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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    Local company assisting Clevelanders with home loans

    CLEVELAND – The Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland is saving homes and homeowners one mortgage at a time on Cleveland’s Broadway Avenue. “There’s numerous tools in the toolbox, many are expiring at the end of this year,” said Executive Director Lou Tisler. Tisler told Fox 8’s Lorrie Taylor the latest federal program going unnoticed by thousands of homeowners will lower interest rates and principal too. “This was a huge help for me,” said Mahria Harris, Director of Homeowner Services. Harris […]

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    South Euclid police searching for thief who stole more than $50K in tools

    SOUTH EUCLID – South Euclid police are asking for the public’s help in finding a thief. The man was caught by security cameras at the Simply Self Storage on Monticello Boulevard stealing a Mac Tool sales truck. Police told Fox 8 News Reporter Lorrie Taylor the suspect cut a hole in the fence and walked straight to the truck as if he had planned the crime. He can be seen on security video breaking an exit gate after several failed […]

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    Jackpot! People coming from miles away to play Queen of Hearts game at bowling alley

    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio– Whoever said a million-dollar idea had to be complicated? At Skylane Bowling in Garrettsville, a quiet Tuesday night has been turned into a seven-day-a-week bonanza and the operation is being run from a folding table in the parking lot. “I thought what a great thing for us to do on one of our slower nights, but I never imagined that it would have grown into this,” said owner, Aaron King. King began selling tickets to “Queen of Hearts,” […]

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    VIDEO: Microburst hits Geneva winery, tosses furniture and sends glass flying

    GENEVA, Ohio– A few seconds is all it took for a microburst to shut down a Geneva winery over the weekend. Video shot by a security camera at the Laurello Vineyard on State Route 307 showed the collapsed cloud dropping from the sky at 5:15 Saturday evening, its powerful wind pulling furniture toward it before shoving everything in its path in the opposite direction. “The sound was horrific,” said Danielle DiDonato, the winery’s manager, “I was carrying a case of wine […]

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    Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center continues to collect school supplies

    CLEVELAND – The job of collecting school supplies for the Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center continued this weekend after Fox 8 viewers stuffed a dozen buses during our annual ‘Stuff the Bus.’ While volunteers from the non-profit began unpacking boxes, others were busy planning Tuesday night’s 11th Annual Night at the Shoreby in Bratenahl. The fundraiser helps generate much needed funding to keep shelves stocked year round. Every $10 donated buys $250 worth of school supplies plus the freight to have […]

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    Cleveland police help clean up hundreds of tires from neighborhood

    CLEVELAND – Good hearts come in all shapes and sizes. Tuesday morning they also came colored in blue. Cleveland Police Sergeant Andy Ezzo, along with fellow members of the Environmental Crimes Task Force, spend most of their time tracking people who illegally dump in the city. That’s what they thought they’d found on Cumberland Avenue when they spotted close to 800 scrapped tires on property belonging to 85-year-old James Totton and his 78-year-old wife Aretmus. It turned out nothing could […]

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    Hillary Clinton makes campaign stop in Cleveland Sunday

    CLEVELAND – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, along with her running mate Tim Kaine made a stop in Cleveland as part of their  “Stronger Together” jobs-focused bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio. Clinton spoke at Imani Temple Ministry in Cleveland. Listen to her speech, above. Clinton’s campaign originally told Fox 8 that the event was canceled due to time constraints. It appears that the campaign decided to hold an impromptu event anyway, after spending the night in Cleveland at the Kimpton Schofield Hotel. Cherice […]

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    Shaker Heights police: 3 in custody in connection with home invasion

    SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH –  Shaker Heights police have confirmed to Fox 8’s Lorrie Taylor that they have three suspects in custody in connection with a home invasion where an elderly woman was tied up and robbed. The incident happened Friday afternoon. During the robbery, the victim’s blue Jaguar convertible was also stolen. Police have arrested two men and one woman. They have not been formally charged yet, so their names are not being released. It isn’t known if they were acquainted […]

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    East-side residents ask Cleveland for help with illegal dumping

    CLEVELAND– An impromptu dump is forcing residents of a Cleveland neighborhood to live in squalor.  They’ve accused city hall of ignoring their plight, despite months of complaints. “It’s a disgrace,” said Joyce Hood, president of the Elizabeth Prince Street Coalition. Hood takes pride in her east-side neighborhood, located at East 93rd Street and Prince Avenue. So do her neighbors, who voiced their concerns to FOX 8’s Lorrie Taylor. They said they have no idea who arrives under the cloak of darkness […]

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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 […]