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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
  • 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 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 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 […]

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    Understanding Parkinson’s: A local doctor’s battle with the disease

    Many people were shocked by the news that came out on Thursday that actor and comedian 63-year-old Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s when he took his own life on Monday. A Northeast Ohio doctor says many people with Parkinson’s disease suffer from depression and anxiety. He also says work is being done locally to find treatments for the disease. “I need a cure. I’m too young to have this disease,” said Karen Jaffe. Dr. Jaffe of […]

  • Paying tribute: Friends describe Cory Barron as ‘happy’, ‘full of life’

    FREMONT, Ohio — Happy, caring, and full of life. That’s how friends say they will remember Cory Barron. Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil Thursday night to remember the 22-year-old who disappeared and was later found dead after a Cleveland concert. People gathered in front of Fremont Ross High School in Sandusky County, creating a sea of purple and white, the school colors, to remember Cory. “It has shown how quick we can come together, a state of need […]

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    Police: Cory Barron may have fallen down garbage chute into dumpster

    NEW RUSSIA TWP., Ohio — Authorities announced on Tuesday that the body of a man discovered at Republic Services Landfill in New Russia Township Tuesday is Cory Barron. The 22-year-old from Fremont disappeared from the Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field on Friday. Family members reported him missing on Saturday. On Tuesday, Cleveland police said they received information from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office that a body had been found and officers responded to the location. The Lorain County Coroner’s Office […]

  • Search for answers continues after man disappeared from concert

    CLEVELAND — The FBI has been called in to help search for a man who  disappeared after a concert downtown Friday night. Cleveland police officers spent the day Monday searching for 22-year-old Cory Barron. The man from Fremont, Ohio was last seen around 9:30 Friday night at a Jason Aldean concert held at Progressive Field. “During the concert, he left his assigned seat area and went to visit some other people. When he left his second group of friends, we […]