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
  • Indians, Twins to play series in Puerto Rico next year

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will play a two-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2018. Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday the games are set for April 17 and 18, 2018 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium. It marks the first time either team has played in Puerto Rico, and the first regular-season MLB games on the island since 2010. “It is a dream come true for me to play in Puerto Rico,” said Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor. […]

  • Couple ‘takes the plunge’ with wedding at new Cedar Point water park

    SANDUSKY, Ohio– A couple helped start the summer at Cedar Point by taking the plunge. Rachel Zaborowski and Steve Gifford, of Springfield, Illinois, said “I do” then hopped down a water slide at Cedar Point Shores on Wednesday. A panel selected the membership specialist for Girl Scouts of Central Illinois and a sergeant with the Illinois National Guard from more than 40 couples to have their special day at the park. “Cedar Point is a special place for us, and […]

  • No remains found in FBI’s search for missing Middleburg Heights woman

    ​ ELYRIA, Ohio– Authorities searched for evidence in the murder of missing woman Tierra Bryant in Elyria, the FBI told FOX 8 News. Agents blocked off a portion of Mussey Avenue Wednesday morning as part of the investigation. After digging for evidence for about 6 hours, they concluded their efforts at about 3:30 p.m. No remains were found. Bryant, 20, was last seen on Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights. According to the police report, she was at the Motel 6 […]

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes summer with KidsDays

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is kicking off the first weekend of summer with its third annual KidsDays. The event runs Saturday and Sunday, and there is no extra charge. There will be three daily BMX shows, a three-hole miniature golf course, a mobile gaming trailer and DJ dance party. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, children can meet Curious George, Daniel Tiger and other PBS characters. Families can watch lions, cheetahs, bears and tigers enjoy special engagement […]

  • Shake Shack coming to Orange Village in 2018

    ORANGE VILLAGE, Ohio– Northeast Ohio is getting a Shake Shack and sooner than expected. The popular burger joint is coming to the new Pinecrest Development when it opens in 2018, a spokeswoman with Fairmont Properties said on Wednesday. This will be the first Shake Shack location in Ohio, according to Fairmont Properties. Earlier this year, Shake Shack was announced as one of the first tenants for nuCLEus in downtown Cleveland. Pinecrest, a mixed-use development in Orange Village, will feature stores […]

  • Man caught on video breaking windows at Cleveland health clinic

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police is asking for help identifying the man who threw rocks at a health clinic. The incident, which happened at Preterm on Shaker Boulevard at about 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, was caught on video. The suspect threw rocks at the building, breaking windows and causing $3,000 in damage. Police said they believe the same suspect shattered windows at the sexual health clinic on multiple occasions. Over the last three months, eight windows have been broken […]

  • Coventry Township woman charged with beating 10-month-old

    COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A family friend is accused of beating a 10-month-old child in Coventry Township. Audrey Hunt, 35, offered to watch her friend’s baby for a few hours on May 2. Later that day, the mother repeatedly contacted Hunt to have her child returned. According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Hunt told the woman she would bring the baby back the next morning. At about 7 p.m. the following day, the mother got a ride to Hunt’s house. […]

  • Interstate 77 crash kills one; Survivor found two days later

    STONE CREEK, Ohio– The Ohio State Highway Patrol is trying to piece together what happened to two men who crashed in Tuscarawas County on Wednesday. The crash happened on Interstate 77, several miles south of South Creek near Salem Township, after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The two victims were ejected from the vehicle, but they weren’t discovered until about 11 a.m. Friday. That’s when a nearby business owner heard a man’s screams and drove over to find the crash scene out […]

  • Indians move outfielder Michael Brantley to disabled list

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Indians placed Michael Brantley on the 10-day disabled list, the team announced on Monday. The outfielder was activated from the paternity list before going to the DL. He took some time off following the birth of his third child on Thursday. Brantley suffered from a sprained right ankle.  The disabled list is retroactive from June 16. Fellow outfielder Brandon Guyer started his rehabilitation assignment with the Columbus Clippers on Friday. He sprained his left wrist in May. More […]

  • Investigators ask for info on four people in Pike County murders

    PIKETON, Ohio– The Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Pike County Sheriff’s Office are asking for information on four people in the Pike County murders. Eight members of the Rhoden family were found dead near Piketon, Ohio on April 22, 2016. The victims of the execution-style killings ranged in age from 16 to 44. On Monday, investigators asked for information on George “Billy” Wagner III, 46; Angela Wagner, 46; George Wagner IV, 25; and Edward “Jake” Wagner, 24. According to […]

  • Akron man wanted for chasing woman through house, shooting at her

    AKRON, Ohio– Authorities are searching for a man they say chased a woman through her house and fired shots. It happened shortly after 9 p.m. Friday on East Emerling Avenue near South Main Street. Akron police said Darius Lavell Mitchell, 26, of Akron, texted the victim and told her to have her friends leave the house. Minutes later, he forced open a side door and confronted the 24-year-old woman. According to police, Mitchell fired several shots at the woman as […]

  • Stow police: Man with knife robs pizza delivery driver, steals car

    STOW, Ohio– A pizza delivery driver was robbed at knifepoint in Stow Sunday evening. It happened at a house on Hibbard Drive at about 7 p.m. The driver told police he was making a delivery when a man with a large knife ran out the door and demanded money. Stow police said the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Matthew Robert Guzik, also stole the driver’s car. The pizza driver wasn’t injured. Guzik said he was committing the robbery because he was experiencing […]