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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
  • Residents Near Chagrin River ‘Watching and Waiting’

    EASTLAKE, Ohio — The people of Eastlake know the routine — watch and wait. This time of year the Chagrin River gets packed with ice, and with the upcoming temperatures expected to rise well above freezing, that ice is going to melt. The current water levels are no cause for alarm, but the Eastlake mayor and fire chief want people living along the banks to be aware the river could overflow this weekend. “We are the emptying point for the […]

  • Water Woes Ending in Lorain County

    AVON, Ohio — The water woes are ending in parts of Northeast Ohio. A problem with a frozen intake line that threatened to cut water to thousands has now been fixed. That means the water is flowing freely again at the Dante Lucci Salon in Avon. “Absolutely, definitely thrilled,” said hair stylist Elana Koussa. Wednesday evening, the salon shut down two hours early after they received a call from authorities in Avon, urging them to stop using water because the […]

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    Water Shortage: Conservation Orders, Boil Alert

    Thousands of Northeast Ohio residents were told to use as little water as possible during a water shortage. The problem impacted area businesses, schools and health services. AVON WATER LEVELS CRITICALLY LOW Wednesday evening, Avon residents were asked to stop using water entirely. According to Mayor Bryan Jensen, the city’s water supply was at a critically low point. “We are telling Avon residents not to use any water if possible, only in extreme cases,” Jensen said. Some Avon businesses closed […]

  • Crews Work to Restore Gas in Lorain County

    LORAIN COUNTY, OH — It’s one of the coldest days Northeast Ohio has seen in decades and thousands of families had to spend it without heat. Columbia Gas crews spent Tuesday afternoon going door to door in parts of North Ridgeville, Elyria and Eaton Township, reconnecting gas service to about 2,200 customers who had to go without heat overnight. “We didn’t even know it was off until we woke up this morning and it was 49, didn’t want to get […]

  • Residents Stay Off Roads in Snow Emergency

    HURON COUNTY, OH — Weather conditions got so bad in some parts of the area Monday that authorities were telling residents not to venture out on the roads. “I’ve been the sheriff for five years. I’ve never, ever issued a Level 3 before,” said Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard. Monday at 12 p.m., Sheriff Howard issued a Level 3 Snow Emergency — the highest level there is.  That means only safety forces are allowed to drive in the county unless […]

  • Cancellation Guidelines for School Officials

    CLEVELAND — How cold is too cold for children to walk to school or wait for the bus? Northeast Ohio school districts are keeping a close eye on the thermometer as we prepare for next week’s frigid blast. Christopher Bates is the mother of a kindergartner at George Washington Carver Elementary school on East 55th Street.  She believes if temperatures dip below zero, Cleveland schools should close. “To walk that, definitely too cold to be having children out here, especially […]

  • Neighbors in Barberton: ‘It’s Devastating’

    BARBERTON, OH — Two teenagers are dead after a family of four was shot inside their home in Barberton. The suspect or suspects remain at large. “I wish whoever did it would come forward and say why they did it. If you’re man enough to take two children’s lives, you’re man enough to say why you did it,” said family friend Sheena Cates. Just before 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, officers responded to a home on 7th Street Northeast […]

  • Family of Woman ‘Fighting For Life’ Makes Plea to Driver

    An accident leads to road rage, then police say one of the drivers assaulted the other one, ran over her and drove off. Gwendolyn Young, 27, is listed in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center. Her family is pleading for the driver to come forward. “I want anybody who seen anything to please call Bratenahl police because my sister is fighting for her life; please help our family,” said Young’s sister, Tenisha Caldwell. “If you know any information find it […]

  • Residents Prepare for Possible Flooding

    WILLOWICK, OH — Many residents will be watching local rivers and keeping an eye on their basements this weekend as several inches of rain are predicted to fall in Northeast Ohio. “It was a complete catastrophe — complete destruction — the water came up to here, so I’m not sure what that is, but that’s at least level with my knee,” recalls James Burnett. Last July, the Burnetts’ basement on Oakdale Road in Willowick was flooded when severe summer storms […]

  • Wellington Student Dies While Playing Soccer

    WELLINGTON, Ohio – It was a somber day at a Northeast Ohio school, after a student died suddenly Tuesday night.  The teen died just hours after playing in a school basketball game. The Lorain County coroner is still trying to determine how Andrew Guyer, 13, died. “Rest in Peace,” “Never Forgotten,” “You will be missed.”  Those are some of the handwritten messages to 13-year old Drew Guyer from his classmates at McCormick Middle School in the Lorain County community of […]

  • Police: Mom Punches Students Over Social Media Fight

    BEDFORD, Ohio– An online fight between two teenage girls leads to a mother going to her daughter’s school and punching two students, according to police. She’s also accused of having a loaded gun on her. Falesia Clark, 45, is in the Bedford City Jail on a $1 million bond. She is charged with two counts of assault, trespassing, and carrying a concealed weapon on school grounds. Law enforcement officials said the judge set the bond for Clark so high because […]

  • Suspect in 9-Year-Old’s Murder Places 911 Call

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio–The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said Monday night that preliminary autopsy results from the Wayne County coroner show that Reann Murphy died as a result of strangulation. The nine-year-old girl’s body was discovered in a dumpster near her home. Jerrod Metsker, 24, is being held in the Wayne County jail on a $1 million bond. He is charged with aggravated murder, accused of killing the child. “She didn’t deserve to die, but she didn’t deserve to be in […]