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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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  • Man attacked inside bathroom at downtown Cleveland shopping mall

    CLEVELAND- A man is brutally attacked inside the bathroom of a downtown shopping mall.  The victim was taken to the hospital, while police continue to look for two suspects. Around 7:40 a.m. Thursday, Cleveland police say a 48-year-old man was beaten and robbed inside a restroom at the Galleria at Erieview Mall downtown. “It does shock me, I mean, especially to be 7:40 in the morning. I mean, you would think there would be other people around and I don’t […]

  • How will they work? Cleveland residents get close look at police body cameras

    CLEVELAND- The first shipment of body cameras for Cleveland police officers have been delivered.  Tuesday night, a few dozen residents get an up close and personal look at the new body cameras. Police officers showed residents how the cameras work, how the data is stored and got their feedback during a meeting at the Harvard Community Service Center. “What I see on a camera might be very different from what you see,” said one resident. Officers in the fourth district will […]

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    McGrath: CLE police cadet terminated after not revealing shooting incident while E. CLE officer

    CLEVELAND-  Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath confirmed to FOX 8’s Kevin Freeman that a Cleveland police cadet was terminated this afternoon. McGrath said the cadet, Brandon Smith, 26, did not reveal he was involved in a shooting while he was an officer in East Cleveland. It was discovered while going through Smith’s personnel file. Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis told Kevin that Smith was a part-time officer in East Cleveland. Loomis said Smith did disclose that he […]

  • Man enters plea in horrific case of animal cruelty

    LORAIN, Ohio- A Lorain County man stood before a judge and entered a plea in a horrific case of animal cruelty. Animal rights advocates demonstrated in front of Elyria Municipal Court Thursday morning, demanding justice for an 8-year-old Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix named Ruby. “Abuse starts with animal abuse on the lowest level and it could escalate to child abuse, spousal abuse and elder abuse,” said Mike Smeck, with animal advocate group Nitro Ohio Army. Joel Ruth, 50, of LaGrange, pleaded […]

  • ‘We can’t sweep problems under the rug': Police & community relations addressed

    CLEVELAND- What can be done to calm often hostile relations between the police and some minority communities?  That was the subject of a public forum by a task force created by Ohio Governor John Kasich. It was the first of four meetings that will be held across the state where Ohioans can voice their concerns and offer suggestions on how to improve police and community relations. “I’m not gonna sugarcoat things like most people in here. We know what it […]

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    Police investigating after 94-year-old woman found dead outside Sagamore Hills Assisted Living Center

    SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio- Police tell FOX 8 News that detectives are investigating after a 94-year-old woman was found dead around 7:30 Monday morning outside of Elmcroft of Sagamore Hills on West Aurora Road. The woman, identified by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office as Martha Jendrix of Broadview Heights, was a resident at the facility. Greg Kaminski, executive director of Elmcroft of Sagamore Hills, released a statement that says, “Elmcroft is cooperating with local law enforcement and the coroner to […]

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    ‘There was no kind of sexual interaction’ says Parma man found with 13-year-old girl

    GREEN- A Parma man was found with a missing Summit County teen on Wednesday. “I met this girl online and her profile said that she was 20,” Raliegh Abraham told Fox 8. “This was her fault, she did lie about the age, there was no kind of sexual interaction, never did anything with her.” A woman reported her 13-year-old daughter missing to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said they spotted the girl getting out of a car […]

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    Canton residents react to plan to combine McKinley, Timken high schools

    CANTON, Ohio- Emotions ran high at a local school board meeting, as the Canton schools superintendent outlined a plan to merge both high schools into one. Some residents booed as superintendent Adrian Allison addressed the school board at a special meeting Wednesday night. Under his proposal, Timken High School in the northeast part of town would close and all 10th-12th grade students in the city would go to McKinley High School near the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  The Timken […]

  • High school remembers fallen officer Justin Winebrenner with special honor

    BARBERTON, Ohio- Athletic, passionate and caring.  Those are words used to describe fallen police officer, Justin Winebrenner who received a special posthumous honor from his former high school.  The school retired his soccer jersey, as his family and fellow officers looked on with pride. Tuesday night, Barberton High School’s varsity basketball team battled arch rival Wadsworth High School. “What a great game to choose that he’s between both cities since he’s played and he lived in both cities,” said the […]

  • Large sinkhole closes West 3rd Street in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND- A large sinkhole closed a downtown Cleveland street Monday afternoon. The sinkhole is on West 3rd Street between Summit and Lakeside Avenue. That’s across from the Cuyahoga County Justice Center and just south of the eastbound ramp to Route 2. Cleveland police said the hole is about four or five feet wide. Cleveland Water department officials say crews were already aware there was a problem and began shutting off water in the area, just before the street caved in. […]

  • Wind chills and cold temps in Northeast Ohio can take their toll on cars

    CLEVELAND – Below freezing temperatures and below zero wind chills can take a toll on a person’s body as well as their vehicle.  This January deep freeze is not loosening its grip on Northeast Ohio. “The cold has gotten to my car yes, yes…it’s so cold my heat kind of went out,” said Cleveland resident Doris Walker. Chuck Pulaski, the service manager at Downtown Safeway Tire and car care says Thursday alone, he sold six new batteries.  He says keeping […]

  • Man arrested in 2007 murder of Fairview Park woman

    FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio- A man has been arrested in the 2007 murder of a Fairview Park woman. A grand jury indicted Timothy Sheline on murder, aggravated arson, theft and tampering with evidence charges on Tuesday. The 64-year-old was arrested at his house in Lakewood Wednesday morning and taken to the Cuyahoga County Jail. On Aug. 29, 2007, firefighters found the body of 67-year-old Gwendolyn Bewley at her house on West 220th Street in Fairview Park. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s […]