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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
  • Search for Suspects in President Garfield Tomb Break-in

    CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio– Cleveland Heights police are searching for vandals who broke into the tomb of the 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield. It’s 180-feet tall and considered by many to be the centerpiece of Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland Heights. According to police, sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning someone broke into the monument housing Garfield’s body. “I think it’s unfortunate and people get in desperate situations, but I would like to think there are some […]

  • ‘See More on Seymour': Site of Former Home Represents Hope

    CLEVELAND– The home where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight  were held captive for roughly ten years is long gone, but people gathered on the site Tuesday evening to celebrate their one year of freedom. “We need to find the people that are missing in our community,” Pastor Angel Arroyo told the dozens of people who had gathered. The plot of land on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland now represents hope. Exactly one year ago, it was the home where […]

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    Dazzle Cleveland: Playhouse Square Chandelier Lights Up!

    CLEVELAND — The city hosted a major celebration in the heart of the Playhouse Square District Friday night: the Dazzle the District event attracted thousands of people wanting to see the unveiling of the world’s largest outdoor chandelier. The celebration began at 5 p.m. with a live performance and other activities.Fox 8’s own Natalie Herbick and David Moss, the hosts of New Day Cleveland, were the hosts. The chandelier lighting ceremony happened just after 10:30 p.m. Click here for more […]

  • Councilman Calls on City Leaders to Stop Cleveland Violence

    CLEVELAND  — Nearly 30 people have been killed in Cleveland this year and a city councilman is calling for officials to do more to stop the violence. It’s in those midnight hours, it’s in those times that we’re here by ourselves that we begin to think and wonder…and now that we put him away, we’re at the place we want to know why,” said a woman whose brother was killed in January. About eight or nine shots back to back and […]

  • Husband, Wife Take Action After Middle of the Night Break-in

    LORAIN, Ohio– Police are looking for criminals who broke into several homes while the residents were sound asleep. “When I came in the kitchen, the blinds were up and askew, and I knew that was extremely unusual,” one victim said. 63-year-old Ellen, who didn’t want to reveal her last name, described the scene in her dining room when she woke up inside her Lorain home early Thursday morning. “The small TV we had on the counter was gone,” said her […]

  • Homeowners Beware: Dominion Warns of Fake Workers

    Another warning for homeowners as thieves take advantage of the warmer weather to take advantage of them. There has been a rash of cases in recent weeks where potential thieves pose as utility workers to get inside someone’s home and steal money and valuables. Thursday, Dominion East Ohio Gas officials said it appears they’re now targeting a neighborhood with active construction work, to appear less suspicious. For several days, the streets and sidewalks around East 171st Street in the North […]

  • Search Suspended after ‘Heaven and Earth Moved’ to Find Boaters

    TURTLE POINT MARINA, Ohio– The search for two missing boaters in Lake Erie was called off Thursday evening. Earlier in the day, rescue crews found the bodies of two females, including a teenager, and spent the day looking for two men. The US Coast Guard said they have indefinitely called off the search for the two boaters who are still missing in the lake. But the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and the Division of Wildlife said they will return to […]

  • Boston Marathon Runner: ‘I’m Ready to Go Back’

    LAKEWOOD, OH — A Northeast Ohio runner says he is determined to run the Boston Marathon again, one year after the deadly bombings. Tish Close of Lakewood says she still plans to support her husband, Evan, when he runs in the Boston Marathon again on Monday. They were there one year ago when bombs exploded at the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. “We heard it and we felt it, and then we saw ambulances […]

  • Girls’ Facebook Fight Leads to Brutal Assault

    *Warning: some of the video is violent* AKRON, Ohio– A dispute between girls that started on Facebook, ends with a huge fight, and it’s all caught on video. Three teenagers and a toddler were taken to the hospital and four other teens were taken to jail. “She just grabbed me by my hair, started punching me, broke my phone and kicked me and stuff, and she got off me and another girl came to me and she started doing the […]

  • Business Owner Says Shooting Suspect’s Behavior Was ‘Erratic’

    WESTLAKE, Ohio–  An elderly man is behind bars accused of a weekend shooting spree that kept a west side community on edge. Two businesses were struck by bullets, but fortunately, no one was hurt. Robert Godwin, 74, of Cleveland is being held in the Westlake City Jail. He is expected to be arraigned Friday on various firearms charges. “The bullet came through the window right here, pierced obviously the blind here, came through to the chandelier, which has a glass […]

  • Community Rallies for Justice in Gas Station Clerk’s Death

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio–An emotional vigil Wednesday night as a community rallied to demand justice for a gas station clerk gunned down during a robbery. Just before 11:00 p.m., Monday, a gunman, captured on surveillance video, stormed into the Prime Station gas station and shot 41-year-old Babul Kumer Saha in the head at close range. He died at the hospital. “I know tonight’s beautiful, but we have to remember them after tonight and make sure we take care of their family. They’re […]

  • Photos Show Suspect in Deadly Gas Station Shooting

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio–Maple Heights police have released new surveillance photos of a man who killed a clerk during a gas station robbery. Police returned to the Prime Station gas station on Granger Road Tuesday afternoon as officers searched for the suspect. Just before 11:00 p.m., Monday, a gunman, captured on surveillance video, stormed into the convenience store and shot the clerk in the head at close range. “He was right here. That guy was texting somebody on the phone and […]