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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
  • 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 […]

  • Trial date for Cleveland officer leads to courtroom face-off

    CLEVELAND– A trial date is set for a Cleveland police officer involved in a deadly police chase and shooting nearly two years ago. The prosecutor and a defense attorney had a verbal sparring match over the date that was set. The trial for Brelo is scheduled to begin on October 22.  Defense attorney Pat D’Angelo feels that is too soon, but Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty says they have had enough time to prepare and are just stalling. MCGINTY:  “He […]

  • Day-long rally planned for clerk shot during armed robbery

    CANTON, Ohio — A gas station clerk, shot while fighting back against armed robbers, remains in the hospital. Two of the robbers were killed, a third remains at large. The clerk’s friends and co-workers plan to hold a day-long rally for his recovery on Friday. Longtime customer Corey Robb placed money in a collection jar for Lance, the clerk who was shot during the robbery at the Marathon gas station on Ninth Street S.W. in Canton Monday night. Fox 8 […]

  • 2 suspects arrested in rash of burglaries across 4 cities

    WILLOWICK, Ohio — Two men are behind bars, accused of burglarizing homes in at least four cities across two Northeast Ohio counties. Investigators believe they could responsible for many more crimes. Wickliffe police displayed several tables full of stolen property that officers say they recovered after they arrested 33-year-old Michael Frydrych, of Willowick, and 26-year-old Bret Dixon, of Euclid, on Wednesday. Both are being held in the Lake County Jail on $100,000 bond, each charged with a count of burglary. […]

  • Wowed by the waterfront: Hundreds get look at progress

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland city leaders showed off their plans to develop the shores of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. Hundreds of people took an evening cruise to see the plans for, and the progress of, the city’s waterfront development projects. The cruise was called “Back to the Future II: The Waterfront Tour.”  A similar tour was conducted five years ago, where city leaders talked about their plans.  This time, there was something to show for it. Hundreds of curious and […]

  • Hostage situation at Mentor bank ends with one arrest

    MENTOR, Ohio — Police say a hostage situation at Huntington Bank in Mentor Ave. has ended peacefully with one arrest. Authorities said a suspect claimed to have a bomb and was holding three bank employees hostages. No one was injured. The incident lasted about 45 minutes. Some businesses in the area reported being evacuated as authorities surrounded the building. Update One suspect in custody and all bank employees are safe at Huntington Bank — Mentor Police (@MentorPolice) September 10, 2014 […]

  • Tears, laughter, healing at memorial for 4 students killed in plane crash

    CLEVELAND– A campus community comes together to comfort, remember and heal.  Case Western Reserve University held a memorial Friday evening for four students who died in a plane crash. Hundreds of people filed into the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University to honor four lives taken too soon. “It’s been quite a shock, but I feel as though we’re slowly recovering and healing,” said student, Kurt Schafer. A private memorial service was held for William Felten, 19, […]

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    Over 600 animals rescued from local home; owner charged

    AKRON, Ohio — Hundreds of animals are seized from a Northeast Ohio home and the owner is charged with animal cruelty. Rescue groups are also trying to find homes for them. “Well, what he have here are almost 200 guinea pigs,” explained Karen Hackenberry, executive of Pawsibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron. That’s in addition to 35 rabbits and other small animals and those are only the ones being held at the Humane Society. “This is a big number. I […]