Kevin Freeman


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

  • Search Suspended after ‘Heaven and Earth Moved’ to Find Boaters

    Posted on: 10:05 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    TURTLE POINT MARINA, Ohio– The search for two missing boaters in Lake Erie was called off Thursday evening. Earlier in...
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  • Boston Marathon Runner: ‘I’m Ready to Go Back’

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    LAKEWOOD, OH — A Northeast Ohio runner says he is determined to run the Boston Marathon again, one year after...
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  • Girls’ Facebook Fight Leads to Brutal Assault

    Posted on: 11:04 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    *Warning: some of the video is violent* AKRON, Ohio– A dispute between girls that started on Facebook, ends with a...
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  • Business Owner Says Shooting Suspect’s Behavior Was ‘Erratic’

    Posted on: 10:58 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    WESTLAKE, Ohio–  An elderly man is behind bars accused of a weekend shooting spree that kept a west side community...
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  • Community Rallies for Justice in Gas Station Clerk’s Death

    Posted on: 11:11 pm, April 9, 2014, by

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio–An emotional vigil Wednesday night as a community rallied to demand justice for a gas station clerk gunned...
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  • Photos Show Suspect in Deadly Gas Station Shooting

    Posted on: 11:56 pm, April 8, 2014, by

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio–Maple Heights police have released new surveillance photos of a man who killed a clerk during a gas...
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  • Residents Allowed to Return Home After Carbon Monoxide Leak

    Posted on: 6:01 pm, April 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:04pm, April 4, 2014

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– Ten adults and two children were taken to local hospitals Friday after a carbon monoxide leak at...
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  • KSU Shooting Happened During Fight, Suspect Identified

    Posted on: 6:53 am, April 3, 2014, by , and , updated on: 01:38pm, April 3, 2014

    Authorities were expected to release more information Thursday after a shot was fired into the ground at Kent State University Wednesday night.
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  • Lockdown Lifted on Kent State Campus; Suspect Arrested

    Posted on: 9:14 pm, April 2, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:13am, April 3, 2014

    KENT, Ohio–A lockdown at Kent State University was lifted for the entire campus just before 11 p.m., Wednesday night. Kent...
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  • Mom ‘Grateful’ Suspects in Teen’s Death Off Streets

    Posted on: 10:01 pm, March 28, 2014, by

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– Three teenagers are behind bars, accused of playing a role in the shooting death of a 15-year...
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  • Call for Justice a Year After Women Found Murdered

    Posted on: 10:42 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND– One year after a mother of eight was found dead in a field, her family gathered to remember her,...
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  • Massive Fire at Old Potato Chip Factory Under Control

    Posted on: 10:12 pm, March 25, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:10pm, March 25, 2014

    CLEVELAND– About 80 firefighters battled a massive fire at the old Dan-Dee potato chip factory on East 65th St. and...
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