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
  • Police release photos from Mentor gun shop break-ins

    MENTOR, Ohio– The Mentor Police Department released photos on Tuesday following two attempted break-ins at gun shops. Both attempted robberies were “smash and grabs,” police said. Each time the suspects were unable to steal any firearms. Suspects tried to drive through the front doors of Point Black Range and Gun Shop on Heisley Road on March 13. The car, a white Hyundai Elantra, left the scene with front-end damage. Then on Thursday, thieves drove into Finest Firearms on Mentor Avenue. They […]

  • Lorain County students use 3-D printer to make wheelchair for guinea pig

    OBERLIN, Ohio– Students at Lorain County JVS are already putting their knowledge to use. Jessceya Bonds, a digital media arts student, came to her classmates for help after her pet guinea pig broke her leg. The class measured Luna, designed a wheelchair and created it using a 3-D printer. “Luna is now able to get around on her own. Jessceya is thrilled with the results and grateful for the help and support she and Luna received from the students and staff at the […]

  • Two arrested after overnight police chase in Strongsville

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio– Police chased two suspects from Strongsville into Cleveland early Tuesday morning. Strongsville police spotted an SUV speeding on Interstate 71 just south of state Route 82 at about 1:30 a.m. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away. Police said he exited the highway at Denison Avenue, where he hit a parked car. The driver and passenger were arrested after a short foot chase. Lequawn M. Gill was charged with drug possession, failure to […]

  • Think spring! Easter bunny, egg hunts, flowers and more spring fun

    CLEVELAND– Looking for something to do with the kids during spring break? There are plenty of options around Northeast Ohio. Annual Easter Egg hunt at North Park 7660 Fulton Rd., Jackson Township Children, crawlers through fourth grade, can hunt for eggs on April 8. Event starts at 11 a.m. Big Spring at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland Until April 23, enjoy hundreds of spring blooms, an indoor hedge maze and oversize checkers. Dates, times and admission information […]

  • ‘This is not the wild west:’ Man arrested after Beachwood Place shooting appears in court

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio– A man arrested following the shooting at Beachwood Place mall appeared in court Tuesday morning. Robert M. Dukes, 24, of Stackton, Calif., is charged with drug trafficking. He was arraigned in Shaker Heights Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Officers were called to the Beachwood Place parking lot for a report of gunfire at about 7:15 p.m. on Thursday. One man was shot. Dukes took the victim, who is his brother-in-law, to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical […]

  • Troopers seize $32,000 in ecstasy in Summit County

    RICHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio– The Ohio State Highway Patrol found $32,000 in ecstasy during a traffic stop in Summit County. Troopers stopped a truck on the Ohio Turnpike near Interstate 77 on March 22 for a line violation. According to the patrol, the K-9 indicated there could be drugs in the vehicle, prompting a search. That’s when they discovered 1,418 ecstasy pills valued at $32,000. Troopers arrested Andreas Key, 32, of Markleysburg, Pa., and Gregory Gray, 33, of Connellsville, Pa. They […]

  • I-X Center announces increased security after fights Saturday night

    CLEVELAND– The I-X Center is adding security after chaos and fights at the I-X Indoor Amusement Park this weekend. The Cleveland Division of Police, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the center in Cleveland at about 8 p.m. Saturday. Video on social media shows large groups of teens fighting, while witnesses describe people throwing chairs and flipping tables. No injuries were reported. Cleveland police said three adults were arrested on weapons violations and two teens […]

  • Five suspects arrested after chase in Cleveland, Strongsville

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio– A police chase in Cleveland ended with a crash in Strongsville Monday morning. Strongsville police said Cleveland officers were pursuing a car in a recent burglary. The suspects crashed into another car on Royalton Road in front of SouthPark Mall. Strongsville Police Chief Mark Fender tells Peggy Gallek, “Strongsville police arrived at the scene to assist in the arrests of five suspects. I am very happy that the arrests were made and that no one was injured.”

  • Skull found along Towpath Trail

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio– A skull was discovered along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail last week, park officials say. It was found near Hillside and Canal roads in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Thursday. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office is working to determine an identity. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is handling the investigation.

  • Cleveland mayor blames ‘availability of guns’ to juveniles for deadly weekend shootings

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland city officials held a news conference Monday afternoon following a weekend of violence. Mayor Frank Jackson said the availability of guns, especially to juveniles, was a key factor in the recent shootings. “Just go out on the street and just talk to a bunch of young males, 15, 14, 16, 17, ask them about a gun. If they don’t have one on them, they’ll tell you where you can get one,” Jackson said. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams urged family […]

  • Jury decides Cleveland Indians not at fault for fan hit by ball

    CLEVELAND– A Cuyahoga County jury determined the Cleveland Indians were not responsible for a fan’s injuries at a game. Keith Rawlins, of Rochester, New York, was hit by a foul ball at a Tribe game at Progressive Field on July 20, 2012. The bailiff for Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul said the jury sided with the defense, therefore Rawlins will receive no money from this case. “My face exploded. I knew what had happened instantly,” Rawlins told FOX 8 […]

  • Police: Thursday’s shooting at Beachwood Place happened during drug deal; One arrested

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio– The shooting outside of Beachwood Place mall on Thursday night was the result of a drug deal gone wrong, the police department says. Officers were called to the mall parking lot for a report of gunshots at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday. The victim, a 30-year-old Euclid man, was later located at an area hospital. Police said he is in stable condition. Officers later arrested Robert M. Dukes, 24, of Stackton, Calif., in connection with the gunfire. He has […]