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Kevin serves as a general assignment reporter for Fox 8 News. He has been with the station for more than 10 years.

Kevin Freeman's assignments have allowed him to cover many major breaking news stories in northeast Ohio. On Sept. 11, 2001, Kevin was sent to Shanksville, Pa., where he spent the week covering the crash of United Flight 93. He also covered the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia over Texas in February 2003. In 2005, Kevin went to Houston to cover the influx of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Kevin won a regional Emmy for his live coverage of a tornado that devastated Stark County in April 2002. He has also been awarded an Associated Press Award, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Prior to joining Fox 8, Kevin was a news anchor/reporter for WRIC-TV in Richmond, Va., from 1992-97. Before that, he worked as a news reporter for WSJV-TV in South Bend, Ind., from 1990-92.

Kevin received a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Towson State University in 1989. He enjoys drama and suspense movies, and loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

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  • Woman assaulted at Cleveland bar, 15-year-old suspect arrested and released

    CLEVELAND – Cameras capture a chilling scene inside a Cleveland bar.  A bartender is robbed and sexually assaulted during a daytime hold up. A teen suspect was arrested in connection with the case, but was soon let back onto the street. “I don’t know how they could let him go with robbing me at gunpoint and what he did, where’s the justice?” said the 56-year old woman, who asked not to be identified. It was around noon on Thursday.  She was […]

  • Residents meet to question, share concerns about Cleveland police body cameras

    CLEVELAND – As Cleveland police prepare to roll out more body-worn police cameras, residents get a chance to ask questions and raise concerns. Hundreds of Cleveland police officers began wearing “body cams” in February of this year. Wednesday night, they met with residents at the Collinwood Recreation Center on Lakeshore Boulevard to explain how the cameras work and to answer questions. “How do you know what time they’re gonna turn it on for sure and what rights you have if […]

  • ‘It’s very alarming': Strongsville community on alert after burglary spree

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Police in Strongsville are trying to figure out who is behind a weekend burglary spree that targeted homes and cars. “I saw six cop cars here and it alarmed me.” Strongsville police have not told Fox 8 how many homes were targeted, but residents in the area say the number is significant. Jerry Carr woke up to an unusual sight on his street in the Huntington Park subdivision in Strongsville Monday morning. Officers were investigating a burglary […]

  • Around 45 kids sick as stomach flu spreads at Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School

    BROADVIEW HEIGHTS – Dozens of students were sent home from school after an illness sweeps through a Northeast Ohio middle school. The superintendent for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights school district says at the end of the school day Wednesday 45 students reported feeling sick Custodians worked overtime throughout the evening disinfecting tables, chairs and other surfaces inside the cafeteria at Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School. The goal is to wipe down surfaces throughout the school that could be infected by the norovirus, […]

  • Warrant issued for Akron officer accused in downtown Cleveland beating

    AKRON, Ohio — An arrest warrant has been issued for Akron police officer Adam Campbell in connection with a downtown Cleveland beating. Akron police said the officer has been placed on administrative leave without pay. The incident happened a week ago Saturday after a black-tie police charity event. A man named Steven Crupp said he went to the Wyndham Hotel to meet a woman. He told police as he was leaving the hotel, he got into an argument with a […]

  • Third accident at Sheffield Lake home has police searching for hit-and-run driver

    SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio – Police need help to find the driver who blew through a stop sign, slammed into a car parked in a driveway, and then kept going.  The homeowner says it is the third time something like this has happened on the property. Just after midnight on Thursday, her Jeep Cherokee was parked in her sister’s driveway at the intersection of Harris Road and Ferndale Avenue in Sheffield Lake.  That’s when she heard a big crash and a […]

  • Local doctor’s office raided, accused of illegally prescribing diet pills

    MENTOR, Ohio- Agents raided three offices Wednesday, all run by a local doctor.  He is accused of illegally prescribing diet pills to some of his patients. With help from local police, agents with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy seized items from the Mentor office of Dr. Rogaciano Trocio Wednesday afternoon. The office is called Diet Med Clinic.  The doctor has not been charged with a crime. “The Board of Pharmacy received complaints that there were some questionable prescribing and […]

  • 9 accused of using dead woman’s ID to get temporary tags through BMV

    According to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, those indicted include Jermaine Jones, Lamarr Simmons and Dana Thomas. Court records show a woman died last April, but for months after that, her personal identifying information was used by nine people on ten power of attorney forms. Investigators found the forms were used to obtain temporary tags for people either with suspended licenses, active warrant blocks or other motives. Records show it centered around a BMV office on Broadway in Garfield Hts. […]

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    Car crashes through Mr. Chicken in Parma

    PARMA, Ohio- A car crashed through a Mr. Chicken restaurant in Parma Thursday morning. Parma police said a 34-year-old man was driving north on Ridge Road when he blacked out. The car crossed the lanes and into the Mr. Chicken shortly before 8 a.m. “He just kind of came around and I thought maybe his brakes had blown out, or something because he kind of sped up a little bit, rather than slow down and came literally right through the […]

  • New Akron parking ban causing controversy among residents

    AKRON – Some Northeast Ohio residents will need to watch where they park, even in their own yards. A new ordinance goes into effect, limiting where people can put their vehicles or other large items, like boats. “A couple of residents have called me about maybe big-sized boats or vehicles being parked on the grass and I started forwarding those complaints downtown. And then I found out we didn’t have an ordinance for that,” said Akron city councilman Donnie Kammer. […]

  • ‘The world is taking notice': Community leaders vow to keep Cleveland’s momentum going

    CLEVELAND — New hotels, a redesigned Public Square and preparing for the Republican National Convention; great things are happening in Cleveland. Monday, community leaders gathered to talk about the city’s growth and how to keep the momentum going. The excitement in Cleveland poured from a video shown on the Jumbotron inside Quicken Loans Arena Monday afternoon. The video showcased the giant renaissance Cleveland is now enjoying: Major downtown projects are attracting lots of positive attention. “The world is taking notice; […]

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    Akron police searching for “mystery pooper” caught in the act

    Warning: The details of this story are disturbing AKRON – Police are currently searching for a man who was caught defecating on a car belonging to a woman in Akron. A photo of the act was taken by the father of the victim. According to Akron Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards, the man is in his mid-40’s and incidents like this have been reported since May 2012. 19 reports have been filed in total and the cars have been damaged on the […]