have a sordid history with first-round draft picks. But as comedian Mike Polk reminds us, after an 0-16 season, things can only go up from here. More on the 2018 NFL Draft here

  • LeBron’s last-minute 3 lifts Cavs over Pacers

    CLEVELAND– LeBron James’ last-minute 3-pointed gave the Cavaliers the win over the Pacers Wednesday. The final score was 98-95. Cleveland leads the best-of-seven series, 3-2. While Indiana was up by 10 at one point during the first, the Cavs fought back in the last 2 minutes of the quarter. LeBron James had 14 points and 4 rebounds after one. James cooled off in the second, but key shots by Kyle Korver and Kevin Love kept Cleveland within striking distance. The […]

  • Streetsboro City Schools brings in grief counselors after 11-year-old shot and killed

    STREETSBORO, Ohio– The Streetsboro Local School District will have counselors available after an 11-year-old boy was killed in a shooting Monday night. Caleb Lishing died after he was shot in the back by his brother, 13-year-old Elijah Lishing, at this house on Alden Drive in Streetsboro, according to police. Investigators said the shooting was a “premeditated act.” “The Streetsboro School community is shocked and saddened over the death of Caleb Lishing. Caleb was a well-liked student by his peers and […]

  • Oh really, Chicago Cubs? We’ve got an answer for you

    CLEVELAND – The 12-8 Cleveland Indians are getting ready to take on the 10-9 Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field Tuesday evening. The last time the teams met in Cleveland was for Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. You know, THAT Game 7. Game time Tuesday is 6:10 pm. But the Cubs just couldn’t wait to express their excitement about being back in town, and tweeted out this earlier in the day: Hello, Cleveland. It’s fantastic to see you. pic.twitter.com/TPUWQNVjTc […]

  • Mansfield police investigate possible attempted abduction

    MANSFIELD, Ohio– The Mansfield Division of Police is investigation a possible attempted abduction. It happened on Millsboro Road near Muth Road just before 3 p.m. on Monday. Police said the 10-year-old victim was walking from the bus stop when a man pulled up next to her. The driver asked if the girl need a ride home, police said. She ran home and police were called. The suspect was driving a gray, SUV-type vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call […]

  • Mother, boyfriend appear in court after overdose death of 2-year-old boy

    CLEVELAND– A couple charged in the overdose death of a 2-year-old Cleveland boy appeared in court on Tuesday. John Hines, Jr., 33, took illegal drugs to the house of his girlfriend, 24-year-old Tessa Gadd, on March 3, according to court documents. That’s when Gadd’s young son, Lorenzo Ealom, Jr., consumed Suboxone, which is a medication prescribed to heroin addicts to help with their addiction. They did not take the boy for treatment. Instead, Lorenzo was dropped off at day care […]

  • Proceeds from ‘Sax Man’ screening to pay for street musician’s funeral

    CLEVELAND– A special screening of the documentary “Sax Man” will help pay for the funeral of the well-known street musician. Maurice Reedus, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at his home on April 17. He was 65 years old. For more than two decades, Reedus could be found in downtown Cleveland, playing his saxophone to Cavs and Indians fans, and concert-goers. Tower City Cinemas will hold a memorial screening of “Sax Man,” which debuted at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2014, on […]