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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    Christmas lights extravaganza will continue to shine at North Ridgeville house

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH – The lights won’t be dimming on a popular holiday display in North Ridgeville, despite an order that some of the decorations be removed. Thousands of people had signed an online petition to preserve the huge Christmas display on Cambridge Drive; the homeowner went door-to-door drumming up his own support.  It appeared their efforts were not in vain. “I do it pretty much all myself and I’m out here in the cold,” said homeowner Bob Mangan as […]

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    CLEVELAND – Is Black Friday still going strong, or are shoppers over it? Online shopping has greatly impacted how often people go to stores on a busy shopping day. Check out Lorrie Taylor’s entire story above. Check out your Black Friday guide right here.

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    Cleveland leaders step up conversations on how to deal with possible protests

    CLEVELAND– Sunday marks one year since the Tamir Rice shooting. While the investigation continues, city and police leaders are stepping up conversations on how to deal with possible protests. They are trying to avoid a repeat of the problems that followed the not guilty verdict in the Michael Brelo trial. There were some problems handling protesters after the Brelo decision. Dozens of men and women who were protesting the verdict last May were held over the Memorial Day Weekend without being charged […]

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    The key to avoiding a travel nightmare at Hopkins Airport this holiday

    Do you have plans to fly out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport this Thanksgiving? FOX 8’s Lorrie Taylor says if your flight has you arriving at the terminal between 6 a.m.-8 a.m., you could be in for a travel nightmare. Watch Lorrie’s report in the video above. Lorrie says if you haven’t booked your flight, schedule your arrival after 8 a.m., and you shouldn’t have any trouble getting to your gate.

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    Necessities for Less: Buying a home

    Is home ownership important to you? Whether you’re a first time buyer or thinking about taking that next big step, a mortgage is a necessity for just about everyone. Call For Action reporter, Lorrie Taylor, has advice from a local expert who says you can get a loan for less. Watch her report above; CLICK HERE for more.

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    Necessities for less: Secrets of the pros on car-buying

    Cars are big-ticket items and most of us spend years paying for them. Call for Action reporter Lorrie Taylor says you can save a fortune if you know the secrets of the pros. She shows you how in necessities for less. Watch her report above; CLICK HERE for more.  

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    Necessities for less: Saving you money on insurance

    If your home or car has ever been damaged, you know how unexpected repairs can be. Call for Action reporter Lorrie Taylor says insurance is one of those necessities you can get for less. Watch her report above. CLICK HERE for other necessities for less.

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    How to get a retirement plan for less

    A retirement plan is one of the costliest things you’ll pay for in your lifetime. That doesn’t mean you have to spend as much as the next person to get one. If you’re like most Americans, you haven’t given your retirement plan a lot of thought and you’re wondering if you’ll ever catch up. According to one local expert, it’s possible and he has some great advice on how to do it. Call for Action reporter Lorrie Taylor has some […]

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    I-Team exclusive: Horseshoe Casino dealer speaks out about cheating accusations

    Robert Brown, 57, is ready for trick-or-treat at his home on Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills.  What he never expected on this night before All Hallows Eve, was the trick would be on him. “We saw that the County had indicted you for cheating,” said I-Team Reporter Lorrie Taylor, with whom Brown spoke exclusively. “They did?” he asked while standing in his front door. “Yes, for cheating at poker. What happened?” asked Taylor. “A fluke is what happened,” said Brown. He had […]

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    Man behind the mask in string of robberies is revealed, authorities say

    The man behind the skeleton mask on Circle-K security video, seen terrorizing a Lodi store clerk with a knife on October 20 has been exposed by Medina County and Lodi authorities. Investigators told Fox8 he is Nathan Holsman, 29, from Valley City, just west of Strongsville.  Investigators, acting on a tip, executed a search warrant at his home Monday night.  He was taken into custody; evidence, including a skeleton mask and kitchen knife was seized. “I don’t believe he has […]

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    One arrested following day care beating; Cleveland police searching for second employee

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