Lorrie Taylor


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

  • RITA Giving Taxpayers a Break After Record-Breaking Traffic

    Posted on: 6:06 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio– The Regional Income Tax Agency or R.I.T.A, is giving taxpayers a break this year. Returns will be accepted...
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  • Potholes and Paperwork: Filing a Damage Claim

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, March 7, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND — Doug Wright from North Royalton is one of 275 drivers who’ve complained to Cleveland’s law department in the...
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  • Man Saw ‘Debris Falling from Sky’ After House Explosion

    Posted on: 12:53 pm, March 6, 2014, by , , and , updated on: 05:27pm, March 6, 2014

    CLEVELAND — A house on Sandusky and Clarebird Ave. in Cleveland was destroyed during an explosion Thursday afternoon. Cleveland police...
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  • Warrant Reveals Details in School Official Arrests

    Posted on: 8:04 pm, March 4, 2014, by

    Detailed in an arrest warrant, obtained by the FOX 8 I-team, are the facts of the extortion case against Richmond...
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  • Flooding Fixes: Cheap Tricks Could Keep Basement Dry

    Posted on: 6:47 pm, February 20, 2014, by

    Homeowners don’t have to live in a flood zone to wake up to water in the basement. A few cheap...
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  • Call for Action: Protecting Your Home from Flooding

    Posted on: 8:54 pm, February 19, 2014, by

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio — The snow is piled high in Beachwood and that has one homeowner, who asked that his name...
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  • Beyond President’s Day Deals: Best Bargains for Each Month

    Posted on: 4:30 pm, February 17, 2014, by , updated on: 04:39pm, February 17, 2014

    Paula Holloran and her two best shopping buds, daughters Kylie and Grace, spent their President’s Day doing the next best...
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  • Water Woes in Parma Lead to ‘Call For Action’

    Posted on: 5:55 pm, February 13, 2014, by

    PARMA, Ohio– A fast moving stream appeared on Parma’s North Avenue Wednesday evening and it was still flowing when residents...
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  • Call For Action: Rebuilding Credit After Identity Theft

    Posted on: 6:44 pm, February 7, 2014, by

    Sylvia Burks is cautiously breathing a sigh of relief after being tormented by identity thieves for nearly a year. “Somebody...
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  • Call For Action: When Giving Back Could Lead to Identity Theft

    Posted on: 6:45 pm, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 06:48pm, February 6, 2014

    Northeast Ohio has a reputation for giving when the rest of the world is in trouble. “I always want to...
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  • Call for Action: Bulletproofing Your Identity

    Posted on: 7:09 pm, February 5, 2014, by

    Valerie Scafaria is the creative force behind “Keepsake Garters,” a small business that began as a hobby, when her daughter...
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  • Call For Action: Are Your Passwords Secure Enough?

    Posted on: 6:45 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 06:48pm, February 4, 2014

    Do your online passwords set you up for identity theft? Don’t say no until you hear what one internet security...
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