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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
  • Bank teller accused of recording women using restroom

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A local teller is in legal trouble, accused of recording more than bank transactions. Police said he set up a camera to record women using the restroom. Luis Lino, 26, faces several charges, including voyeurism. Painesville police said he was a teller at the Dollar Bank branch on South Saint Clair Street last Friday, when a female co-worker found something unusual in the bank’s unisex employee bathroom. “A female employee had allegedly found a cell phone camera […]

  • Argument over yard work leads to death of father of 7

    BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio — A father of seven is dead; his neighbor is behind bars, accused of killing him. Andre Jackson, 51, is being held on $1 million bond in the death of Michael Davis, 49. “All of a sudden I heard an argument and it escalated and it was getting real loud,” said Davis’ wife, Lisa Penn. Lisa Penn said she had just gotten home from a bike ride around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday when she witnessed her husband being […]

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    Cleveland man arrested for beating dog with brick, belt

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man faces charges after being accused of beating and choking a dog in the middle of the street Sunday. According to police, it happened around 2:30 a.m. at East 138th Street and Harvard Avenue. Witnesses said they saw a male beating the dog with a leather belt and then strike the dog in the face with a brick, before choking him. One of the witnesses told police they convinced the suspect to give him the […]

  • Weekend prank shatters car windows in another local community

    CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio– Residents of at least two Northeast Ohio communities are paying the price for what appears to be costly weekend pranks. More than a dozen car owners are shelling out hundreds of dollars to fix windshields destroyed by vandals in Summit County. Friday, dozens of cars were damaged by vandals in Lorain. It appears just hours later, vandals were hitting cars in Cuyahoga Falls. “It’s sad because we live in a great neighborhood and now we can’t even […]

  • Mom who received disturbing texts says daughter has been found

    EAST CLEVELAND– A mother’s plea for her daughter’s return has been answered. Lakeya Williams told FOX 8’s Kevin Freeman on Tuesday that her daughter, Chaday Lentes, 15, had been found alive. Police are investigating and no other details surrounding the teen’s disappearance were released on Tuesday. Monday night, Chaday’s mom, along with other family, friends and activists searched local neighborhoods looking for the teen. Chaday was last seen Friday, May 30. She had gone to visit a friend in the […]

  • Mother pleads for teen’s return as she receives disturbing texts

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio– An emotional plea from a mother desperately trying to find her teenage daughter, who has been missing more than a week. During that time, she says she continues to receive disturbing text messages from her daughter’s cell phone. Lakeya Williams is joined by relatives, friends and community activists Monday afternoon as they canvass a neighborhood near East 30th Street and Cedar Avenue in Cleveland. They are searching for Lakeya’s daughter, 15-year-old Chaday Lentes. “It was a rumor […]

  • Copper theft crackdown: ‘Tattletale’ tells on thieves

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio– Thieves stealing copper from vacant houses has been a growing problem in Northeast Ohio. Now, a local police department is rolling out technology that can alert officers as soon as the would-be thief steps inside. They are using a device called ‘Tattletale.’ It’s a portable alarm system with motion sensors. “When there’s an entry, an unauthorized entry and it’s triggered, our police department’s notified and the officers are notified also by text message,” said Cleveland Heights Police […]

  • Police step up patrols after employee robbed at gunpoint inside Beachwood Place

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio–An armed robbery inside a popular shopping mall has some shoppers and employees on edge and police searching for a gunman. Around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, an employee was robbed inside Beachwood Place. Police said the woman was setting up the T-Mobile cell phone kiosk on the second level about thirty minutes before it was set to open. “An employee of T-Mobile was entering an employee-only area to retrieve phones, when she was approached by a man, brandishing a handgun. […]

  • Superintendent pleads guilty to OVI; school board decides punishment

    CHARDON, Ohio– The  Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools superintendent plead guilty Wednesday afternoon to misdemeanor traffic charges including OVI. Stephen Thompson, 48, appeared in Chardon Municipal Court with his attorney, Kenneth Callahan, for the brief hearing. Thompson has said he is very remorseful and regrets his actions. He said he shouldn’t have been driving that night. Thompson was arrested on the charges in the early morning hours of May 17,  following a car crash at the corner of state Route 306 and […]

  • RNC tour of Cleveland called ‘magnificent’, ‘surprising’

    CLEVELAND–Sports arenas, beauty and culture. The Republican National Committee got an eyeful, as they toured Cleveland to determine whether to hold their national convention in Northeast Ohio in 2016. Their visit includes police motorcades for the committee and ‘wining and dining’ at the expense of taxpayers, which Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson defends. “You have to invest if you’re gonna get a return and whatever that investment is, in that, is minuscule compared to the potential return once we get this […]

  • RNC committee arrives in Cleveland in search for host city

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s Cleveland’s time to shine. Members of the Republican National Committee are in town as they try to decide if Cleveland is the best place to hold the 2016 Republican National Convention. Cleveland is the first of four cities the site selection committee is visiting this month. “It’s a wonderful city…I think Cleveland is an unknown gem,” said Enid Mickelsen, chairwoman for the RNC site selection committee. Members of the Republican National Committee’s site selection team arrived […]

  • Cleveland police officer to be suspended for inappropriate behavior

    CLEVELAND–He was sworn to uphold the law, but instead, a Cleveland police officer is punished for uploading vulgar pictures of himself to women. Investigators said he even tracked down a woman he had given a ticket to last year. “We look to officers to serve and protect us, not put us in uncomfortable situations and abusing their power to make us do things that we really don’t want to do.” A 24-year-old woman told FOX 8 that last November she […]