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.


Recent Articles
  • Ohio Senator Larry Obhof presenting Dick with the gavel used to pass HB60 – Goddards Law in the Senate

    Goddard’s Law passes, now awaits Governor Kasich’s signature

    COLUMBUS, Ohio —  Goddard’s Law has passed and will be official after Governor Kasich signs it. Goddard’s Law, or House Bill 60, will make it a fifth-degree felony to knowingly cause serious physical harm to a companion animal. That includes depriving a pet of food, water or shelter, or inflicting long-term pain. Named for our own Dick Goddard and his effort to protect pets, the bill is sponsored by Democrat Bill Patmon and Republican David Hall. The Ohio House of […]

  • Cats shot in Elyria

    Three cats shot with BBs on same Elyria street

    ELYRIA, Ohio– Three-year-old Mowgli is out of sorts from surgery to remove BBs from his front leg. Ten-year-old Howard is groggy from having pellets extracted from his abdomen. On Elyria’s Hamilton Street, where both cats call home, you’ll find anger and disgust. “I can’t believe someone would actually shoot my cat,” said Jack Parker, Mowgli’s owner. He said his cat has charmed many neighbors since he was just a kitten. Greg Willey with the Friendship Animal Protective League put two […]

  • Colt - Courtesy: Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter

    Dog shot 3 times in head, left for dead doing better and up for adoption

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio– A dog shot multiple times and left for dead is getting a new lease on life. Three-year-old Colt, a pit bull-boxer mix, was put up for adoption at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter in Valley View on Wednesday. A good Samaritan found the dog in January on the side of an East Cleveland road. He had been shot three times in the head. Private donations to the shelter paid for emergency surgery to repair Colt’s shattered jaw and […]

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    Several students maced at Cleveland high school

    CLEVELAND– Several students were maced at a Cleveland high school Tuesday morning. It happened at John Marshall High School on West 140th Street shortly before 10 a.m. Cleveland Metropolitan School District spokeswoman Roseann Canfora said 12 students were in a room for testing when two of them began fighting. One of those students used mace on another. A student told FOX 8’s Lorrie Taylor students who were nearby ended up getting sprayed as well.  According to the student, a teacher who […]

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    Randall Park Mall fire: Arson investigated at old Magic Johnson Theater

    NORTH RANDALL, Ohio– A fire at Randall Park Mall Thursday night has been ruled an arson. Fire officials tell FOX 8’s Lorrie Taylor that investigators are following some very strong leads in their search for a suspect. The fire destroyed what’s left of the old Magic Johnson Theater and Taylor was hearing at the scene that the fire started near the concession area and spread from there. A $5,000 reward is being offered in the case. Anyone with information is […]

  • Camel at Stump Hill Farms will stay (Picture courtesy of FOX 8's Lorrie Taylor)

    Authorities raid exotic animal farm in Perry Township

    PERRY TWP., Ohio — An exotic animal farm in Perry Township was raided by state authorities Wednesday. Ten animals, including tigers, pumas, baboons and a chimpanzee, were removed from Stump Hill Farm on Klick Road. A spokesperson from the Ohio Department of Agriculture told Fox 8 that the owner, Cindy Huntsman, failed to acquire a permit or an exemption as required by state law. Authorities served a warrant and an order to transfer the animals on Wednesday. Perry Township police Wednesday afternoon […]

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    Police investigating after 13-year-old girl says strangers tried to lure her into their car

    CLEVELAND – Another attempted luring of a child has a local family on edge and police on alert. Thirteen-year-old Angelina Campogni spoke with Fox 8’s Lorrie Taylor with her mother’s approval so other children could be warned. She said she survived the ordeal because her mother, Crystal Campogni, coached her many times on how to respond if approached by a stranger. “Everyone’s always told me to watch my surroundings and to be careful and to always be aware,” said the teen. […]

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    Ex-girlfriend of accused serial killer reveals disturbing details on witness stand

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The former girlfriend of accused serial killer Michael Madison testified for a second day in his triple murder trial on Wednesday. The woman offered details critical to the case Cuyahoga County prosecutors were building against the 37-year-old East Cleveland man. Madison could get the death penalty if found guilty of killing three women from East Cleveland: Angela Deskins, Shetisha Sheeley and Shirellda Terry. The woman took the witness stand in the Common Pleas Courtroom of Judge Nancy […]

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    Summit County daycare worker charged with child endangering

    COVENTRY TWP, OH – A Summit County childcare teacher has been charged with three counts of child endangering after a fellow teacher saw her mistreating 4-year-old children. According to the Summit County Sheriff, between April 8 and 11, teacher Kiara Davis engaged in 3 counts of child endangering at the Little Steps Big Dreams Academy in Coventry Township. The investigation began after another teacher at the center reported that she saw Davis mistreating children during nap time. One child was […]

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    Turning up the spotlight on CLE for RNC: ‘Come for the Convention, stay for the unconventional’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– “Come for the Convention, Stay for the Unconventional.” That’s the newest message being sent to anyone heading to town for the Republican National Convention. FOX 8’s Lorrie Taylor shows you, it’s one more way the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee and Destination Cleveland are placing our region under a spotlight. **Continuing coverage on the RNC right here**

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    Co-pilot fired from previous job months before deadly plane crash in Akron, NTSB report says

    AKRON, Ohio– The National Transportation Safety Board has released reports related to an Akron plane crash that killed nine people on November 10, 2015. More than 1,100 pages offered a glimpse of details gathered by federal investigators in their search for answers as to why a Hawker Plane owned by Florida-based ExecuFlight crashed. **CLICK HERE for the full report** The findings showed the first officer and co-pilot, Renato Marchese, who was flying the plane, had been terminated from a previous […]

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    RNC deals: See how Cleveland is ready to impress

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — When thousands descend on Northeast Ohio this July for the Republican National Convention, there will be plenty of competition for their time and their money. FOX 8’s Lorrie Taylor shows you what some are doing to attract that RNC cash. **CLICK HERE for dozens of stories on the Republican National Convention** **CLICK HERE for a crash course on the candidates**