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
  • Garbage truck rolls away from Eastlake gas station

    EASTLAKE, Ohio– A garbage truck rolled away from a gas station in Eastlake on Thursday. The truck was parked facing north at the Surfside Sunoco on Lakeshore Boulevard for about 30 minutes. Police said it rolled out of the lot, crossed Portage Drive and went down a hill. No one was in the truck and no one was injured. A few trees were knocked down, but there was no other property damage. According to Eastlake police, all safety precautions were […]

  • Man found dead in car in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio– A man was found dead inside a vehicle in Parma Friday morning. It happened in a parking lot on Pearl Road near Laverne Avenue. Authorities are on the scene investigating, but Parma police said foul play is not suspected. The man has not been identified.

  • Cleveland Indians giveaway features mini baseballs

    CLEVELAND– The Indians are a tight-knit group and this season, they have been bonding over a new activity. Pitchers Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer crafted baseballs to look like their teammates. There are a few rules: They can only use materials found around the clubhouse and they only work on them when they are winning. To celebrate the mini team, the Cleveland Indians are giving away a “family photo” to 30,000 fans at the Sept. 29 game against the White […]

  • Ohio drivers beware: 80-mile detour on Pennsylvania Turnpike this weekend

    BEAVER COUNTY, Pa.– If you’re traveling through Pennsylvania this weekend, you’ll want to plan ahead. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is scheduled to replace two bridges starting Friday night. The PA Turnpike Mainline (Interstate 76, milepost 20.47) in Beaver County will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday. “Motorists will face lengthy detours that will add more than an hour to their travel time,” PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton said in a news release. Tolls on the detour will be […]

  • Amherst man who shot at squirrels charged after bullet hits neighbor’s home

    AMHERST, Ohio– A man is facing charges after a bullet hit an Amherst home. Officers were called to a house on Beverly Drive on Sept. 6. A bullet from a .22 caliber rifle went through the outside wall and two more interior walls before ended up in the kitchen. No one was at home at the time. Police said detectives determined the shot came from a neighbor’s backyard. They questioned Zbigniew Stanley Puza and he admitted to shooting at squirrels […]

  • 2017 haunted house guide: Northeast Ohio’s spookiest spots

    CLEVELAND– Haunted houses, hayrides and even zombie paintball! Northeast Ohio is home to several scary spots. Check out our list below, gather your friends and get ready for a terrifying good time. Looking for family-friendly fun? Click here for our list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple picking and hayrides. 7 Floors of Hell 19191 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights Seven haunted houses with different themes at one location. Whether you’re in the House of Nightmares, the Mental Ward or the […]

  • Dog pound in Stark County reaches capacity

    CANTON, Ohio– For the second time this summer, the Stark County Dog Warden is in desperate need of homes for its rescue dogs. The dog pound’s large cage area is full, and many of the area’s animal rescues are at capacity as well. In June, warden Jon Barber said the kennel was at capacity and that put dogs at risk to be euthanized. They were able to find homes for 22 dogs that time. It costs $99 for dogs and […]

  • Inmate escapes from corrections van in Elyria

    ELYRIA, Ohio– The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the man it says escaped Thursday morning. Desmond Ligon Jr. escaped from a community-based correctional facility transport van in the area of Middle Avenue and 3rd Street in Elyria shortly after 9 a.m. Authorities searched the area, but were unable to locate him. Ligon was sentenced to the facility for possession of drugs, according to the sheriff’s office. He is now wanted for escape. He was last seen wearing red […]

  • ‘He was holding on to see the entire streak:’ Indians fan passes away after 22 wins

    CLEVELAND– A lifelong Indians fan passed away the day after the team’s 22-win streak ended, but his love of Cleveland baseball continues. The Tribe set a new American League record with a victory over the Royals on Sept. 14. But like all good things, it came to an end with a 4-3 loss the following day. James Lynch, 68, of Parma, grew up going to baseball games with his sister, Kathleen. He took his daughter, Kelly, to Game 5 of […]

  • ‘Ready for the process:’ Cavaliers back in the gym

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– The Cleveland Cavaliers were back in the gym this week. The team had its mini camp at the University of California Santa Barbara. LeBron James, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and Channing Frye posted photos on Instagram of the new-look Cavs. “Great few days of mini camp with the squad!! Made each other better every single sec/min/hour we were on the floor! It’s the beginning of a long journey and we’ll be ready for the Process that comes […]

  • Cleveland’s gang impact unit confiscates 100+ guns

    CLEVELAND– City officials discussed the results of the Cleveland Division of Police Gang Impact Unit during a news conference Thursday afternoon. The event was held at the Zelma George Recreation Center at 1 p.m with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Police Chief Calvin Williams and Commander Gary Gingell. Last year, the gang impact unit took more than 100 guns off the streets. So far this year, the gang impact unit confiscated 125 firearms in the city of Cleveland. “This is a […]

  • Fans at Browns-Bengals game to get free Cedar Point tickets

    CLEVELAND– The Browns and Cedar Point are teaming up! All those who attend the Browns vs. Bengals game at FirstEnergy Stadium on Oct. 1 will receive a free 2018 “Good Any Day” ticket to Cedar Point. Fans will get a boarding pass with a unique gift code when they enter the stadium. The code must be redeemed online at CedarPoint.com/Browns between Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 11:59 p.m., the team announced on Thursday. The promotion gives […]