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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.


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  • Amber Vinson

    The biggest question about 2nd nurse’s Ebola case

    The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and was diagnosed with the virus after flying from Cleveland to Dallas. Ebola patients are not considered contagious until they have symptoms.  The virus is spread through direct contact with bodily fluid. Still, the revelation of another Ebola infection has raised alarms, and many of them right here in Northeast Ohio. The biggest question on people’s minds — why was this […]

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    Teen sentenced for murdering foster mom

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A handcuffed 19-year-old played with tissues as she waited to hear her sentence Monday. Sabrina Zunich was convicted of aggravated murder for stabbing Lisa Knoefel to death in Willoughby Hills in November 2012. Zunich admitted it was a plan she and her foster father came up with in order to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance money. A judge ordered Zunich to spend life in prison with the eligibility of parole after 30 years. It […]

  • Dead body found during missing woman investigation, family fears worst

    CLEVELAND — The family of Michaela Diemer says police notified them about a body that could be that of their loved one. The Cleveland Division of Police confirmed a body was recovered an open field West 41st Street and Train Avenue overnight while they were investigating Diemer’s disappearance. The body was found around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police would not confirm the sex of the victim. Diemer just came home to Northeast Ohio this summer after living in California. The 32-year-old […]

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    NTSB examination of students’ plane could take days

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — It could take days for National Transportation Safety Board investigators to finish examining the wreckage of a plane crash that killed four Case Western Reserve University students. It will take even longer for a final report to be completed, but an investigator released some  information about the final moments the plane was in the air. A senior air safety investigator said the pilot, William Michael Felten,19, of Saginaw, Michigan, experienced some trouble climbing and requested to […]

  • Body of missing swimmer found off Whiskey Island

    CLEVELAND –Officials confirm the body of a missing swimmer has been found. The Coast Guard was searching off Whiskey Island early Monday morning for the body of a man believed to have drowned. The man was a 33-year-old visiting from New York. Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, he jumped off a boat with his girlfriend.  They were swimming to shore when he started to struggle.  People on boats and on the beach heard him yelling for help and tried to help […]

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    Fourth teen charged as adult in rock throwing that hurt teacher

    It’s a story that has gained national attention and the support of strangers for the victim and her family. A fourth teenager is now charged as an adult in the rock throwing incident that left a Northeast Ohio teacher in critical condition, FOX 8’s sister station WNEP reported. The charges include aggravated assault and reckless endangering.  One teen is 18, the others are all 17. Sharon Budd is out of intensive care and has been upgraded from critical to serious […]

  • Stacey Frey’s journey: Surviving breast cancer

    FOX 8’s Stacey Frey shares her story below about her personal journey on surviving breast cancer. Nearly two years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a mastectomy a month later and today, my journey has finally come to an end! and I say with great joy, I never thought I’d look like this again! That was the first thought I had after seeing my new nipple for the first time. What the doctor took during my mastectomy […]

  • Fox 8 Recipe Box: Stacey’s Southwest Tortilla Soup

    For the next few months, we'll be sharing favorite recipes from Fox 8 News in the Morning personalities and their families. Our first recipe comes from Stacey Frey. She shared her recipe for tortilla soup with the staff and it became a hit. Many staffers make it for their families on a regular basis. Now, Stacey is sharing the recipe with you!

  • Investigation continues at site of house explosion

    ORWELL, Ohio — Investigators returned to the scene of a house explosion Thursday. The accident killed a 27-year-old woman and critically injured her boyfriend. The couple had been smelling gas at their Montgomery Road home in Orwell for weeks. There is a well on the property and natural gas would sometimes seep into the water system. Around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, the man who lived there lit a cigarette and the house blew. The man was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center.  […]

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    Council to consider proposed gun offender registry, other changes

    CLEVELAND — Gun owners in Cleveland are up in arms over the mayor’s attempts to rewrite the laws the city has on the books. The mayor says it’s necessary at a time of escalating violence.  Gun owners worry it will trample on their rights. On Tuesday, Jackson presented an entire rewrite of Cleveland gun laws to city council. The proposed measures include a gun offender registry, similar to the a sex offender registry. Anyone convicted of a gun-related crime will […]

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    Lakewood hit-and-run: Suspect’s attorney cites road conditions

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — An accused drunk driver pleaded not guilty to drunk driving and vehicular homicide charges Monday. William Galvin is accused of running over his neighbor on July 4 after a night of drinking and leaving him in the street to die. David Nageotte, 36, was hit and killed crossing the street right in front of his house in Lakewood. Galvin lives right down the street on Cook Avenue. In court, Galvin’s lawyer hinted at what might be part […]

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    The Decision 2.0: When will LeBron decide?

    CLEVELAND — It’s The Decision 2.0  as we wait for LeBron James to make up his mind. Will he come back to Cleveland? James sat down with Heat president Pat Riley in Las Vegas Wednesday. They met for nearly 90 minutes and James left, according to Yahoo Sports, without committing to a new contract with Miami. He hasn’t given any indication when he will make up his mind. As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, players could officially sign free agent contracts […]