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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
  • City council members, Mayor’s administration meet to find solution for Cleveland’s potholes

    CLEVELAND  – Several Cleveland city council members grilled leaders in Mayor Jackson’s administration about the pothole problem plaguing the city.  The council’s public works committee asked Paul Barnett, the interim streets director and Darnell Brown, the city’s Chief Operating Officer why city streets are in such poor shape. Many council members say they are getting flooded with complaints about potholes in residential areas and the process and time it takes to get reimbursed for any damages. City officials say they […]

  • Postal carrier accused of using drugs on the job

    CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Was a local postal carrier delivering more than just the mail? He faces charges, accusing him of using drugs on the job. Bennie James Motley III, 20, of Maple Heights was charged Tuesday with drug trafficking, theft and possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police say he was a postal carrier, working out of the branch in Chagrin Falls.  Investigators say on February 12th, his supervisors called Chagrin Falls police, suspecting him of using drugs, possibly while […]

  • Man wants city to pay for damages to van following police protests

    CLEVELAND- A man caught in the middle of a police protest says the City of Cleveland should pay for damages to his vehicle.  But when he asked, the city told him he is on his own. December 20, 2014, marchers, including some who came to town from Ferguson, Missouri, swarm a minivan at the intersection of West 130th Street and Lorain Avenue in Cleveland.  They were protesting allegations of excessive force by police against African-American suspects, including the shooting death […]

  • Dream come true: Teen thrills crowd when coach puts him in the game

    MENTOR, Ohio- A special honor Tuesday night for a young man with autism.  His dream of playing on his high school basketball team came true. During the season, Dargan Bristow, 16, serves as a manager for the Riverside High School basketball team.  The freshman wears a jersey, but has not played in a game. “He’s turned into a wonderful child that does a lot for my classroom, for not only the basketball team, but also for the football team. He’s […]

  • ‘It was a snow job': Frustrations grow over snow removal in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND– Frustrations are growing over problems with snow removal that started on Super Bowl Sunday. The FOX 8 I-Team has been looking into this for days now. The I-Team reported Monday that there have been numerous sightings of city trucks not using their plows on snow-covered streets; that’s prompted some residents to complain to council members that the workers appear to be poorly trained or fishing for overtime. Records obtained by the I-Team reveal that nearly half of the city’s […]

  • Car vs. train accident in Lorain County- FOX 8 image

    Two dead after car involved in accident with two trains in Lorain County

    EATON TOWNSHIP, Ohio- The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a man and woman died after their car was involved in an accident with two trains on State Route 83 near Capel Road in Eaton Township around 5 p.m. Thursday. Authorities said the victims- identified as Jawad A Al-Nimer, 57, and Mufideh Al-Nimer, 78, both of Lorain- were pronounced dead at the scene. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Jawad was driving. “I never seen anything like it. I can’t even […]

  • ‘It was a complete whiteout': Car crushed by snow falling from bridge

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Oh. — One minute, a family of four was driving down a local highway, then suddenly, they heard a loud crash and were sprayed with pieces of glass. “Right when it hit, it sounded like an explosion,” said Robert Morgan, who was behind the wheel. “It was just a big thud, just like nothing I’d ever experienced before,” explained his fiancée Rebecca Hook, who was in the passenger seat. Sunday at 4:20 p.m., the two were driving home […]

  • 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 […]