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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
  • An inspired Hawken lacrosse team defeats opponent after losing two teammates in crash

    GATES MILLS – They cheered on their team, while honoring the lives of two promising teenagers. A local school community continues to heal after the tragic deaths of two senior lacrosse players. Friday night was the first game the Hawken lacrosse team has played since losing two players, who were killed in a car accident on May 14. “I think that this story just really hit all of them really hard, they felt like they could’ve been our friends or […]

  • Thousands of dollars worth of plants, trees stolen from Lorain garden center

    LORAIN COUNTY – Thousands of dollars worth of items are stolen from a local garden center, and part of the crime is caught on camera.  The brazen thieves struck in the middle of the night. JR Pandy, owner of Pandy’s Garden Center in Elyria, arrived to work Wednesday morning to discover someone had broken into his business overnight. Pandy showed Fox 8 dozens of holes in the ground where different variety of trees once stood. Surveillance video shows three people, […]

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    Powerful moments as a local mother comes face-to-face with her daughter’s killer

    LUCASVILLE, Ohio – Powerful moments inside an Ohio prison.  Longtime Cleveland anti-violence advocate Yvonne Pointer talked one-on-one with her daughter’s killer for the first time. “I’m grateful that he’s agreed to this meeting. I don’t go in with any animosity, any anger,” Pointer told Fox 8 just before going inside the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville Friday afternoon. Pointer’s daughter, Gloria, was killed more than 30 years ago. “I consider that you have to go into the belly of […]

  • Mayor, city leaders, residents meet to keep the peace in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – City leaders met with residents Wednesday evening to talk about keeping the peace after a verdict is announced in the manslaughter trial of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo. But, the meeting quickly turned to residents venting about anger and distrust of the police. “We want it to be a community-led process, not a police-led process,” said Mayor Frank Jackson at the beginning of the meeting. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams met with dozens of residents at the […]

  • Tremont residents join together to keep streets safe after armed robberies

    TREMONT, Ohio- Residents of a Cleveland neighborhood banded together Monday night to keep their streets safe.  Dozens of people who live in Tremont attended a meeting to talk about preventing crime in their community. The residents brought up several concerns, ranging from drivers running stop signs to recent armed robberies.  They believe addressing the issues and coming together as a community will help keep criminals out of their neighborhood. Second District Commander Thomas Stacho took questions from residents at a […]

  • Pastors launching campaign in Cleveland promoting peace, safety and unity

    CLEVELAND –  Some Cleveland pastors headed out to personally urge Clevelanders to remain calm when the verdict in the trial of Officer Michael Brelo is announced. Their message: prayer is greater than violence. Fox 8’s Kevin Freeman went with them. Click on the video above to hear their message.  

  • Video released of Perry Township janitor allegedly cutting high school student’s brake lines

    PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio- Police say surveillance video shows a high school janitor cutting the brake lines on a student’s car. The video is from Perry High school in Stark County’s Perry Township on April 24. Police said it shows 49-year-old David Patron, a janitor at Edison Middle School, pulling into the parking lot and cutting the brake lines on a car belonging to a 16-year-old high school student. The teen told police that after leaving school, his brake light came […]

  • Demonstraters gather to protest about police, use of excessive force

    CLEVELAND – People in Northeast Ohio were among demonstrators across the country protesting excessive use of force by police. About two dozen protesters marched around the Justice Center, part of a Saturday afternoon demonstration to voice concerns over deadly police involved shootings. They brought up names many have come to know, including Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson and Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. “I’m more interested in making sure that the black voices are lifted up because the struggle affects me a lot […]

  • Countdown to the RNC: Cleveland’s experience will be a unique one

    As Cleveland prepares to host the 2016 Republican National Convention, city leaders say it’s tough to compare us with previous host cities. FOX 8 recently traveled to Tampa, which hosted the RNC in 2012. Kevin Freeman talked to leaders in both cities about what lessons can be learned from Tampa and why leaders here say Cleveland’s experience will be unique. **See more of Kevin’s reports here, along with past stories on the RNC**

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    Janitor charged, accused of cutting student’s brake lines on his car

    PERRY TOWNSHIP – A school janitor is accused of cutting the brake lines on the car of a high school student.  Police say it was an act of revenge that had the potential for deadly results. In April 2009, David Patron made local headlines when he beat out 835 candidates who applied for a job as a middle school janitor with the Perry Local Schools in the midst of the nation’s economic downturn. “It’s exciting. I feel anxious, at times, […]

  • Economic impact: What will the RNC bring to Cleveland?

    CLEVELAND – The Republican National Convention will be here in just about a year, and the city is preparing for a huge economic impact. Kevin Freeman went to Tampa, where the convention was held in 2012, to see how their city was affected by the large influx of people.  **See more of Kevin’s reports here, along with past stories on the RNC**

  • Countdown to RNC: Could you really cash in by renting out your home?

    The Republican National Convention in Cleveland is just over a year away, and some people in Northeast Ohio want to cash in by renting out their homes. It may be fast, but not quite as easy as it seems. Kevin Freeman went to Tampa, where the convention was held in 2012 and spoke to people who went through the process. Watch his report above for more.  **See more of Kevin’s reports here, along with past stories on the RNC**