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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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    I-Team: Father, son dead in domestic violence situation in Twinsburg

    TWINSBURG, Ohio– Three people were shot on Sherwin Dr. near Darrow Rd. in Twinsburg,  just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Two people are dead including the shooter. The I-Team’s Peggy Gallek has learned a father and son are dead. Twinsburg police say officers “responded to an active domestic situation and engaged an armed suspect.” A third person was grazed by a bullet and is being treated at Hillcrest. No officers were injured. The scene has been turned over to BCI. Kent State University Regional Academic […]

  • Video: Woman called demon, attacked on bus in East Cleveland

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio–  A woman was hurt and a man is under arrest after an attack that happened as an RTA bus traveled through East Cleveland. “Behind you in the name of Jesus,” the woman is heard saying on audio from bus surveillance cameras just before the assault Just after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, a 46-year-old woman was riding an RTA Healthline bus when it stopped at Euclid and Garfield in East Cleveland.  According to video taken from the bus and […]

  • He’s back: Obie the mascot makes appearance at Massillon’s opening game

    MASSILLON, Ohio–He’s back! Obie the tiger cub is a beloved live mascot that has attended home football games at Massillon High School in Stark County. But this year, due to new regulations, he was almost a no-show for the first time in decades. It’s safe to say high school football is huge in Massillon. “When I played football here, after practice and before practice I would come and I would play with Obie every day,” said 2012 graduate, Jack Hurst. “I think it’s […]

  • Local minister recovering from surgery asks for return of stolen wheelchair, van

    CLEVELAND — A local family is praying for compassion after someone stole a wheelchair and minivan from youth minister who just had surgery. Asia James, of Twinsburg, was about to preach her first sermon as youth minister at the Apostolic Church of the Living God in Cleveland Sunday. About 30 minutes after her family parked their Dodge Caravan, it was gone. In May, Asia had two back surgeries and uses the van and wheelchair to get around during her recovery. She […]

  • Minister accused of taking advantage of elderly ‘in the name of Christ’

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio– He called himself a man of God, but some people call him a con artist.  A local minister faces charges, accused of bilking an elderly woman out of tens of thousands of dollars. “Jesus never came after people looking for money; he came by and prayed and God healed them through prayer.  You don’t pay for healing from anybody,” said one member of Trinity Church of God in Cuyahoga Falls, who does not want to be identified. […]

  • ‘My heart sunk’: Dog tags that belonged to woman’s brother stolen

    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio– A woman returns from her daily jog, only to find that something priceless has been stolen from her car. Bridget Marnet’s younger brother was in the U.S. Coast Guard and killed in the line of duty less than two years ago.  She carried his dog tags with her as one of the few memories she had left of him. “I actually backed out and I looked over at my passenger side and saw the door was unlocked and […]

  • Pot or not? Community talks about what legalizing marijuana could mean

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio– A town hall meeting was held Tuesday night as a community discussed the potential legalization of marijuana in Ohio. Voters could learn this week whether a group in favor of it collected enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot. Almost two dozen people gathered for the meeting at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Bay Village.  They heard from various health professionals about the effects of marijuana. “This is about commercializing marijuana and creating an […]

  • Screaming reported from woman’s apartment hours before tragic discovery

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio– A man is behind bars and people in a Lakewood apartment building are left to wonder how their neighbor died.  The woman was found clinging to life, hours after neighbors heard screaming coming from her unit. “It’s someone in her apartment. She was screaming ‘get off of her’ and everything. I think he’s holding her hostage in her apartment. He won’t let her open her door or nothing,” said a neighbor who called police. The neighbor, who lives on […]

  • Democrats react to first GOP debate in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Democrats gathered in Cleveland to watch the Republicans debate in the first presidential debate of the year. Democrats admit that it is not by chance that the Republicans are holding their debate and their 2016 national convention in Ohio, specifically in mostly Democratic Cuyahoga County. Former State Senator Nina Turner says she believes Democrats need to campaign just as strong in Cuyahoga County and not take votes for granted. She also believes Ohio John Kasich could be someone […]

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    1-year-old girl found dead in Medina apartment; father charged with abuse of a corpse

    MEDINA, Ohio– A one-year-old girl was found dead inside an apartment in Medina on Wednesday. The father, Eric Warfel, was arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse. Police said additional charges are expected. Medina police identified the child as Ember Warfel. Officials tell Fox 8’s Kevin Freeman that a cable installer arrived at the apartment around 10 a.m. and when he went inside, he found the baby’s body decomposed in a crib. It’s believed the child may have been […]

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    Police pursuit in Streetsboro ends with fatal crash

    STREETSBORO, Ohio- A police pursuit in Streetsboro ended in a deadly crash Tuesday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it started with a shoplifting incident at Aurora Farms. An Aurora officer got out of his cruiser and ordered the suspects to stop, but they fled. By the time the officer got to state Route 43 and Frost Road, the crash had already happened. Troopers said the suspects’ car struck a UPS truck and an SUV before hitting a box […]

  • One year away: Security plans underway as Republican National Convention approaches

    CLEVELAND – In exactly one year, the city of Cleveland will be in the center of the international spotlight. The Republican National Convention kicks off July 18, 2016. That’s when the GOP will choose a presidential nominee. Security is expected to be among the tightest that Northeast Ohio has ever seen. The first presidential debate will take place here in Cleveland on August 6 at 9 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. FOX 8 News Reporter Kevin Freeman has an update […]