Lorrie is a nationally recognized investigative reporter whose work has saved lives, changed Ohio law and put criminals behind bars.

Lorrie Taylor is the recipient of a National Edward R. Murrow Award, one of broadcast journalism’s highest honors. She also holds two National Headliner Awards, five regional Murrow’s and several regional Emmy’s. Lorrie has been honored by the society of Professional Journalists with two first place awards for her work in the areas of Criminal Justice and the Environment. Lorrie has also been recognized by the Newspaper Guild of America for her work on behalf of troubled viewers.

After 24 years at Fox8 News, seven with the award winning Fox8 News I-Team, Lorrie now heads the Call for Action Unit where she works to educate consumers and solve their problems. After viewers complained their homes were being stolen, Lorrie exposed a local real estate company’s practice of taking homes from the poor and elderly. Her series of investigations led to the conviction and imprisonment of both company owners. An investigation of shoddy home improvements made through Cleveland’s Repair A Home Program prompted the city to open an investigation into work done on more then three dozen houses with a pledge by city officials to repair any problems found.

Lorrie has traveled the world on behalf of viewers in need of her help. A local physician and a Catholic Priest both received life saving kidney transplants after Lorrie investigated the government’s refusal to grant medical visas to their donors. Lorrie also helped reunite an Army veteran with his Vietnamese wife after the woman was denied entry into the United States.

Lorrie’s investigative work led to substantial reforms of the Ohio Athletic Commission and a change in Ohio law after uncovering State Official’s failure to protect amateur boxers from unknowingly competing against professionals. Lorrie also exposed a case of mistaken identity by the State of Ohio that forced a mentally challenged man to live without his family for thirty years. He’s now been reunited with his loved ones.

Prior to joining WJW in 1984, Lorrie worked at WRCB in Chattanooga, Tennessee as a host and field producer for PM Magazine. Lorrie also worked as an anchor, reporter and weather forecaster during her time at the station.

Lorrie is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Society of Environmental Journalists, The Society of Professional Journalists and The Cleveland Press Club. Lorrie was also the recipient of a 2006 fellowship from the Society of Environmental Journalists and is a former Board of Governor for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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    Police Chief Williams : no RNC arrests on Tuesday, total still at 5 for convention

    CLEVELAND – The second night of the RNC convention was relatively quiet, according to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams. Overview of yesterday's protests and demonstrations: more active and larger than prior days, still at 5 arrests total relative to #RNCinCLE — Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) July 20, 2016 Officers handled one situation involving a protester with a mini bullhorn. Law enforcement from various agencies also stood by at 9th and Lakeside readying for a confrontation with an approaching group Williams said […]

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    Cleveland police chief: 5 arrests since the start of the RNC, strong message for masked protestors

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams gave an update on the city’s status as Day 2 of the Republican National Convention began on Tuesday. Williams said that so far, things were going well. “Yesterday was not too bad, but we’re not going to let our guard down.” Since the start of the RNC, there have been 5 arrests made. Two arrests were from Monday which involved someone trying to steal a gas mask and then an […]

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    Donald Trump arrives at Burke Lakefront Airport

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Donald Trump has officially arrived in Cleveland at Burke Lakefront Airport. His plane arrived at around 7:20 p.m. A large motorcade and a contingent of troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were on site at the airport. Troopers were on motorcycle, and a bomb sniffing dog was also on scene. A car carrying some of Trump’s campaign staff was involved in a minor accident on the way from Trump Tower in New York to LaGuardia Airport before his flight to […]

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    Organizers reveal plan for ‘Stop Trump’ rally, march Monday

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — National organizers for the Coalition to Stop Trump on Sunday revealed final plans for their ‘Stop Trump’ rally and march set for Monday. More than 40 trade unions, immigrant rights, student and anti-war organizations are part of the effort, according to a release from the group. Organizers say the event will begin at noon at Mall A in downtown Cleveland. The group will then march to Public Square. The group plans to march down Prospect to as close to the […]

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    Protesters take to the streets of Cleveland ahead of the RNC

    CLEVELAND – Representatives from the Convention of Oppressed were in Cleveland on Saturday to speak out about Donald Trump and his stance on police brutality. “What we’ve said is enough is enough, it`s time for black unity, black solidarity, to working together for the interest of the community and the interest of the people,” said James Evans. James Muhammad from Black Educators for Justice says he came from Jacksonville, Florida to work with other African Americans to create a platform that […]

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    Eating well during the RNC: Great food coming from farm in Huron County

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    RNC’s Standing Rules Committee prevents “Dump Trump” movement from gaining traction

    CLEVELAND – The RNC’s Standing Rules Committee prevented the “Dump Trump” movement from gaining any traction at its summer meeting on Monday. The committee voted not to change the rules in a way that would allow delegates to vote their conscience and skew proceedings in favor of one candidate over another. Ohio committee member Jim Dicke told Fox 8 the Republican Party, as a private organization, had the right to suspend the rules under which it operates and write new […]

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    Keep with the Republican National Convention, download the RNC 2016 app

    CLEVELAND – The RNC 2016 Official App is the place to go for all your convention information. Anyone interested in seeing what`s happening on the convention floor or listen to one of the speakers need look no further than the palm of their hand. “We`ll be live streaming the entire convention program as well as featuring 360 degree cameras.” Director of Regional Media, Alee Lockman, says 360 degree cameras will give users a look at every nook and cranny of the […]

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    GOP’s delegate point person learns Cleveland’s gems

    CLEVELAND–  Cleveland is rolling out the welcome mat for Republican delegates headed for the city the week of July 18. They’ll all need to know where to go and what to do when they arrive and the Republican National Convention has someone special ready to answer their questions. FOX 8’s Lorrie Taylor introduces us to the deputy director of delegate experience.

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    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport getting ready to reveal finished renovations

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland will unveil its new and improved airport Monday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The $36 million renovation project includes a $10 million parking canopy over the outside curb, lots of welcoming flowers and floor to ceiling windows that allow for natural light inside the terminal. Fox 8’s Lorrie Taylor talked to a few travelers that like what they see and believe RNC delegates will too.

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    Driver who caused I-90 crash near Eddy Road to be charged

    BRATENAHL – Investigators from the Ohio State Highway Patrol were still gathering facts Saturday morning to determine the cause of Friday’s multi-vehicle crash on I-90 eastbound near the Eddy Road exit. “The pickup truck drifted off the road striking a disabled vehicle,” said Sgt. Adam Doles from the Cleveland Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Doles said the driver of an F-150 pickup truck admitted to starting the chain-reaction crash that shut down I-90 around 11:30 Friday morning. The freeway did […]

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