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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
  • Protestors move throughout downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Saturday was a day of protests across the City of Cleveland.  Demonstrators from across the country marched the streets, calling for an end to police brutality. They said they are angry at the way they believe police treat African-Americans and are demanding justice for 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was shot by a Cleveland police officer in November. Police say he was pointing and playing with a toy gun that officers say looked real. More than 100 demonstrators chanted […]

  • RTA driver attacked in dispute with passenger about loud music

    CLEVELAND- An RTA bus driver is back on the job after he was attacked during a dispute with a passenger over loud music.  It’s the latest in a string of assaults against bus drivers. RTA officials say around 2:45 p.m. Monday, one of its bus driver was assaulted by two males at East 105th Street and Superior Avenue in Cleveland. “Earlier in the day, there was an incident with a passenger on a bus who had an altercation with the […]

  • Man held at gunpoint for speeding while wife is in labor

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH — A man rushing home to help his pregnant wife says he was held at gunpoint after he refused to stop for an officer trying to pull him over. The police chief commends the officer, while the father-to-be says he went too far. “The only thing I was thinking about was my wife, I gotta make sure she’s ok,” said Samuel Taylor. It happened Friday around 7:30 a.m. Sam Taylor, 27, was rushing home to his wife […]

  • ‘Justice for All': NE Ohioans join Tamir Rice family, protesters at D.C. march

    Washington D.C. — Thousands of people from all over the country converged on the nation’s capitol Saturday, calling for an end to police brutality. Protesters marched the streets of Washington, D.C., upset over confrontations that have killed young men nationwide, including Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old, in Cleveland. Rice’s mother joined other families, calling for justice and a stop to what they call violent and unfair treatment of Africans by police. A busload of Clevelanders arrived in Washington Saturday morning to […]

  • Calls for peace, justice continue after police-involved shooting of Tamir Rice

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Calls for peace and justice continue across Cleveland, after police shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice last weekend. Several groups gathered Friday to make their voices heard. A few dozen residents gathered at the Trinity Outreach Ministries Church of God in Christ in Cleveland to voice their concerns. Wednesday, Cleveland police released surveillance video of the incident. “This is a hate crime, that hurt me to my heart, I had to pull back, I couldn’t take it,” […]

  • Maple Heights warehouse fire 11/27/14

    Fannie May candy storage warehouse destroyed in fire

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – A fire destroyed the Fannie May chocolates storage warehouse in Maple Heights on Thanksgiving. The fire started just before 8:30 a.m. at the warehouse located at 17000 Rockside Road. Early on, fire crews on the scene said they were having trouble finding working fire hydrants to put out the fire. At 7 p.m., fire officials told FOX 8’s Kevin Freeman that they were waiting on equipment to move debris so they can put out the rest […]

  • Residents protest police-involved shooting death of 12-year-old boy

    CLEVELAND — Community members show up in force to protest the police-related shooting death of a 12-year old boy. A crowd of people, including community activists and relatives and friends of 12-year old Tamir Rice, marched around the Cudell Recreation Center on Cleveland’s west side to protest his death. “I want to thank everybody for supporting my little brother and I don’t know why they did that. He was only 12, he wanted to play basketball with the NBA, he […]

  • Deep freeze turns dangerous: Woman found outside suffering from hypothermia

    CLEVELAND- The cold weather in Northeast Ohio is not just uncomfortable, but it can also be dangerous.  A local woman is taken to the hospital after she was found outside suffering from severe hypothermia. As of Wednesday afternoon, the woman was listed in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center, according to city spokesman Dan Williams. “I was leaving out, coming out of my driveway and she was right here, with her face in the snow,” said neighbor Brittany Wilson. People […]

  • Firefighters, paramedics protest possible plan to hire private ambulance company

    BROOK PARK, Ohio- Firefighters and paramedics from across the area joined fellow firefighters in Brook Park for a demonstration before Tuesday night’s city council meeting. “Privatizing EMS is unsafe, unfair and hurts us all,” said Matt Wright, president of the firefighter’s union, Local 1141. “They’re fighting for their future and I’m fighting for the future of this city,” said Brook Park Mayor Tom Coyne. Firefighters are protesting a potential plan by Mayor Tom Coyne to hire a private ambulance company […]

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    Man accused of shooting and killing Akron police officer pleads not guilty

    AKRON, Ohio – The man accused of killing an off-duty Akron police officer and shooting four others plead not guilty to several charges Tuesday morning. Kenan Ivery, 35, is accused of killing Justin Winebernner, 32, and injuring four others. The shooting happened early Sunday at Papa Don’s Pub after Ivery was told to leave the bar. Ivery did leave but he returned with a gun. Police Chief James Nice told FOX 8 that Winebrenner and two other men, David Wokaty […]

  • Some roads hazardous for morning commute

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The work week started with a messy commute in parts of Northeast Ohio. The tricky travel conditions caused several counties to issue a Level 1 snow emergency. Those counties impacted are: Crawford, Holmes, Huron, and Richland. A level 1 snow emergency has also been issued for the city of Willard.  Officials say roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.  They are urging drivers to be cautious on the roads. Follow the latest weather updates RIGHT HERE. […]

  • ODOT: Crews fully staffed as latest winter wallop hits NE Ohio

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — From the east side to the west side, many people remember how crippling the snow was when it pummeled Northeast Ohio late last week. It turned into a snowy Sunday evening in Northeast Ohio; time for round two. “I drive in it all the time, it’s Cleveland. I’ve been living here for 59 years, it is what it is,” said one driver. Follow the latest weather updates RIGHT HERE. Late last week, the first snow of the […]