Stacey joined the Fox 8 News team as a general assignment reporter in September of 2002. Stacey is an extremely versatile journalist whose career has taken her face-to-face with presidents and placed her in the path of some of Mother Nature’s worst weather events.

Stacey Frey came to Fox 8 from Buffalo, where she received national attention while covering that city’s historic 2001 Christmas Week storms. That’s when the city of Buffalo was hit with 7 feet of snow in just five days. She reported for Fox News, CNN, ABC and other stations across the country, including Fox 8.
She lists President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton among her most notable interviews. Stacey also covered former first lady Hillary Clinton’s successful run for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Prior to Buffalo, Stacey’s career included stops in Allentown, Pa., Binghamton, N.Y., and Scranton, Pa. She is a graduate of Scranton Central High School in Pennsylvania. She then went on to attend Penn State University and Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in German.

Stacey and her husband John reside in Cleveland’s east side with their young son, Aidan. Among some of her favorite things are the band U2, the color red and the movie “Gone With the Wind.” She enjoys reading, cooking, working out with her neighborhood trainer and hanging out with her son.


Recent Articles
  • ‘Since the injection, no more nightmares’: Clarence Elkins gives update after shot to treat PTSD

    CLEVELAND – More than two weeks after receiving breakthrough treatment for his PTSD, Clarence Elkins gave an update on his symptoms on FOX 8 News in The Morning. Elkins sat down with FOX 8’s Stacey Frey Wednesday morning, along with his wife Molly. You may recall, Elkins spent 7 years in prison for crimes that he didn’t commit. It was DNA evidence that finally freed him in 2005. The trauma of that time behind bars left Elkins with a lifetime of […]

  • Officials identify couple killed in Westlake house fire

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — Two people have died after a house fire in Westlake early this morning. Westlake firefighters were called to the house at 1811 Clague Road just after 4 a.m. after police noticed smoke coming from inside. House fire in Westlake. Clague RD closed from Hilliard to Center Ridge. Multiple victims transported. @fox8news pic.twitter.com/OzWh4tDhkn — Eric Hunker (@ehunker) May 12, 2017 Firefighters pulled a man and woman out of the burning house. They have been identified as Diana Rego, 46, […]

  • PTSD relief? Can a little-known treatment help wrongfully-convicted Ohio man?

    CLEVELAND – He spent 7 years in prison for crimes that he didn’t commit. It was DNA evidence that finally freed Clarence Elkins. The trauma of that time behind bars left Elkins with a lifetime of repercussions and PTSD. Eleven years after his release, Elkins has tried a fairly unknown treatment to deal with that post traumatic stress, and is hoping that one injection to block certain nerves can give him his life back. FOX 8 went with him and his […]

  • Police still piecing together timeline between Facebook murder and suspect’s suicide

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The search for the Facebook killer has ended, but many questions still remain. Nearly three days of searching for Steve Stephens, 37, came to an abrupt end on a street in Erie, Pa., Tuesday. Stephens had pulled into a McDonald’s drive-thru, and an employee immediately recognized him. The employee told him his fries weren’t ready and that he had to pull over and wait; that gave the worker time to call police. When state police pulled up, […]

  • ‘We will bring closure to this’: Authorities ‘following up on every lead’, pledge to find Facebook murder suspect

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities say they have not located Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens despite hundreds of tips from across the country. Police say Stephens, 37, murdered a man on East 93rd Street Sunday afternoon. Stephens posted video of the crime on his Facebook page, then in a series of other live videos, claimed to kill others. According to Cleveland police, 74-year-old Robert Godwin, Sr. was the only victim. During a press briefing Tuesday morning, Police Chief Calvin Williams said despite […]

  • Mom, friend charged in beating death of 5-year-old girl

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two women were both issued $1 million bonds after being charged in connection with the death of a 5-year-old Cleveland girl. The girl’s mother, Tequila Crump, 26, and Crump’s friend, Ursula Owens, 37, face felonious assault charges in the case and appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court Wednesday morning. The case will now go to a grand jury, and more charges are likely. According to police reports, a 911 call was made around 11 p.m. Friday. The caller reported a child […]

  • Roughly 6k remain without power after Wednesday’s windstorm

    UNIVERSITY CIRCLE- Two days after storms tore through the area, there are still thousands of people without power. First Energy crews have restored it to tens of thousands but there are still roughly 6-thousand who are waiting for the lights and heat to come back on. At one point, there were roughly 100,000 without power after the severe winds blew through Northeast Ohio Wednesday afternoon.    That isn’t just impacting people in their homes, it’s causing issues at intersections like […]

  • Driver fails to stop for traffic violation, is shot and killed by police after chase ensues

    MEDINA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The driver involved in a police chase on Interstate 71 was shot and killed after fleeing an attempted traffic stop early Tuesday. According to a press release, officers attempted to stop the vehicle involved for a traffic violation on 71 northbound in Strongsville around 2:26 a.m. Tuesday. The driver did not comply, and a police pursuit ensued. It ended a short time later on Interstate 71. One Strongsville officer fired at least one shot, killing the driver […]

  • Cleveland’s Public Square reopens to bus traffic

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Public Square reopens to bus traffic again starting Monday. Buses started rolling through first thing Monday morning. Only four bus lines pass through the area, but it should alleviate traffic around the square and make it much easier for riders to make their connections. It’s been nearly two years since buses were cut off, first for reconstruction, which wrapped up in the summer. Then because Mayor Frank Jackson thought it was too dangerous because of the reconfiguration […]

  • Police: 2 suspects in critical condition after downtown stand-off

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — “Multiple suspects” are in custody after a standoff in downtown Cleveland Tuesday morning. Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia confirmed that two suspects were taken to the hospital in critical condition following the stand-off. A Cleveland police officer suffered minor injuries due to gunfire while responding to the scene. Police say he will be treated and released from the hospital. The standoff started just before 2 a.m. Tuesday at East 23rd Street and St. Clair Avenue. Police Chief Calvin Williams said officers […]

  • RTA granted extra time to figure out Public Square bus traffic

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– A day away from the deadline, RTA found out they will have a little extra time to figure out what to do about bus traffic through Public Square. The federal government gave the Regional Transit Authority until Tuesday, Feb. 21; Monday morning, RTA learned the Federal Transit Administration gave the City of Cleveland a two-week extension to figure this out. RTA said they needed more time to put a plan in place to make it safer for pedestrians before […]

  • CLE faces $12 million fine; countdown is on over reopening Public Square to bus traffic

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The city of Cleveland is about to face a huge fine for violating an agreement with the federal government. In one week, the city will either reopen Superior through Public Square to bus traffic or face a $12 million fine. It’s been an issue for months. When the newly-renovated square reopened in June, it remained closed to bus traffic. But the Federal Transit Administration said the city of Cleveland violated a 2004 agreement and RTA must repay $12 million. […]