Jen Steer is a web producer at Fox 8 News in Cleveland, writing stories for, planning social media strategy and curating homepage content.

She spent a year as a community engagement specialist for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, representing, 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
  • Trevor Bauer keeps sense of humor over drone jokes during Tribe Fest

    CLEVELAND– Leave it to Trevor Bauer to find a way to stay busy in between signing autographs at Tribe Fest on Saturday. The Cleveland Indians starting pitcher kept a tally of the number of times people asked about his drone. Bauer had a sheet of paper behind his name card with the tally and was up to 16 mentions before noon. He said he didn’t keep count during last year’s Tribe Fest and realized it was a missed opportunity. Bauer also had […]

  • Get ready for baseball season: It’s time for Tribe Fest

    CLEVELAND– The new and improved Cleveland Indians’ Tribe Fest took over the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland on Saturday. The event features more than 200,000 square feet of games, merchandise and all things Indians. Indians President Chris Antonetti and skipper Terry Francona spoke about the current state of the club, while young fans got a chance to play ball with Jose Ramirez and Roberto Perez. The first session was exclusively for season ticket holders and it continues at 1:30 […]

  • Armed and dangerous: Two men hold up Warrensville Heights bank

    WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio– The Cleveland Division of the FBI and the Warrensville Heights Police Department are investigating a bank robbery. Two robbers and a driver went to the US Bank on Richmond Road in Warrensville Heights just before 11 a.m. Thursday, the FBI said. The two suspects walked into the bank and banged on the glass at the teller counter with their guns. They demanded cash in $50 and $100 bills, according to the FBI. The men got money from […]

  • Six teens charged in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center riot

    CLEVELAND– Six teens have been charged for the riot at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center earlier this month. The Jan. 8 incident resulted in $200,000 in damage to the facility, including busted ceiling tiles, broken light fixtures and clogged plumbing. One detention center officer was injured. “I think what this incident has shown is that we need a different structure,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said. “They certainly need additional manpower over there to watch over these individuals.” Five […]

  • Southern Tier Brewing Company bringing brewery to downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland’s craft beer scene is growing again as Southern Tier Brewing Company announced plans to open a brewery and tasting room downtown. It’ll be located at 811 Prospect Ave. East in Cleveland’s Gateway District, according to a news release on Thursday. “Cleveland is already one of the top craft beer markets in the country. We couldn’t be more excited to have a top-notch partner such as Southern Tier willing to make such a significant investment in our own backyard,” […]

  • Akron woman admits to preying on young girls in human trafficking case

    AKRON, Ohio– An Akron woman admitted to her role in a human trafficking case and will testify against her boyfriend in an upcoming trial. Pearl Coffey, 34, pleaded guilty to attempted trafficking in persons, compelling prostitution and corrupting another with drugs in Summit County common Pleas Court on Thursday. Coffey admitted she preyed on young girls and women. According to the prosecutor’s office, she provided the victims with shelter, drugs and other items in exchange for them prostituting themselves. Court […]

  • Euclid man charged in wife’s stabbing death

    EUCLID, Ohio– Charges have been filed against a Euclid man for his wife’s murder. Officers responded to a house at East 222nd Street and Fox Avenue in Euclid on Tuesday. The victim, 58-year-old Lori Gonzalez, was found stabbed to death inside the home, according to police. Investigators arrested her husband, Carlos Gonzalez-Manjarrez. On Thursday, he was charged with murder. Euclid Municipal Court Judge Patrick Gallagher set Gonzalez-Manjarrez’s bond at $1 million.

  • Two men break into Akron business

    AKRON, Ohio– The Akron Police Department is asking for the public’s help after a break-in earlier this week. It happened at about 11:25 p.m. Monday at 24 North High St. in Akron. According to police, the suspects forced open the door and stole a laptop. The crime was caught on surveillance video.   Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Welser at 330-375-2490.

  • Officer standing outside of car hit during crash on I-480 in Fairview Park

    FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio– Three people were taken to a hospital following a crash on Interstate 480 in Fairview Park Wednesday morning. It involved four cars in the eastbound lanes and caused lane restrictions for hours. Fairview park police said an officer was standing alongside a car while investigating an earlier crash. That’s when a Ford pick-up truck lost control and went off the road. The truck hit two SUVs before striking the Fairview Park officer, according to the police department. […]

  • 4-year-old dies after crash in Canton

    CANTON, Ohio– A 4-year-old passed away following a three-car crash in Canton Tuesday evening. The crash happened at Market Avenue North and 39th Street Northeast at about 5:30 p.m. That’s near Meadowlake Golf Course. Canton police said a pick-up truck collided with an SUV, occupied by Brianna Grillon and her two children. Her SUV was then hit by a second truck. Grillon and her 2-year-old daughter were taken to Mercy Medical Center. They were treated for minor injuries. Her 4-year-old […]

  • Teen dies after shooting inside Franklin County Courthouse

    COLUMBUS, Ohio– A teen was shot inside the Franklin County Courthouse in Columbus on Wednesday. Emergency crews responded to the building on South Front Street at about 1 p.m. A weapon was discharged inside a courtroom on the fifth floor. WSYX in Columbus reported the victim passed away. Keep checking with FOX 8 News and for updates on this story.

  • Lorain police looking for missing 16-year-old girl

    LORAIN, Ohio– The Lorain Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a 16-year-old girl. Kayla Marie Clark was last seen on Jan. 13 at her house on Lorain’s east side. Police said she is believed to be in South Lorain. Kayla is 5 foot 8 and 120 pounds. She has red hair and green eyes. Police also said anyone hiding the teen or preventing her from being found is committing a crime. Anyone with information is asked to […]