Patty is excited to be joining Fox8 as the morning traffic reporter.

Patty is a life long Clevelander, having grown up in Lakewood and Avon Lake. She studied Radio and TV at Butler University in Indianapolis.
An internship at WMMS brought her back to Cleveland, and she has never left.

Patty spent over a decade serving area listeners as a radio traffic reporter. She had many aliases, with her favorite being “Holly Copter.”

Patty enjoys being with her 2 kids and 2 cats, hanging out at the beach, exercising, golfing, bowling, and her Cleveland Indians. She also enjoys
volunteering at the Barton Center in Lakewood.

Recent Articles
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    Crews fight brush fire near Interstate 480

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A brush fire broke out near a set of railroad tracks near Interstate 480 Friday morning. It happened at just after 6 a.m. north of I-480 near West 150th Street. The fire did not affect traffic, but crews were still on scene as of 8 a.m. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

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    Thieves make off with ATM from Cleveland drug store

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police in Cleveland are investigating yet another ATM smash-and-grab. Early Thursday morning, the suspects crashed into a Rite Aid at Fulton Road and Clark Avenue. They got away with the ATM. Several similar robberies have happened in Cleveland and other east-side cities. Just yesterday, an ATM was stolen from a Parma gas station. More stories on smash-and-grab ATM robberies here

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    Four injured following chase that ended in crash

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Four people were injured following a chase that ended in a crash at East 36th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. The Ohio State Highway Patrol attempted to stop a white van on I-90 around 3:30 a.m. Thursday for what they called an “equipment violation” since the back window was removed and covered with plastic. The driver of the van, who was reportedly 16 years old, refused to stop and drove away at speeds of up to 100 miles […]

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    Crash on Interstate 90 east cleared

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A crash on Interstate 90 eastbound past West 25th Street has been cleared. The two left lanes of the road were blocked as well as the right berm after the crash Monday morning. As of 8:30 a.m., the crash had been cleared, but there were still back-ups. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

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    Police investigating possible store robbery spot house fire, get family to safety

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A family was alerted to a fire in their home after police were called to a possible robbery across the street early Monday. It happened at around 4 a.m. in the 12900 block of Crossburn Avenue near West 130th Street. Police were reportedly in the neighborhood investigating after an alarm went off at a nearby mini-mart. They spotted smoke at the home across the street and were able to get a family of at least eight out safely before fire […]

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    Police investigate another wrong-way crash in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating another crash involving a vehicle that got on the highway going in the wrong direction. The latest happened around 3 a.m. Friday along Interstate 71 southbound just past the Interstate 90 westbound split. A car got on the highway headed in the wrong direction and crashed into a U-Haul. Cleveland police said alcohol is believed to be a factor. Cleveland EMS told Fox 8 News three people were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in stable […]

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    All lanes of I-480E in Twinsburg have been reopened

    TWINSBURG, Ohio — All lanes of Interstate 480 east have been reopened at state Route 91 after a semi overturned Thursday morning. Drivers had been asked to exit the interstate at Route 91. The lanes were closed for hours. There is no word on any injuries.

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    One person killed in Akron crash

    AKRON, Ohio — One person died in an accident in Akron early Wednesday morning. It happened at just after 3 a.m. on West Bath Road at Akron Peninsula Road. Akron police said the car went off of the road and hit a tree. The vehicle hit two more trees before coming to a rest. The driver, whose identity has not been released, died at the scene. West Bath Road was closed for several hours.

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    One killed in crash that split car in two

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — One person is dead after a one vehicle crash along I-90 in Willoughby Hills. A dispatcher told Fox 8 that the car was split in two. It happened around 1:15 a.m. Monday. Willoughby Hills police said the crash happened along I-90 west just before State Route 91. Investigators remained on the scene for several hours after the crash trying to determine what happened. By 6 a.m. Monday the wreckage had been removed. No information was immediately available […]

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    Video: Multiple homes catch fire in Cuyahoga Falls housing development

    ] CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Firefighters are on the scene of a fire involving two finished homes and two homes that appear to be under construction in a housing development. Crews were called at about 6 a.m. Friday to the fire in the Lake View Drive area. Fox 8’s Stacey Frey reports the fire involved two framed homes, which were totally destroyed. It also heavily damaged a third home, which was finished but unoccupied at the time. The roof of a fourth home, which was […]

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    Traffic Alert: Huge back-ups after crash on I-271 south at Rockside

    BEDFORD — Ohio — A crash is causing big back-ups in the Interstate 271 southbound area at Rockside Road. Fox 8’s Patty Harken reports that only the left lane of traffic on I-271 south is getting by. There is a large amount of debris in the roadway. There were up to four cars involved in the crash. Additionally, the Rockside Road entrance to Interstate 271 is blocked off. Traffic is backed up on the Interstate 480 eastbound ramp to I-271, and […]

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    Cleveland firefighters rescue people trapped in burning house

    CLEVELAND– Firefighters pulled several people from a burning house in Cleveland Tuesday morning. The fire department was called to the two-and-a-half-story home on Behrwald Avenue off of State Road in Old Brooklyn at about 4:40 a.m. Larry Gray with the Cleveland Fire Department said firefighters rescued two men from the first floor and helped additional residents from the second floor. Two adults were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation. The damage to the house was estimated at $60,000. […]