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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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  • Trial date for Cleveland officer leads to courtroom face-off

    CLEVELAND– A trial date is set for a Cleveland police officer involved in a deadly police chase and shooting nearly two years ago. The prosecutor and a defense attorney had a verbal sparring match over the date that was set. The trial for Brelo is scheduled to begin on October 22.  Defense attorney Pat D’Angelo feels that is too soon, but Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty says they have had enough time to prepare and are just stalling. MCGINTY:  “He […]

  • Day-long rally planned for clerk shot during armed robbery

    CANTON, Ohio — A gas station clerk, shot while fighting back against armed robbers, remains in the hospital. Two of the robbers were killed, a third remains at large. The clerk’s friends and co-workers plan to hold a day-long rally for his recovery on Friday. Longtime customer Corey Robb placed money in a collection jar for Lance, the clerk who was shot during the robbery at the Marathon gas station on Ninth Street S.W. in Canton Monday night. Fox 8 […]

  • 2 suspects arrested in rash of burglaries across 4 cities

    WILLOWICK, Ohio — Two men are behind bars, accused of burglarizing homes in at least four cities across two Northeast Ohio counties. Investigators believe they could responsible for many more crimes. Wickliffe police displayed several tables full of stolen property that officers say they recovered after they arrested 33-year-old Michael Frydrych, of Willowick, and 26-year-old Bret Dixon, of Euclid, on Wednesday. Both are being held in the Lake County Jail on $100,000 bond, each charged with a count of burglary. […]

  • Wowed by the waterfront: Hundreds get look at progress

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland city leaders showed off their plans to develop the shores of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. Hundreds of people took an evening cruise to see the plans for, and the progress of, the city’s waterfront development projects. The cruise was called “Back to the Future II: The Waterfront Tour.”  A similar tour was conducted five years ago, where city leaders talked about their plans.  This time, there was something to show for it. Hundreds of curious and […]

  • Hostage situation at Mentor bank ends with one arrest

    MENTOR, Ohio — Police say a hostage situation at Huntington Bank in Mentor Ave. has ended peacefully with one arrest. Authorities said a suspect claimed to have a bomb and was holding three bank employees hostages. No one was injured. The incident lasted about 45 minutes. Some businesses in the area reported being evacuated as authorities surrounded the building. Update One suspect in custody and all bank employees are safe at Huntington Bank — Mentor Police (@MentorPolice) September 10, 2014 […]

  • Tears, laughter, healing at memorial for 4 students killed in plane crash

    CLEVELAND– A campus community comes together to comfort, remember and heal.  Case Western Reserve University held a memorial Friday evening for four students who died in a plane crash. Hundreds of people filed into the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University to honor four lives taken too soon. “It’s been quite a shock, but I feel as though we’re slowly recovering and healing,” said student, Kurt Schafer. A private memorial service was held for William Felten, 19, […]

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    Over 600 animals rescued from local home; owner charged

    AKRON, Ohio — Hundreds of animals are seized from a Northeast Ohio home and the owner is charged with animal cruelty. Rescue groups are also trying to find homes for them. “Well, what he have here are almost 200 guinea pigs,” explained Karen Hackenberry, executive of Pawsibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron. That’s in addition to 35 rabbits and other small animals and those are only the ones being held at the Humane Society. “This is a big number. I […]

  • Euclid residents concerned about violence after double shooting

    EUCLID, Ohio– Two people are shot, leaving residents on edge in a Northeast Ohio suburb. Police continue to search for the gunman. Euclid police are not releasing the names or conditions of the victims.  They also say they have no information to release about the suspect. “About 12:30 I heard some shots, about six, and it came from up here,” said Euclid resident, Dave Parker. Many Euclid residents woke up to gunfire early Monday morning.  Police say around 12:30 a.m., […]

  • Body found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    A body was found at 6 p.m. in the Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the border of Sagamore Hills and Brecksville. Authorities say two rangers made the discovery during the search for missing Eastlake woman, Hillary Sharma. It is not yet known if the body is a male or female. Keep it to FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for the latest.

  • Authorities investigate death of woman in Cuyahoga Falls, 8/28/14

    Police: Body of woman found outside home, death ‘suspicious’

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio– The body of a woman was found outside her duplex on 8th St. in Cuyahoga Falls just before 4 p.m. Thursday, according to police. Sgt. Mark Enos with the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department tells FOX 8 the victim is a 40-year-old woman; her death is considered “suspicious.” BCI is assisting in the investigation. A neighbor says the woman moved in about six months ago. Stay with FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for new details.

  • Motorcycle rider dies, teen loses leg in collision

    AKRON — A motorcycle rider is dead and a 13-year-old boy lost his leg after the two collided on a busy Akron street. The incident began when police tried to pull over what they said were two speeding, reckless motorcycle riders. At last check, Shawn Brumbaugh, Jr., 13, was in serious condition at Akron Children’s Hospital. His family said he underwent surgery Monday afternoon to amputate his leg. “He was in good spirits yesterday, we were talking to him, he […]

  • Plane crash in Willoughby Hills 8/25/14

    Witness on deadly plane crash: Something was wrong, you could hear it

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Four people have died in a plane crash in Willoughby Hills. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the 1999 Cessna went down just after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport.  It crashed at Bishop Road and Curtiss Wright Parkway around 10 p.m. Monday. The crash happened on the Lake County side of Bishop Road. “Right now we do have four confirmed killed in the crash,” Zemelka said. “We are still trying to figure out who was […]