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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
  • Mom ‘Grateful’ Suspects in Teen’s Death Off Streets

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio– Three teenagers are behind bars, accused of playing a role in the shooting death of a 15-year old boy. All of them had attended a party at a recreation center when the shots were fired. “Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call. I turned my back and left it all,” read Nequita Pierce, as she read a poem that […]

  • Call for Justice a Year After Women Found Murdered

    CLEVELAND– One year after a mother of eight was found dead in a field, her family gathered to remember her, demand answers and call for an end to violence against women. She is one of several women killed in the same Cleveland neighborhood within months of each other. Cleveland police said all of the murders remain unsolved, and right now, they are investigating them as separate crimes. “We just want to know, who killed our mother?” asked Shana Johnson, the […]

  • Massive Fire at Old Potato Chip Factory Under Control

    CLEVELAND– About 80 firefighters battled a massive fire at the old Dan-Dee potato chip factory on East 65th St. and Sidaway Ave. in Cleveland. The blaze broke out just before 8:30 p.m., Tuesday night. Six to eight families were asked to leave their homes because of the smoke and flames, but were allowed to return home a short time later. Fire officials said the building was being used to store materials. No one was injured. The fire is under control; […]

  • ‘Never Forget': Family, Friends Remember Teen Killed Leaving Party

    GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio–A Northeast Ohio community rallies together to remember a teenager who was gunned down while leaving a party at a recreation center. As relatives and friends grieved at a candlelight vigil Friday night, police continue to search for his killer. “We need somebody out here that was out here that night to report to crime, cause a crime took place that took place that took a young person’s life,” said community activist, James Box. Family, friends and an […]

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    Prosecutors Seek Warrant to Bring Prade Back to Prison

    AKRON, Ohio — A judge will be asked to issue a bench warrant to have former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade picked up and returned to prison to serve the rest of his life sentence, according to Brad Gessner with the criminal division of the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office. Prade has been ordered to appear at a status hearing Thursday at 9 a.m. The 9th district Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that an Akron judge erred when she declared Prade […]

  • Giving Nationwide Attention to the Amy Mihaljevic Case

    There is an expanded search to find the person who killed 10-year-old Amy Mihaljevic more than two decades ago. The FBI is hoping nationwide attention will help solve the murder case of the girl from Bay Village. Last year, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office hired retired FBI agent Phil Torsney to work specifically on the Mihaljevic case. Most people recognize her name in Northeast Ohio, but investigators hope by making it a household name across the country, it can help […]

  • Craigslist Crimes: Teen Robbed During iPhone Sales

    EUCLID, OH — A teenager was robbed at gunpoint twice in three days. Police say he was trying to sell iPhones to people on Craigslist. Surveillance video shows a man running from the Sunoco gas station at East 222nd Street and Miller Avenue in Euclid around 6:15 p.m. on February 6. “I’ve been here for going on 12 years now. This kind of stuff doesn’t happen here, so it’s alarming. It’s disturbing to see it happen in my parking lot,” […]

  • Better Understanding? Deadly Shooting Re-created

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio–What really happened the night of a Cleveland police chase that ended in a deadly shooting more than a year ago? State investigators returned to the scene Saturday to re-create it. The actual cars involved in the deadly November 29, 2012 police chase were brought back to the parking lot of Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland Saturday morning. That’s where a chase, lasting more than 20 minutes, ended with 13 Cleveland police officers firing 137 rounds into […]

  • Authorities to Re-enact Deadly Police-Involved Shooting

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio–East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton told FOX 8 that he was informed by his police chief, Ralph Spotts, that authorities will re-enact the deadly police-involved shooting that followed a chase from Cleveland to East Cleveland that happened in November of 2012. Mayor Norton said he was told that the re-enactment will happen Saturday morning around 9 a.m. and that BCI will rope off the area around Heritage Middle School where the chase ended and the shooting happened. East […]

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    RNC Launches Poll to Vote for Favorite Convention City

    CLEVELAND– Cleveland is among eight cities hoping to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. And, now the RNC has launched a poll that lets you vote for your favorite city. CLICK HERE if you’d like to vote. (Note: due to many people on the site, it may take awhile to load.) The RNC said the results will be shared with the selection committee. On Monday, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and other city leaders got their chance to sell Cleveland […]

  • Cleveland Officials Pitch Bid for RNC in Washington D.C.

    WASHINGTON D.C. — National Republicans are one step closer to choosing where to hold their next convention and it could be in Cleveland. Local leaders were in Washington Monday, trying to convince committee members to hold it in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland is among eight cities, including Columbus and Cincinnati, trying to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. Mayor Frank Jackson and other city leaders got their chance to sell Cleveland to the Republican National Committee. Mayor Jackson and other government, […]

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    Cleveland Officials Headed to D.C. to Pitch Bid for RNC

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Where will the Republican party hold its political convention in 2016? Cleveland is a possibility. City leaders are headed to Washington, getting ready to pitch their bid to host the large event. On Monday, city officials from eight cities will give presentations to the Republican National Committee. Originally, about two dozen cities were contacted about hosting the convention. Cleveland joins Columbus, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Denver, Dallas and Phoenix in vying for the convention. Mayor Frank […]