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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
  • Plane crash in Willoughby Hills 8/25/14

    Witness on deadly plane crash: Something was wrong, you could hear it

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Four people have died in a plane crash in Willoughby Hills. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the 1999 Cessna went down just after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport.  It crashed at Bishop Road and Curtiss Wright Parkway around 10 p.m. Monday. The crash happened on the Lake County side of Bishop Road. “Right now we do have four confirmed killed in the crash,” Zemelka said. “We are still trying to figure out who was […]

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    Understanding Parkinson’s: A local doctor’s battle with the disease

    Many people were shocked by the news that came out on Thursday that actor and comedian 63-year-old Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s when he took his own life on Monday. A Northeast Ohio doctor says many people with Parkinson’s disease suffer from depression and anxiety. He also says work is being done locally to find treatments for the disease. “I need a cure. I’m too young to have this disease,” said Karen Jaffe. Dr. Jaffe of […]

  • Paying tribute: Friends describe Cory Barron as ‘happy’, ‘full of life’

    FREMONT, Ohio — Happy, caring, and full of life. That’s how friends say they will remember Cory Barron. Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil Thursday night to remember the 22-year-old who disappeared and was later found dead after a Cleveland concert. People gathered in front of Fremont Ross High School in Sandusky County, creating a sea of purple and white, the school colors, to remember Cory. “It has shown how quick we can come together, a state of need […]

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    Police: Cory Barron may have fallen down garbage chute into dumpster

    NEW RUSSIA TWP., Ohio — Authorities announced on Tuesday that the body of a man discovered at Republic Services Landfill in New Russia Township Tuesday is Cory Barron. The 22-year-old from Fremont disappeared from the Jason Aldean concert at Progressive Field on Friday. Family members reported him missing on Saturday. On Tuesday, Cleveland police said they received information from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office that a body had been found and officers responded to the location. The Lorain County Coroner’s Office […]

  • Search for answers continues after man disappeared from concert

    CLEVELAND — The FBI has been called in to help search for a man who  disappeared after a concert downtown Friday night. Cleveland police officers spent the day Monday searching for 22-year-old Cory Barron. The man from Fremont, Ohio was last seen around 9:30 Friday night at a Jason Aldean concert held at Progressive Field. “During the concert, he left his assigned seat area and went to visit some other people. When he left his second group of friends, we […]

  • Hundreds celebrate life, legacy of boxer killed in car accident

    CLEVELAND–A fight against violence and an expression of love. Hundreds of people turned out to remember a national boxing champion killed in an accident that began with an argument. They attended a rally and vigil Friday night to show just how valuable 26-year-old Cashmere Jackson was to them. While chanting her nickname, ‘Cash,’ relatives and friends walked along East 55th Street to the spot close to where she died. “This my baby, God’s gift to me was Cashmere. Cashmere been […]

  • ‘One of the greatest amateur boxers’ killed in bizarre car accident

    CLEVELAND — A nationally renowned female boxer is killed in a bizarre car accident.  One woman was arrested after an incident that police say began as an argument and fender bender. “She won three national titles. She won USA National three years in a row, then she went to the world, and got a bronze metal in Russia,” said Renard Safo, who coached and trained 26-year-old Cashmere Jackson. Safo says boxing was her passion. “She started when she was 14 […]

  • Woman dead, man seriously injured in house explosion in Orwell

    ORWELL, Ohio — A 27-year-old woman has died in a house explosion on Montgomery Road in Orwell, Wednesday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol told FOX 8’s Kevin Freeman that the family had been smelling gas for a couple of weeks. Authorities said a man went upstairs on Wednesday and lit a cigarette and that’s when the house exploded; he was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. Ashtabula County Sheriff Bill Johnson confirmed the explosion […]

  • Video appears to show thieves after certain car part at local repair shop

    CLEVELAND — Caught on camera. Suspected thieves, apparently looking for quick cash, stealing parts from cars waiting to be serviced. It’s the second time one repair shop has been hit this year. “You’ll see them throwing tools. There are some of the tools, some jack handle. There’s the guy. There’s the converter, another converter,” said Mike Cander as he describes the video. Surveillance cameras capture what appears to be three men stealing catalytic converters from three cars at Best Buy […]

  • Pork problem: Bringing home the bacon getting more difficult

    Bringing home the bacon may be a lot harder and pricier in coming weeks.  A shortage of pork, due to sick and dying piglets, is drastically decreasing the supply. According to experts, pork production is down more than five percent, but prices could go up as much as 15 percent. “Bacon shortage makes me very sad, yes,” said Kim Findley. Pork, especially bacon, is a popular menu item at Fahrenheit Restaurant in Tremont. “It’s one of the four food groups. […]

  • Writer who broke LeBron story talks to FOX 8 about exclusive

    CLEVELAND — The Sports Illustrated writer who broke the story of LeBron’s return was in Cleveland Friday night. Lee Jenkins told FOX 8’s Kevin Freeman that he felt the need to be here to see the excitement on the streets of Cleveland for himself and to re-unite with people whose actions had become a symbol of the pain of LeBron’s departure four years ago. “I was able to talk with him for a little while yesterday and you know kind […]

  • Police: Teen attack on RTA bus was not random

    CLEVELAND — Another violent incident is reported on an RTA bus, but investigators say the latest attack was not random. Surveillance video from an RTA bus shows what police describe as a man stabbing a teenager with a knife.  They say it happened around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday on the number 26 bus heading westbound near West 25th Street and Detroit Avenue in Cleveland. “You just never know. It could happen to anybody,” said one regular rider. But according to an […]