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
  • Vehicle hits Rockefeller Building in downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A vehicle hit the Rockefeller Building in downtown Cleveland early Thursday. Fox 8’s Patty Harken reports that it happened at West 6th Street and Superior at around 5 a.m. The westbound lanes of Superior are blocked at West 6th Street due to the crash. Two people were trapped during the ordeal. There is no word on any injuries.

  • Crash on Dead Man’s Curve causes big back-ups

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Interstate 90 westbound was backed to at least Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard after a crash Tuesday morning. The crash happened on Dead Man’s Curve at just after 7 a.m. It’s not clear if there were any injuries.

  • Four in custody after chase ends in Westlake crash

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — Police have taken at least four people into custody after a chase that started in North Ridgeville early Thursday. According to police, the suspects were chased into Rocky River. They then turned around, heading west on Detroit Road just west of Clague Road. The driver lost control near Unity Church. Four suspects then took off. Three were caught relatively quickly. K9 officers helped in the search. At just before 6 a.m., a resident on Wonneta Parkway spotted a […]

  • Portion of U.S. 62 in Canton closed after crash involving truck carrying chickens

    CANTON, Ohio — U.S. 62 west is closed due to a crash involving a semi and a truck carrying chickens. The crash happened this morning at Cleveland and Market avenues. Canton police say one person was hospitalized. The truck carrying the chickens appears to have been traveling westbound and went into the eastbound lanes. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

  • Crews deal with large water main, water line breaks in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Crews were dealing with a large water main break and a water line break in Cleveland Thursday morning. A water line break happened in the area of Detroit Avenue at the railroad overpass near Berea Road. Police directed traffic around the hazard. One lane in each direction on Detroit Avenue is open. The second water man break was located at Northfield Road at Alexander Road. Alexander Road was closed at Northfield Road and Independence Drive.

  • Garbage truck catches fire, closes U.S. 422 east

    SOLON, Ohio — A garbage truck fire closed a portion of U.S. Route 422 Monday morning. The route reopened at just before 8 a.m. It happened on U.S. Route 422 east just past Interstate 271. There were heavy delays on U.S. Route 422 along with on Interstate 480. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

  • Speeding car crashes on sidewalk in front of police station

    ELYRIA, Ohio — A car traveling at a high rate of speed failed to negotiate a turn and rolled onto the sidewalk in front of the Elyria Police Department, The Ohio State Highway Patrol told Fox 8 News. The crashed happened on West Avenue around 3 a.m. Monday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a 15-year-old girl was ejected from the car. She was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. The 18-year-old driver was taken by medical helicopter to […]

  • Police: Alcohol a factor in Guilford Township rollover crash that killed one

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — A Creston man is dead after a rollover crash in Guilford Township. The crash happened at roughly 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on Bell Road. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a 2006 BMW 330i was traveling west on Bell Road when it went left of center near Lee Road, went off the right side of the road and hit an embankment. It then rolled several times. The occupants were identified as Dylon Woody, 20, of Burbank, Ohio, […]

  • Congestion cleared on I-480 east after crash

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — An accident had the left lane of Interstate 480 east blocked Tuesday morning, causing big delays for drivers. Fox 8’s Patty Harken reports that the accident happened just before Interstate 77 Tuesday morning. At least two cars were involved. Most of the congestion has cleared up. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.

  • Pedestrian dies in Geauga County crash

    PARKMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A man was killed while crossing the street in Parkman Township Friday morning. James Carter, 76, of Maple Heights, was crossing US 422 shortly before 6 a.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said that’s when he was hit by a Ford van. Carter died at the scene. The driver was not injured. The crash closed westbound lanes US 422 near state Route 528. Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.  

  • Several crashes cause big back-ups on Interstate 90

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A number of crashes and fender benders are causing big back-ups this morning. The crashes included were on Interstate 90 East at East 185th Street and on Interstate 90 West past East 152nd Street. There was also an accident on Interstate 90 West near East 152nd Street. Lastly, there was a crash on Interstate 90 East before Interstate 271 in Willoughby Hills. Most of the accidents have been cleared, but traffic is backed up for miles. Click here […]

  • Car hung up on I-90W median slows morning traffic

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A car that is hung up on a median caused big traffic back-ups on Interstate 90 westbound at the Ontario entrance ramp Wednesday morning. Fox 8’s Patty Harken reports that the accident happened before 7 a.m. As of 9 a.m., the accident was cleared, but traffic was still slow from Eddy Road. Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more.