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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
  • Snow Complaints: Some Residents Say Side Streets Not Clear

    CLEVELAND– Some people spent much of Thursday digging out from Wednesday’s winter storm. While most highways and major roads were clear by the afternoon, some Cleveland residents said it was still tough to drive on side streets in their neighborhoods. City leaders said they always plow the main streets first. They said they began plowing the side streets at midnight, ahead of schedule. Cleveland snow plow crews worked through the night clearing and salting residential streets. FOX 8 caught up […]

  • Former Funeral Director Admits Poisoning, Killing Wife

    CLEVELAND– After more than two decades of denials, a former Northeast Ohio funeral director now admits he killed his third wife by poisoning her with cyanide. “I put the cyanide in the salt shaker. I left for Chicago, knowing that she would use the salt,” Robert Girts, 60, told Cuyahaga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Jackson, admitting what many people thought all along. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and insurance fraud, saying he poisoned his 42-year-old wife, Diane Girts, […]

  • Former Girlfriend of Murder Suspect Speaks Out

    CLEVELAND– The man accused of shooting a mother and daughter, killing the five-year-old, faced a judge Thursday morning. Meanwhile, one of his former girlfriends tells FOX 8 that the suspect told her, he did not mean to do it. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Charles Patton, Jr. set bond at $5 million for Geoffrey Gurkovich, 32. He is charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of Jermani Brooks and is accused of shooting her mother, Noni Brooks, 33, who survived. […]

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    Bond Set for Crossburn Avenue Shooting Suspect

    CLEVELAND — The man accused of shooting a mother and daughter, killing the girl, was in court Thursday morning. Judge Charles Patton Jr. set bond for Geoffrey Gurkovich at $5 million and ordered no contact with any witnesses. Gurkovich, 32, was charged with aggravated murder in the death of Jermani Brooks, 5. He’s accused of firing into the SUV she, her mother, and two other children were sitting in on Crossburn Avenue in Cleveland Sunday night. Noni Brooks, 33, was […]

  • Suspect in Child’s Murder No Stranger to Crime

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The man accused of shooting a mother and daughter, killing the girl, is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning. A memorial continues to grow on Crossburn Avenue, across the street from where 5-year-old Jermani Brooks was shot in the head and killed Sunday night. Her mother, Noni Brooks, 33, continues to recover at MetroHealth Medical Center. She was also shot in the head and at last check was listed in good condition. Police say the person […]

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    Man Accused of Shooting Girl: Case Continued

    CLEVELAND – The man accused of shooting into an SUV with a mother and three young children Sunday night, killing 5-year-old Jermani Brooks, was supposed to be arraigned Wednesday, but the case was continued. The bailiff said the necessary paperwork was not ready. Geoffrey Gurkovich, 32, was rescheduled to appear in court on Thursday morning instead. He is charged with aggravated murder in Jermani’s death. Noni Brooks, 33, was also shot, but survived and was listed in good condition Wednesday. […]

  • Sin Tax Push: Cleveland Sports Teams Speak Up

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Representatives from the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers took to the Cuyahoga County Council board room Tuesday afternoon to petition members in hopes to renew the county-wide sin tax for another 20 years. The sin tax is an added tax on alcohol and cigarettes throughout the county. While the vote is still a week away, the standing-room only crowd in attendance heard from all three professional sports teams along with officials from the Gateway Economic Corp., who oversees the […]

  • City Says 5-Year-Old’s Killer ‘Will be Held Accountable’

    CLEVELAND–A five-year-old girl and her mother are both shot in the head Sunday night. The child dies; her mother survived. Neighbors called police just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday after they heard gunshots on Crossburn Avenue on Cleveland’s west side. According to relatives, Jermani Brooks died. Her 33-year-old mother, Noni Brooks, was also shot in the head and is listed in fair condition at MetroHealth Medical Center. “I heard squealing tires and me and my uncle heard five to seven gunshots […]

  • 2nd Arrest Made in Rash of Violent Robberies

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police have arrested a second person in connection with a rash of violent robberies in the North Collinwood area. Now, investigators are trying to determine whether they have anything to do with the murder of a Cleveland Clinic employee who was robbed and killed while trying to catch a bus on his way to work. Officers arrested a 20-year-old man and said while conducting a search warrant they recovered stolen electronics as well as a gun. […]

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    Man Murdered on Way to Help with Liver Transplant

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — His life was taken while going to work to save another’s. A Cleveland Clinic worker was shot to death during what police believe was a robbery Saturday. Loved ones of Stephen Halton Jr., 30, leaned on each other this week as they tried to make sense of his senseless murder. He leaves behind two small children. “His smile would light up the room. His smile would make people just so happy, and he wanted to help everybody […]

  • Authorities Investigate Toddler’s Fall from Building

    EAST CLEVELAND, OH –Investigators are trying to figure out how a two-year-old boy fell from the 17th floor of a high-rise apartment building Monday. East Cleveland police returned to the Crystal Tower high-rise apartment on Terrace Road looking for answers Tuesday. Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, Alijah Glenn, 2, crashed through a window on the 17th floor and plunged to the ground. He later died at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Mark Shieldhouse, an attorney for K&D Management Group which owns and […]

  • Flooding Victim: ‘It Sounded Like an Explosion’

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio- It was a rocky weekend for some people who live along the Rocky River after the river swelled out of its banks. Police chief Kelly Stillman says he believes the flooding danger is over for now, as long as the river stays frozen over the next few day. “It’s just like freight trains and thunder…it was just crazy, really, really loud,” said resident Tom Todia. “It was a sound like firecrackers and a horrible thunderstorm and everyone […]