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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 protest police-involved shooting death of 12-year-old boy

    CLEVELAND — Community members show up in force to protest the police-related shooting death of a 12-year old boy. A crowd of people, including community activists and relatives and friends of 12-year old Tamir Rice, marched around the Cudell Recreation Center on Cleveland’s west side to protest his death. “I want to thank everybody for supporting my little brother and I don’t know why they did that. He was only 12, he wanted to play basketball with the NBA, he […]

  • Deep freeze turns dangerous: Woman found outside suffering from hypothermia

    CLEVELAND- The cold weather in Northeast Ohio is not just uncomfortable, but it can also be dangerous.  A local woman is taken to the hospital after she was found outside suffering from severe hypothermia. As of Wednesday afternoon, the woman was listed in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center, according to city spokesman Dan Williams. “I was leaving out, coming out of my driveway and she was right here, with her face in the snow,” said neighbor Brittany Wilson. People […]

  • Firefighters, paramedics protest possible plan to hire private ambulance company

    BROOK PARK, Ohio- Firefighters and paramedics from across the area joined fellow firefighters in Brook Park for a demonstration before Tuesday night’s city council meeting. “Privatizing EMS is unsafe, unfair and hurts us all,” said Matt Wright, president of the firefighter’s union, Local 1141. “They’re fighting for their future and I’m fighting for the future of this city,” said Brook Park Mayor Tom Coyne. Firefighters are protesting a potential plan by Mayor Tom Coyne to hire a private ambulance company […]

  • Kenan Ivery, 35

    Man accused of shooting and killing Akron police officer pleads not guilty

    AKRON, Ohio – The man accused of killing an off-duty Akron police officer and shooting four others plead not guilty to several charges Tuesday morning. Kenan Ivery, 35, is accused of killing Justin Winebernner, 32, and injuring four others. The shooting happened early Sunday at Papa Don’s Pub after Ivery was told to leave the bar. Ivery did leave but he returned with a gun. Police Chief James Nice told FOX 8 that Winebrenner and two other men, David Wokaty […]

  • Some roads hazardous for morning commute

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The work week started with a messy commute in parts of Northeast Ohio. The tricky travel conditions caused several counties to issue a Level 1 snow emergency. Those counties impacted are: Crawford, Holmes, Huron, and Richland. A level 1 snow emergency has also been issued for the city of Willard.  Officials say roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.  They are urging drivers to be cautious on the roads. Follow the latest weather updates RIGHT HERE. […]

  • ODOT: Crews fully staffed as latest winter wallop hits NE Ohio

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — From the east side to the west side, many people remember how crippling the snow was when it pummeled Northeast Ohio late last week. It turned into a snowy Sunday evening in Northeast Ohio; time for round two. “I drive in it all the time, it’s Cleveland. I’ve been living here for 59 years, it is what it is,” said one driver. Follow the latest weather updates RIGHT HERE. Late last week, the first snow of the […]

  • ‘The first is the worst’: Crews prepare for first blast of snow

    CLEVELAND — The Veterans Day holiday ended a little early for some ODOT snow plow drivers.  Crews were called into work at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday to prepare for the first winter blast of the season. “It’s coming to soon,” said one Northeast Ohio resident. “We got salt ready, but we’re not really wanting it to come yet,” said another resident. “We at ODOT like to say the first is the worst when it comes to motorists and getting their winter […]

  • Shaker Heights to enforce parking bans during snowstorms

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH — The next time there is a major snowfall, drivers need to be careful about where they park in one Cleveland suburb. Shaker Heights will join other cities by enforcing a parking ban during significant snowstorms. Who could forget last winter? At times it was harsh and brutal. Because of that, starting November 27th, the city of Shaker Heights will ban drivers from parking on residential streets when snowfall exceeds two inches. “It’s understandable, but I think […]

  • Salt dome- FOX 8 image

    With snow creeping in, how is the salt stacking up?

    With snow creeping into the forecast, many cities are checking their salt supplies and gearing up for what could be the first snowfall of the season.  Last winter was so snowy for so long, some cities ran dangerously low on road salt. “Every city was hit hard with ice and snow and salt was at a premium.  This year, we are loaded and ready for the first event,” said John Becker, superintendent of public works for the city of Shaker […]

  • Brazen break-ins are especially concerning in NE Ohio community

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio- A Northeast Ohio community is on edge after a rash of break-ins involving homes and cars. What’s especially troubling is police say some happened while families were asleep inside. “We got a call from the police department. I guess everybody in the neighborhood got a call, regarding what was going on, that everybody should keep their stuff locked up, make sure they don’t keep their doors open, the car, and stuff like that,” said Beachwood resident Carl Horowitz. […]

  • Mayor Jackson says there’s a good reason traffic cameras should stay

    CLEVELAND- Days before Cleveland voters decide whether to ban traffic cameras in the city, Mayor Frank Jackson is speaking out about why he feels the 64 speed and red light cameras should stay. Kevin Freeman has the one-on-one interview in the video above. Click here for ballot information on Issue 35- traffic cameras. Click for continuing coverage on Election Day: Nov. 4.

  • Preparing for home opener

    Cavs countdown: Fans ready for epic home opener!

    CLEVELAND- Thursday night, Cleveland Cavaliers fans hope to be celebrating a victory. Crews spent Wednesday evening getting downtown ready for a huge party before, during and after the team’s home opener, and, of course, the return of LeBron James. **Be sure to tune to FOX 8 News in the morning Thursday beginning at 6 a.m. for our LIVE coverage from the Q.** Wednesday night, crews were building the stage that will host a free concert and watch party, directly across […]