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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
  • Better Understanding? Deadly Shooting Re-created

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio–What really happened the night of a Cleveland police chase that ended in a deadly shooting more than a year ago? State investigators returned to the scene Saturday to re-create it. The actual cars involved in the deadly November 29, 2012 police chase were brought back to the parking lot of Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland Saturday morning. That’s where a chase, lasting more than 20 minutes, ended with 13 Cleveland police officers firing 137 rounds into […]

  • Authorities to Re-enact Deadly Police-Involved Shooting

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio–East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton told FOX 8 that he was informed by his police chief, Ralph Spotts, that authorities will re-enact the deadly police-involved shooting that followed a chase from Cleveland to East Cleveland that happened in November of 2012. Mayor Norton said he was told that the re-enactment will happen Saturday morning around 9 a.m. and that BCI will rope off the area around Heritage Middle School where the chase ended and the shooting happened. East […]

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    RNC Launches Poll to Vote for Favorite Convention City

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland is among eight cities hoping to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. And, now the RNC has launched a poll that lets you vote for your favorite city. CLICK HERE if you’d like to vote. (Note: due to many people on the site, it may take awhile to load.) The RNC said the results will be shared with the selection committee. On Monday, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and other city leaders got their chance to sell Cleveland […]

  • Cleveland Officials Pitch Bid for RNC in Washington D.C.

    WASHINGTON D.C. — National Republicans are one step closer to choosing where to hold their next convention and it could be in Cleveland. Local leaders were in Washington Monday, trying to convince committee members to hold it in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland is among eight cities, including Columbus and Cincinnati, trying to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. Mayor Frank Jackson and other city leaders got their chance to sell Cleveland to the Republican National Committee. Mayor Jackson and other government, […]

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    Cleveland Officials Headed to D.C. to Pitch Bid for RNC

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Where will the Republican party hold its political convention in 2016? Cleveland is a possibility. City leaders are headed to Washington, getting ready to pitch their bid to host the large event. On Monday, city officials from eight cities will give presentations to the Republican National Committee. Originally, about two dozen cities were contacted about hosting the convention. Cleveland joins Columbus, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Denver, Dallas and Phoenix in vying for the convention. Mayor Frank […]

  • Trip to Store for Popsicles Leads to Amazing Lottery Win

    BROOKLYN, Ohio– A simple trip to the grocery store to buy popsicles ends with a local couple landing a huge lottery jackpot. The money comes at a time when they need it the most. Elizabeth Stevens plays the Ohio Lottery regularly. She sometimes wins $20 or maybe $50, but earlier this month she won a life-changing amount. A few weeks ago, Tom Stevens, 70, of Brooklyn found out he has lung cancer. His wife Elizabeth gives him popsicles to soothe […]

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    Gov. Gives Amanda, Gina & Michelle Courage Medals

    MEDINA, Ohio– Ohio Governor John Kasich delivered his State of the State address Monday night at the Medina Performing Arts Center. One of the highlights was when the governor gave Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight the 2014 Ohio Courage Medals. He said the three women, who were kidnapped and held hostage for a decade, “broke out into freedom.” During his speech, the governor talked of a reduced state deficit, his goal to cut more taxes, create jobs and […]

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    Communities Deal with Flooding, Several Roads Closed

    Several areas are experiencing higher than normal water levels due to flooding, causing voluntary evacuations and several road closures. Flood warnings are in effect for many parts of the area. For information on those alerts, click here. In Willoughby, the Chagrin River splintered into huge chunks of ice Friday and rose to 13.6 feet by 5 p.m. causing several roads to flood and creating a massive ice jam. The steadily rising wall of ice appeared to come within a foot […]

  • Winter Thaw Putting People on Close River Watch

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio– From east to west, there are flooding concerns in many Northeast Ohio communities as rain and milder temperatures prepare to move in. Lynne Nagy and Rusty Deane spent Wednesday helping friends who live along the Rocky River move belongings away from the river bank. “We’re gonna make sure the stuff that’s by the water that’s brought to higher ground and that the electricity is turned off just in case,” Nagy said. “My intention is to go in […]

  • Shovel or Pay Up: Facing Fines for Snowy Sidewalks

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio– A local community is cracking down on business owners and landlords who are slow clearing their sidewalks of snow. But refusing to pick up a shovel, could land them with a fine. Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers said because Northeast Ohio has had so much snow this year, he is hearing more complaints from residents about sidewalks that are not shoveled. By law, landlords and business owners and even residents are required to clear snow from in front of […]

  • Snow Crews, Residents Brace for Winter Storm

    CLEVELAND –Crews with ODOT and the City of Cleveland spent Monday getting prepared to tackle Northeast Ohio’s next winter wallop.  Meanwhile, people who live on residential streets in the city are hoping they will be able to get through the snow to the main roads and highways. ODOT workers started working in 12-hour shifts around the clock to prepare for Monday night’s storm.  The City of Cleveland put 26 crews out in the afternoon and planned to increase the number […]

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    Cause of Barberton Fire Determined

    BARBERTON, Ohio – The cause of a fire that hurt five people, including a police officer and infant, was determined. According to the Barberton Fire Department, careless smoking exacerbated by oxygen use sparked the flames at a multi-unit home on Third Street NW in Barberton around 7 a.m. Thursday. Several people, including an infant, had to be rescued from the second and third floors by firefighters with ladders. “I seen a flame come out the side. It sucked back in. […]