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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
  • Neighbors in Barberton: ‘It’s Devastating’

    BARBERTON, OH — Two teenagers are dead after a family of four was shot inside their home in Barberton. The suspect or suspects remain at large. “I wish whoever did it would come forward and say why they did it. If you’re man enough to take two children’s lives, you’re man enough to say why you did it,” said family friend Sheena Cates. Just before 7:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, officers responded to a home on 7th Street Northeast […]

  • Family of Woman ‘Fighting For Life’ Makes Plea to Driver

    An accident leads to road rage, then police say one of the drivers assaulted the other one, ran over her and drove off. Gwendolyn Young, 27, is listed in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center. Her family is pleading for the driver to come forward. “I want anybody who seen anything to please call Bratenahl police because my sister is fighting for her life; please help our family,” said Young’s sister, Tenisha Caldwell. “If you know any information find it […]

  • Residents Prepare for Possible Flooding

    WILLOWICK, OH — Many residents will be watching local rivers and keeping an eye on their basements this weekend as several inches of rain are predicted to fall in Northeast Ohio. “It was a complete catastrophe — complete destruction — the water came up to here, so I’m not sure what that is, but that’s at least level with my knee,” recalls James Burnett. Last July, the Burnetts’ basement on Oakdale Road in Willowick was flooded when severe summer storms […]

  • Wellington Student Dies While Playing Soccer

    WELLINGTON, Ohio – It was a somber day at a Northeast Ohio school, after a student died suddenly Tuesday night.  The teen died just hours after playing in a school basketball game. The Lorain County coroner is still trying to determine how Andrew Guyer, 13, died. “Rest in Peace,” “Never Forgotten,” “You will be missed.”  Those are some of the handwritten messages to 13-year old Drew Guyer from his classmates at McCormick Middle School in the Lorain County community of […]

  • Police: Mom Punches Students Over Social Media Fight

    BEDFORD, Ohio– An online fight between two teenage girls leads to a mother going to her daughter’s school and punching two students, according to police. She’s also accused of having a loaded gun on her. Falesia Clark, 45, is in the Bedford City Jail on a $1 million bond. She is charged with two counts of assault, trespassing, and carrying a concealed weapon on school grounds. Law enforcement officials said the judge set the bond for Clark so high because […]

  • Suspect in 9-Year-Old’s Murder Places 911 Call

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio–The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said Monday night that preliminary autopsy results from the Wayne County coroner show that Reann Murphy died as a result of strangulation. The nine-year-old girl’s body was discovered in a dumpster near her home. Jerrod Metsker, 24, is being held in the Wayne County jail on a $1 million bond. He is charged with aggravated murder, accused of killing the child. “She didn’t deserve to die, but she didn’t deserve to be in […]

  • Officers’ Snowball Fight Caught on Camera

    CLEVELAND — Inappropriate or innocent fun? A video is lighting up Facebook showing several Cleveland police officers having a snowball fight while appearing to be on-duty. The man who shot the video says he was upset by the activity in front of his home. He posted the video on his Facebook page Wednesday night and people have been sharing it, including sending it to FOX 8. Although it’s dark outside, the video clearly shows Cleveland police cars in the video […]

  • Two Police-Involved Shootings in Two Days

    CLEVELAND — Authorities are investigating two police-involved shootings in two days. Coincidentally, both incidents happened while federal investigators are in Cleveland this week to look into the Cleveland Police Department’s pattern of the use of deadly force. Police Sgt. Sammy Morris tells FOX 8 there have been six police-involved shootings this year with four suspects being struck. None of the suspects died. Cleveland police say detectives were investigating 29-year-old Xavier Hempstead, accusing him of burglary and possessing guns. According to […]

  • Store Manager Maced As Shoplifters Make Off With North Face Jackets

    AKRON– A local store manager is maced while trying to stop two shoplifters. Police are still looking for the women responsible. Just before 7 p.m. Sunday, two women walked into the Dick’s Sporting Goods store on Howe Avenue in Akron. After several minutes, the store manager noticed something suspicious. “Went over to a rack where they got North Face jackets. They had a big black, what appeared to be a purse, but probably a bag, started shoving all of the […]

  • Willard Evacuations in Place Through Holiday

    WILLARD, OH — Willard High School will offer free Thanksgiving dinner to families Thursday after a train derailment, which caused a chemical spill, forced them to evacuate. Latest update on the evacuation zone: unfortunately, the area immediately impacted by the chemical spill is still off-limits tonight.— City of Willard (@CityofWillard) November 27, 2013 It is our hope and expectation that most of the impacted residents will be able to return to their homes sometime tomorrow.— City of Willard (@CityofWillard) November […]

  • Travel Trouble: Winter Storm Could Create Challenges

    Getting over the river and through the woods could be a travel challenge this Thanksgiving. Forecasters are predicting a major snowstorm to slam the East Coast. Parts of Northeast Ohio are under a winter storm warning beginning on Tuesday. Even if the snow does not pile up at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, travelers could still feel the effects. “I hope that the forecasters are wrong,” said Anita Brooks. Brooks was boarding a flight for New Jersey to visit relatives for Thanksgiving. […]

  • Priceless Relics Stolen from Church

    CLEVELAND — Priceless relics are missing from a local church, including items that are more than 120 years old. Sometime Wednesday, thieves broke into St. Albans Episcopal Church on Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights. According to church business manager and lay preacher Mark Webster, they came in through a downstairs window and broke into two offices behind the sanctuary. “They took a fire extinguisher and used it as a sledgehammer and literally just smashed the lock,” said Webster. But […]