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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
  • Patty Harken's Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp

    Recipe: Patty Harken’s Zucchini ‘Pasta’ with Shrimp

    Recipe provided by FOX 8's Patty Harken. She calls this dish "delicious and light summer fare!"

  • Skiing home from work in Bay Village
( picture courtesy; FOX 8's Patty Harken)

    Winter Storm So Bad Local Man Skis Home

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio– Forget driving– only one mode of transportation was working for a local man during Wednesday’s wicked winter storm. Dick Patton of Bay Village told FOX 8′s Patty Harken that he took his skis to work last night knowing it would be easier to ski home rather than walk through all the snow. So– he used his skis to make the half-mile trek from a bus stop at Columbia and Detroit. Do you get creative when it snows? […]

  • Patty Harken’s Hometown Hero

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Fox 8 Traffic Reporter Patty Harken has called Lakewood her home for over twenty years. With its excellent schools, beautiful parks and walk-ability, it’s a great place to raise a family. It’s also a wonderful place to retire, thanks to a host of volunteers at the Barton Center, a senior activity and social center located on Detroit Road. The people who enjoy the Barton Center are also the ones contributing to its success by donating their own […]

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    Meet Patty Harken

    Stefani and Wayne take a little time to introduce viewers to the newest member of the Fox 8 family — Patty Harken.