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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.


Recent Articles
  • Euclid residents concerned about violence after double shooting

    EUCLID, Ohio– Two people are shot, leaving residents on edge in a Northeast Ohio suburb. Police continue to search for the gunman. Euclid police are not releasing the names or conditions of the victims.  They also say they have no information to release about the suspect. “About 12:30 I heard some shots, about six, and it came from up here,” said Euclid resident, Dave Parker. Many Euclid residents woke up to gunfire early Monday morning.  Police say around 12:30 a.m., […]

  • Body found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    A body was found at 6 p.m. in the Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the border of Sagamore Hills and Brecksville. Authorities say two rangers made the discovery during the search for missing Eastlake woman, Hillary Sharma. It is not yet known if the body is a male or female. Keep it to FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for the latest.

  • Authorities investigate death of woman in Cuyahoga Falls, 8/28/14

    Police: Body of woman found outside home, death ‘suspicious’

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio– The body of a woman was found outside her duplex on 8th St. in Cuyahoga Falls just before 4 p.m. Thursday, according to police. Sgt. Mark Enos with the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department tells FOX 8 the victim is a 40-year-old woman; her death is considered “suspicious.” BCI is assisting in the investigation. A neighbor says the woman moved in about six months ago. Stay with FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for new details.

  • Motorcycle rider dies, teen loses leg in collision

    AKRON — A motorcycle rider is dead and a 13-year-old boy lost his leg after the two collided on a busy Akron street. The incident began when police tried to pull over what they said were two speeding, reckless motorcycle riders. At last check, Shawn Brumbaugh, Jr., 13, was in serious condition at Akron Children’s Hospital. His family said he underwent surgery Monday afternoon to amputate his leg. “He was in good spirits yesterday, we were talking to him, he […]

  • Plane crash in Willoughby Hills 8/25/14

    Witness on deadly plane crash: Something was wrong, you could hear it

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Four people have died in a plane crash in Willoughby Hills. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the 1999 Cessna went down just after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport.  It crashed at Bishop Road and Curtiss Wright Parkway around 10 p.m. Monday. The crash happened on the Lake County side of Bishop Road. “Right now we do have four confirmed killed in the crash,” Zemelka said. “We are still trying to figure out who was […]

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    Understanding Parkinson’s: A local doctor’s battle with the disease

    Many people were shocked by the news that came out on Thursday that actor and comedian 63-year-old Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s when he took his own life on Monday. A Northeast Ohio doctor says many people with Parkinson’s disease suffer from depression and anxiety. He also says work is being done locally to find treatments for the disease. “I need a cure. I’m too young to have this disease,” said Karen Jaffe. Dr. Jaffe of […]

  • Paying tribute: Friends describe Cory Barron as ‘happy’, ‘full of life’

    FREMONT, Ohio — Happy, caring, and full of life. That’s how friends say they will remember Cory Barron. Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil Thursday night to remember the 22-year-old who disappeared and was later found dead after a Cleveland concert. People gathered in front of Fremont Ross High School in Sandusky County, creating a sea of purple and white, the school colors, to remember Cory. “It has shown how quick we can come together, a state of need […]

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    Police: Cory Barron may have fallen down garbage chute into dumpster

    NEW RUSSIA TWP., Ohio — Authorities announced on Tuesday that the body of a man discovered at Republic Services Landfill in New Russia Township Tuesday is Cory Barron. The 22-year-old from Fremont disappeared from the Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field on Friday. Family members reported him missing on Saturday. On Tuesday, Cleveland police said they received information from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office that a body had been found and officers responded to the location. The Lorain County Coroner’s Office […]

  • Search for answers continues after man disappeared from concert

    CLEVELAND — The FBI has been called in to help search for a man who  disappeared after a concert downtown Friday night. Cleveland police officers spent the day Monday searching for 22-year-old Cory Barron. The man from Fremont, Ohio was last seen around 9:30 Friday night at a Jason Aldean concert held at Progressive Field. “During the concert, he left his assigned seat area and went to visit some other people. When he left his second group of friends, we […]

  • Hundreds celebrate life, legacy of boxer killed in car accident

    CLEVELAND–A fight against violence and an expression of love. Hundreds of people turned out to remember a national boxing champion killed in an accident that began with an argument. They attended a rally and vigil Friday night to show just how valuable 26-year-old Cashmere Jackson was to them. While chanting her nickname, ‘Cash,’ relatives and friends walked along East 55th Street to the spot close to where she died. “This my baby, God’s gift to me was Cashmere. Cashmere been […]

  • ‘One of the greatest amateur boxers’ killed in bizarre car accident

    CLEVELAND — A nationally renowned female boxer is killed in a bizarre car accident.  One woman was arrested after an incident that police say began as an argument and fender bender. “She won three national titles. She won USA National three years in a row, then she went to the world, and got a bronze metal in Russia,” said Renard Safo, who coached and trained 26-year-old Cashmere Jackson. Safo says boxing was her passion. “She started when she was 14 […]

  • Woman dead, man seriously injured in house explosion in Orwell

    ORWELL, Ohio — A 27-year-old woman has died in a house explosion on Montgomery Road in Orwell, Wednesday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol told FOX 8’s Kevin Freeman that the family had been smelling gas for a couple of weeks. Authorities said a man went upstairs on Wednesday and lit a cigarette and that’s when the house exploded; he was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. Ashtabula County Sheriff Bill Johnson confirmed the explosion […]