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Kevin serves as a general assignment reporter for Fox 8 News. He has been with the station since October 1997.
“Breaking news” is Kevin’s passion. He strives to present viewers with important information as quickly and accurately as possible.
Kevin Freeman’s assignments have allowed him to cover many major news stories in Northeast Ohio and nationwide. On Sept. 11, 2001, Kevin was sent to Shanksville, Pa., where he spent the week covering the crash of United Flight 93 during the 2001 terrorist attacks. 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 also covered the murders of eleven women, whose bodies were found in and around the home of Anthony Sowell on Imperial Avenue in 2009. He also reported on Sowell’s trial, which lead to a death sentence.
The most memorable story of his career occurred on May 6, 2013. Kevin was one of the first reporters to arrive on Cleveland’s Seymour Avenue to report the rescue of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.
He also covered the sentencing hearing for their captor, Ariel Castro, and his suicide in prison.
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, who grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Towson State University in 1989. He enjoys drama and suspense movies, loves to travel, spend time with family and friends and play with his dog, Redd.

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    Vigil held in memory of University of Akron stabbing victim

    AKRON, OH – A vigil was  held Monday evening in honor of a University of Akron student who was allegedly stabbed by his roommate over the weekend. Duncan Unternaher, 23, was stabbed in the chest after a fight  at roughly 12:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment in the 400 block of Grant Street. He passed away Monday evening at 5:55 p.m. in Akron City Hospital. The vigil was held at Unternaher’s fraternity house, Phi Delta Theta. Among the speakers was the president of […]

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    Man in intensive care after hit-skip crash in Barberton

    BARBERTON, Ohio– Barberton police are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver of a car that hit a pedestrian and kept going. Police said 27-year-old Scott Hollifield was struck near the intersection of Van Buren Street and Lincoln Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Friday. A second man, walking with the victim, was not injured. Investigators said the only description they have of the car is a smaller, dark-colored vehicle.  The vehicle has damage on its passenger side and its […]

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    Eight arrested in Saks burglary ring that hit Beachwood store

    Eight people are behind bars, charged with stealing almost $2 million in merchandise from high-end stores in several states, including Ohio. Beachwood police believe they may be the same people responsible for a daring smash and grab at Beachwood Place last year. September 2015, dramatic surveillance footage captured video of a stolen jeep smashing through the front doors of the Saks Fifth Avenue Store at Beachwood Place in the middle of the night. The video shows eight, out of a […]

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    Turkeys instead of tickets: Kirtland police hand out food for Thanksgiving

    KIRTLAND, Ohio– Some local police officers were handing out turkeys, instead of tickets, Wednesday night, as they helped out less fortunate people in their community. They provided food to families that might otherwise struggle to eat a Thanksgiving meal. “I’m privileged to work here as an officer and when we find people in need, we want to help as much as we can. And this is just a way of doing that,” said Kirtland Police Sgt. Jamey Fisher. Officers and […]

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    Protesters mark 2-year anniversary of Tamir Rice shooting with sit-in

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It has been exactly two years since 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland police. Tuesday, his family and supporters spent the day holding a sit-in outside the First District Police Headquarters. While chanting, “We got to fight back” and “No justice, no peace,” a few dozen protesters blocked traffic in front of the police station for a while, as they marked the second anniversary of the fatal police-involved shooting. “Two years too long; I […]

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    Family of 5-month-old on dropped murder charges: ‘It’s back to square one’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland family is once again searching for justice after prosecutors dropped charges against a man accused in the shooting death of a 5-month-old girl. A spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office says the case remains an open investigation, but would not say why charges against the suspect were dropped. Charles Wakefield cherishes the memories he has of his daughter Aavielle. October 1, 2015, the baby girl was shot and killed while riding in the backseat […]

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    Downtown CLE could be very busy Friday night due to Trump protest

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Downtown Cleveland could be more congested Friday night, as hundreds of people are expected to participate in a protest against President-elect Donald Trump. Tuesday night in Akron, hundreds joined demonstrators across the country who have been protesting Trump’s victory against Hillary Clinton on Election Day. “You’re gonna meet a thousand or more other really positive, insightful people who think the same things you do, and hopefully you’ll leave feeling really good about, you know, there’s some hope […]

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    1 person dead, 10 others ill after outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Lake County

    LAKE COUNTY, Ohio– An outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease has left one person dead and sickened ten others in Lake County. County health officials have given the cooling towers at Consolidated Precision Products in Eastlake the all clear. Last month, they were inspected after one person who works there and one each at two neighboring companies came down with Legionnaires’ disease. One of them, a 54-year old Cuyahoga County man, died. “We were notified in early October of three cases that […]

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    Fan plans Cleveland Browns ‘perfect season’ parade as team stays winless

    CLEVELAND– Get ready, Cleveland sports fans, plans are in the work for another big downtown parade. The event is to celebrate the Cleveland Browns’ perfect season, as they inch closer to a winless record. Thursday night’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens leaves the Browns with an 0-10 record, the worst in franchise history. “I’ve been either blessed or cursed to be a Browns fan for the rest of my life,” Chris McNeil said. McNeil said about a week ago, he […]

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    Cleveland police look to ID suspects after man leaving Indians game attacked

    CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Division of Police is asking for help identifying two people suspected of attacking a man after an Indians game. It happened at about 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. That was the night of Game 6 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs. “The Indians, unfortunately, were losing to the Cubs and he left around the seventh inning to make his way back to his hotel,” said the victim’s wife, who did not want to […]

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    Multiple shots fired at Bratenahl police officers

    BRATENAHL — Bullets flew past police officers as they conducted a routine traffic stop early Monday morning. Two departments were working together to search for suspects. Around 1:20 a.m. Monday, Cleveland police were called to help two Bratenahl police officers. They were conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 90 westbound on the exit ramp to Martin Luther King Boulevard, when someone in a truck fired about 10 shots at them. “I consider it to be a safe place.  Like, we’re […]

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    Douglas Shine found guilty in Warrensville Heights barbershop murders

    CLEVELAND– A Cuyahoga County jury reached its verdict in the case of a man accused of killing three people at a Warrensville Heights barbershop. Douglas Shine Jr., 21, was found guilty on aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault charges in the case. He also met specifications, making him eligible for the death penalty. That will be determined during the sentencing phase of the trial. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Joan Synenberg read the verdict Friday afternoon. Three people were killed […]