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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.


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  • 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 […]

  • Storm Creates Scary Moments at Summit County Music School

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio– After a picture-perfect holiday weekend, Mother Nature unleashed torrential rain and destructive winds on parts of Northeast Ohio, Tuesday afternoon. Huge trees littered the parking lot after they came crashing down onto vehicles parked in the back lot of the Fairlawn School of Music on North Cleveland-Massillon Road in Bath Township. “Before we even started the lesson, the students and I just started looking out the window because it got really crazy; it was crazy wind, crazy […]

  • Lights, Camera, Detours! Closures Begin Tuesday for Travolta Film

    CLEVELAND– Drivers beware. Downtown detours could impact your commute starting Tuesday morning. That’s when filming is set to begin on yet another movie being shot  in Cleveland. Over the past three years, Cleveland has become a movie mecca as a place to film blockbuster Hollywood movies, like the ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ “I think it’s good for the city of Cleveland that more movies are starting to come down here. It’s bringing business into town. People […]

  • Couple Talks About Being Trapped in ‘Terrifying’ Floods

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio–This week’s severe flooding in Northeast Ohio has prompted officials in Summit County to declare a state of emergency. They hope the county will be eligible for state or federal aid to help impacted residents recover. Meanwhile, one family that could use the help, described their harrowing story about how they lost their possessions, but not their lives. “We’re thinking about our family and if we can get some aid that would be wonderful. There’s been loss. We […]

  • Flooding Frustrations: North Olmsted Residents Pack Meeting for Answers

    NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio–Angry North Olmsted residents sounded off at city leaders well into the night Thursday, angry about flooded basements from Monday night’s severe storms. Hundreds of enraged residents packed North Olmsted High School to voice their concerns about flooding caused by the storms that damaged homes across the city. “Do you have any idea what you did to these people out here? Do you have any idea? They have photo albums; they have wedding pictures; they have their little […]

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    RNC Selection: List of Cities Narrowed Down Next Week

    We could learn next week whether Cleveland is still in the running to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The site selection committee is expected to announce which cities made the next round of cuts next Thursday. Cleveland is competing with Cincinnati, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City and Las Vegas to host the convention. April 30, a small group of RNC site committee members visited Cleveland for a technical visit to determine whether the city has the qualifications to host the […]

  • 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 […]