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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.


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    1-year-old girl found dead in Medina apartment; father charged with abuse of a corpse

    MEDINA, Ohio– A one-year-old girl was found dead inside an apartment in Medina on Wednesday. The father, Eric Warfel, was arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse. Police said additional charges are expected. Medina police identified the child as Ember Warfel. Officials tell Fox 8’s Kevin Freeman that a cable installer arrived at the apartment around 10 a.m. and when he went inside, he found the baby’s body decomposed in a crib. It’s believed the child may have been […]

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    Police pursuit in Streetsboro ends with fatal crash

    STREETSBORO, Ohio- A police pursuit in Streetsboro ended in a deadly crash Tuesday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it started with a shoplifting incident at Aurora Farms. An Aurora officer got out of his cruiser and ordered the suspects to stop, but they fled. By the time the officer got to state Route 43 and Frost Road, the crash had already happened. Troopers said the suspects’ car struck a UPS truck and an SUV before hitting a box […]

  • One year away: Security plans underway as Republican National Convention approaches

    CLEVELAND – In exactly one year, the city of Cleveland will be in the center of the international spotlight. The Republican National Convention kicks off July 18, 2016. That’s when the GOP will choose a presidential nominee. Security is expected to be among the tightest that Northeast Ohio has ever seen. The first presidential debate will take place here in Cleveland on August 6 at 9 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. FOX 8 News Reporter Kevin Freeman has an update […]

  • A year away from RNC: Cleveland leaders to give update on convention preparations

    We’re almost one year away from the Republican National Convention here in Cleveland. Wednesday, we will get an update on the planning process. Earlier this year, FOX 8 traveled to Tampa, Florida: the host city for the 2012 convention. Watch Kevin Freeman’s report above on what we might expect next year. *Continuing coverage on the RNC right here*

  • The Legacy Inn in Wadsworth was damaged by fire today, July 4, 2015. (Photo courtesy: WJW Image)

    DUI offenders send a message with their punishment

    ASHTABULA, OH –  A judge in Ashtabula decided that two men with multiple DUI’s should send a message with their punishment in the hopes that others would see them and not make the same mistake. Fox 8’s Kevin Freeman has the story of this creative sentencing.  

  • 7-year-old boy injured in drive-by shooting in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Police say a seven-year-old boy was injured during a drive-by shooting just before 9 p.m. Friday on East 92nd. The child was shot in the hand. The boy, who was in front of his home, was a half-block away from where the shots were fired. A house in the area was also struck by a bullet. Several shell casings were found in the street.   Police say there were many children playing in the area when the shooting happened. EMS […]

  • Cleveland police to determine if posts from officer violate social media policies

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland police are looking into whether an officer’s online postings violate the department’s social media policy. “I don’t know how a person with those attitudes can fairly and in an unbiased, free way, police a city as diverse and cosmopolitan as Cleveland…I’m Islamic, I’m astounded and I’m disappointed,” said Julia Shearson, Executive Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Cleveland. Shearson says Tuesday night, she was made aware of Twitter postings linked to a Cleveland police officer, […]

  • Police: Cleveland police gang unit shot suspect after he displayed weapon

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams released more information Tuesday night following a police-involved shooting on Superior Ave. in East Cleveland. Williams said it happened just after 7 p.m. when the Cleveland Police Gang Unit was looking for a suspect wanted on outstanding county warrants. Police say when they stopped the suspect, they ordered him out of the car, and he displayed a weapon. That’s when officers fired, striking him. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center and […]

  • ‘There’s power in forgiveness': Man walking from Columbus to Cleveland to spread message

    HINCKLEY, Ohio– He calls himself ‘The Forgiveness Doctor’ and he is nearing the end of an inspirational journey.  A pastor from Columbus is walking from Columbus to Cleveland to promote the need for forgiveness. Fox 8 caught up with Reverend Doctor Johannes Christian in the Medina County town of Hinckley, Monday evening. He said he left his home in Columbus at 7:00 Saturday morning, walking to Cleveland to promote forgiveness. “I wanted to raise the visibility and sometimes you have […]

  • Family, friends gather to remember Tamir Rice on what would have been his 13th birthday

    CLEVELAND – A community comes together at the place where Tamir Rice died, on what would have been his 13th birthday. Tamir was killed by Cleveland police as he waved an air soft pistol at a recreation center, a pistol that officers say they thought was real. A few dozen people gather for a candlelight vigil at the Cudell Recreation Center Thursday evening to commemorate what would have been the 13th birthday of Tamir Rice. “He would’ve turned 13 today […]

  • Man suspected of obtaining nude photos of 12-year-old Cleveland Heights girl

    A warning for parents about internet predators. They are not only trying to prey on your children on the computer, but on your cell phone too. Fox 8 has obtained a copy of a search warrant that accuses a man from the Richland County town of Shelby of obtaining nude photos of a 12-year old girl from Cleveland Heights. According to the document, on April 27th, the girl’s mother contacted Cleveland Heights police and told them that after receiving the […]

  • People come together to remember Charleston shooting victims, take stand against racism

    CLEVELAND– People in Northeast Ohio continue to remember the victims of the Charleston church shooting, hoping the tragedy helps race relations nationwide. People of different races, different religions, different backgrounds came together at University Circle United Methodist Church Tuesday evening. “We stand to say that love conquers all,” said NAACP Cleveland chapter president, Rev. Hilton Smith. The audience gathered to remember the nine people killed last Wednesday night when police say 21-year-old Dylann Roof opened fire inside a bible study […]