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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
  • 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. […]

  • From Man’s Best Friend to Lifesaver: Dog Alerts Family to Fire

    CLEVELAND–An elderly woman and her grandson said their family dog saved them from their burning home. The house was destroyed, but they got out unharmed. Robert Keys said he got a Rottweiler puppy, named Zeus, as a watchdog for his mother three years ago. “I figured he’d be a good dog for her. It paid off,” said Keys. “Oh, I’m so grateful. The Lord is good. That’s my angel,” said his mother, Mary Keys. Mary, 89, believes Zeus saved her […]

  • Officer, Infant Among Those Injured in House Fire

    BARBERTON, Ohio–Five people, including a police officer and infant, are hurt when flames and an explosion tear through an apartment house. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire. “Everybody lived, I mean that was a blessing from God,” said neighbor, Ron Michael. The five people were injured when a multi-unit home on Third Street, NW in Barberton went up in flames around 7:00 a.m. Thursday. “Three older people downstairs, and you had one girl up there, four people […]

  • Students, Families ‘Shocked’ Over HS Hazing Accusations

    AKRON, Ohio– Eleven Coventry High School wrestlers are suspended from school after an alleged hazing incident before a wrestling match. Now, Summit County sheriff’s deputies are trying to determine if the case warrants criminal charges. Two of the students are being recommended for expulsion, and the superintendent also suspended the wrestling head coach. “We have a very strict policy on bullying and harassment and hazing, and we did call this a hazing incident, and we certainly will not tolerate it,” […]

  • CLE Fighting to Host ’16 Republican National Convention

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio always plays a crucial role in deciding presidential elections, but in 2016 the Buckeye State could be an even bigger part of the process. Cleveland is one of three Ohio cities trying to host the Republican National Convention. In the summer of 2012, the Republican National Convention to nominate Mitt Romney was held in Tampa, Fla., bringing in millions of dollars to the city’s economy. The city of Cleveland hopes in 2016 it can reap the […]

  • Snow Complaints: Some Residents Say Side Streets Not Clear

    CLEVELAND– Some people spent much of Thursday digging out from Wednesday’s winter storm. While most highways and major roads were clear by the afternoon, some Cleveland residents said it was still tough to drive on side streets in their neighborhoods. City leaders said they always plow the main streets first. They said they began plowing the side streets at midnight, ahead of schedule. Cleveland snow plow crews worked through the night clearing and salting residential streets. FOX 8 caught up […]

  • Former Funeral Director Admits Poisoning, Killing Wife

    CLEVELAND– After more than two decades of denials, a former Northeast Ohio funeral director now admits he killed his third wife by poisoning her with cyanide. “I put the cyanide in the salt shaker. I left for Chicago, knowing that she would use the salt,” Robert Girts, 60, told Cuyahaga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Jackson, admitting what many people thought all along. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and insurance fraud, saying he poisoned his 42-year-old wife, Diane Girts, […]

  • Former Girlfriend of Murder Suspect Speaks Out

    CLEVELAND– The man accused of shooting a mother and daughter, killing the five-year-old, faced a judge Thursday morning. Meanwhile, one of his former girlfriends tells FOX 8 that the suspect told her, he did not mean to do it. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Charles Patton, Jr. set bond at $5 million for Geoffrey Gurkovich, 32. He is charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of Jermani Brooks and is accused of shooting her mother, Noni Brooks, 33, who survived. […]

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    Bond Set for Crossburn Avenue Shooting Suspect

    CLEVELAND — The man accused of shooting a mother and daughter, killing the girl, was in court Thursday morning. Judge Charles Patton Jr. set bond for Geoffrey Gurkovich at $5 million and ordered no contact with any witnesses. Gurkovich, 32, was charged with aggravated murder in the death of Jermani Brooks, 5. He’s accused of firing into the SUV she, her mother, and two other children were sitting in on Crossburn Avenue in Cleveland Sunday night. Noni Brooks, 33, was […]