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
  • Kids art gallery! Share your photos (gallery 3)

    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 tips@fox8.com. Don’t forget to include […]

  • Cleveland Metroparks to celebrate 100 years with fireworks, live music

    CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Metroparks is celebrating its 100 birthday with one-of-a-kind party today. It’s a day full of live music and food at Edgewater Beach, culminating in a fireworks show. “You only turn 100 once, so we want it to be a memorable experience for the community,”said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman. The new Edgewater Beach House will be open, along with many local food trucks. Cleveland’s Michael Stanley will rock the centennial celebration, then the fireworks display […]

  • One year after the RNC: Best interviews with FOX 8

    CLEVELAND– The Republican National Convention took over downtown Cleveland a year ago and FOX 8 News was in the center of the action. During the four-day RNC, politicians, celebrities and journalists stopped by the FOX 8 suite in Quicken Loans Arena. They talked about then-GOP nominee Donald Trump, the city of Cleveland and more. More stories on the Republican National Convention here

  • Summit County Sheriff’s deputy indicted on rape charges

    AKRON, Ohio– A Summit County Sheriff’s deputy is facing charges after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted a woman. Antonion Williamson, 46, turned himself into authorities Thursday morning. He will be arraigned in Summit County Common Pleas Court at 8 a.m. Friday. The alleged crime happened on March 19, according to court documents. The victim is 26 years old. A grand jury indicted Williamson on one count of rape, one count of kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery and one count of […]

  • Partial skeletal remains found in Elyria during search for missing woman

    ELYRIA, Ohio– Investigators located partial skeletal remains in their search for missing Middleburg Heights woman Tierra Bryant, the Lorain County Coroner’s Office said. The Cleveland Division of the FBI, Middleburg Heights police and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office were in a wooded area near Mussey Avenue in Elyria Thursday morning. The coroner’s office said they do not have a complete body yet and cannot tell if the remains are male or female. DNA testing will be needed to determine the […]

  • Troopers use cruisers to stop wrong-way driver on I-77

    CANTON, Ohio– A wrong-way driver was injured in a crash in Stark County Thursday afternoon. The highway patrol was investigating a driver going northbound in the southbound lanes on Interstate 77 near Fulton Road. Troopers caught up to the vehicle in heavy traffic near Portage Street. According to the patrol, troopers intentionally used their cruisers to stop the car to protect other drivers. The wrong-way driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital. Alcohol could be a […]

  • Two accused of starting Lorain house fire, defrauding Red Cross

    LORAIN, Ohio– Two people are accused of intentionally starting a fire so they could collect money from the American Red Cross. Tiffany Mills and Jasper Kennedy are charged with arson, theft and misuse of a credit card. The Lorain Fire Department responded to a fire on Washington Avenue on July 17. Mills and Kennedy told fire officials they lived at the home and returned to find the house on fire. Investigators soon learned the pair didn’t actually live there and […]

  • Brother says Akron murder victim would forgive suspect

    AKRON, Ohio– The news that charges have been filed in the 2015 murder of 21-year-old Zak Hussein means another step in finding closure for his family. Hussein was working at his family’s business, Premium New York Style Pizza, on Dec. 7, 2015 when he was shot during a robbery. He was taken to the hospital, but did not survive his injuries. Zak’s brother, Ammar Hussein, was upstairs when the shooting happened. He said he felt frozen in time. “You see […]

  • Update: Police locate parents of non-verbal boy found wandering in Lorain

    LORAIN, Ohio– The Lorain Police Department have located the parents of a boy found in a creek Thursday morning. Police said the boy appears to have autism and is also non-verbal. He was located near Long John Silver’s off of Cooper Foster Park Road. Lorain police continue to investigate.

  • Man shot while riding in truck on Cleveland’s Shoreway

    CLEVELAND– A 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach while riding in a truck on the Shoreway. The victim had just left Edgewater Park when it happened at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday, according to the report from Cleveland police. The driver reported hearing several gunshots and sped up when he noticed his passenger was shot. The driver didn’t see the shooter,  but witnesses described the suspect’s vehicle as a black Chevrolet Equinox with black rims, dark-tinted windows and […]

  • Woman believed to be missing from Elyria found dead in western Ohio; Ex-boyfriend arrested

    ELYRIA, Ohio– Authorities in Greenville, Ohio were investigating an impaired driver and ended up finding a body they believe to be a missing Elyria woman. Linnea Satterfield, 56, was reported missing by her sister at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. Detectives searched the home she once shared with her ex-boyfriend, 56-year-old Roy E. Owens Jr., on Charles Court in Elyria. Police said that’s where they found signs of a struggle and blood on the floor. On Tuesday, the Lorain County Prosecutor’s […]

  • Cleveland Kennel at capacity: 94 dogs available for adoption today

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Kennel is asking for the public’s help because it is at capacity. Chief Animal Control Officer Ed Jamison said there are currently 167 dogs at the kennel and they are using temporary cages. This is usually an extremely busy time of year. “We’re really looking for help from the community right because we’re really full,” Jamison said. Right now, the kennel has 94 dogs available for adoption on Wednesday. Adoption costs are reduced to $20 for the […]