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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
  • Brazen break-ins are especially concerning in NE Ohio community

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio- A Northeast Ohio community is on edge after a rash of break-ins involving homes and cars. What’s especially troubling is police say some happened while families were asleep inside. “We got a call from the police department. I guess everybody in the neighborhood got a call, regarding what was going on, that everybody should keep their stuff locked up, make sure they don’t keep their doors open, the car, and stuff like that,” said Beachwood resident Carl Horowitz. […]

  • Mayor Jackson says there’s a good reason traffic cameras should stay

    CLEVELAND- Days before Cleveland voters decide whether to ban traffic cameras in the city, Mayor Frank Jackson is speaking out about why he feels the 64 speed and red light cameras should stay. Kevin Freeman has the one-on-one interview in the video above. Click here for ballot information on Issue 35- traffic cameras. Click for continuing coverage on Election Day: Nov. 4.

  • Preparing for home opener

    Cavs countdown: Fans ready for epic home opener!

    CLEVELAND- Thursday night, Cleveland Cavaliers fans hope to be celebrating a victory. Crews spent Wednesday evening getting downtown ready for a huge party before, during and after the team’s home opener, and, of course, the return of LeBron James. **Be sure to tune to FOX 8 News in the morning Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. for our LIVE coverage from the Q.** Wednesday night, crews were building the stage that will host a free concert and watch party, directly across […]

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    Welcome home LeBron! What you need to know about the home opener

    CLEVELAND-Northeast Ohio is buzzing with excitement as we count down the hours to the Cleveland Cavaliers home opener Thursday. The city of Cleveland wants to help navigate you through downtown if you are heading to the game or to a ‘watch party’ tomorrow. Police say because construction on East 9th St. is making travel slow, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes like East 22nd St. (to St. Clair or Lakeside) or Ontario (to Huron to West 9th St.) Police […]

  • Bogus credit card charges reported after paying to park in downtown garage

    CLEVELAND- It appears hackers have struck at a downtown Cleveland parking garage.  More than a dozen people report bogus charges on their credit card accounts after paying to park. The Willard Parking garage downtown is a popular lot for downtown workers, especially those who work at Cleveland City Hall and the Federal Building, with entrances on East 9th Street and Lakeside Avenue. “I pay cash so I don’t worry about it. On the days that I have to drive in, […]

  • Traffic alert! Big changes for downtown drivers

    CLEVELAND-Drivers can expect more traffic pattern changes as they try to get onto a major interstate heading out of downtown. Just after 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Cleveland police temporarily shut down part of Ontario Street to make way for heavy equipment used for construction of the second span of the Inner Belt bridge. The work also makes way for a permanent change affecting many downtown drivers. “I’m not down here that much, I come down here maybe once or twice a […]

  • Neighborhood crime spree caught on surveillance video

    BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Police hope surveillance video can help them nab two thieves who went on a crime spree in a Brunswick neighborhood. Glenn Simodi and his family got a rude awakening Tuesday morning. While they were sleeping, someone broke into both of their cars as well as the cars of several of their neighbors. “My wife actually woke up, went to work, walked outside and found a brick in the middle of the driveway between the two cars and […]

  • Red light cameras: What your vote means for Issue 35

    CLEVELAND — Demonstrators are not slowing down when it comes to protesting Cleveland’s speed and red light cameras. Many drivers honked in support as they went through the intersection of East 40th Street and Prospect Avenue in Cleveland during rush hour Monday evening. They are protesting the city’s traffic cameras.  In two weeks, Cleveland voters get a chance to decide whether the cameras should stay or go.  It’s Issue 35 on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. “I’ve gotten […]

  • In reverse? Messages on traffic cameras heard loud and clear before election

    Will Cleveland’s traffic camera program be put into reverse? Dozens of protestors demonstrated Tuesday, encouraging voters to put the brakes on traffic cameras on Election Day: Nov. 4, 2014. With many rush hour drivers honking as they went by, about two dozen demonstrators stood at the corner of East 71st Street and Chester Avenue, urging voters to get rid of Cleveland’s speed and red light cameras. “13,000 people signed signatures to get this issue on the ballot, to get rid […]

  • Shooting on 10/11/14 in Cleveland

    Cleveland police officer shot while serving warrant on suspect

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland police officer was shot in the chest around 5 a.m. Saturday morning near East 71st and Ottawa. Police Union President Jeff Follmer says the officer was wearing a bulletproof vest and is in stable condition. Police say the suspect had a warrant out for his arrest. Someone called Cleveland police Friday night with the location of the suspect. When police arrived, they say the suspect pulled out a gun and fired, striking the officer. The officer […]

  • Officer opened fire during foot pursuit of suspect

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland police released new information Friday night about an officer-involved shooting. Cleveland Police Detective Jennifer Ciaccia told FOX 8 News that around 7:45 p.m. police were called to E. 146th St. in response to people fighting with bats. Once on scene, witnesses pointed out one of the suspects in a car. Police say the suspect tried to drive away; they ordered him to stop, but he refused to get out of the car. He eventually jumped out of the […]

  • Another round of violence at scene of deadly gas station robbery attempt

    CANTON, Ohio- More gunshots are fired at a gas station that was the scene of a deadly robbery attempt less than two weeks ago.  Two suspects were killed, another is behind bars and the injured clerk is still recovering. Fresh bullet holes mark the Marathon gas station on 9th Street, southwest in Canton. According to a police report, someone fired shots into the building. Two pierced the wall, another hit a marquee out front and several more bullets ripped through […]