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
  • 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. […]

  • Local clergy walking students to school in call for safer streets

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Local clergy members will walk students to school on Cleveland’s east side Monday morning in a call for safe streets. E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills at East 93rd and Union is where Alianna Defreeze went to school. Alianna went missing on January 26 after getting off of an RTA bus at East 93rd Street and Kinsman Avenue.  Her body was found inside a vacant house on Fuller Avenue a few days later. Christopher Whitaker, 44, is […]

  • Cleveland police officer remembered as Navy veteran who loved helping others

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– The police officer killed in a hit-and-run crash on I-90 West Tuesday morning had been on the Cleveland police force since 2014. David Fahey’s uncle and grandmother say David was a Navy veteran who loved helping others and being a police officer.  They say he will be greatly missed. The 39-year-old was out serving the City of Cleveland at the scene of an accident when he was hit by a white Toyota Camry at just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. Police say […]

  • Man seen on video allegedly abducting woman says it was a misunderstanding

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The man accused of being caught on surveillance video kidnapping a woman from a store on Cleveland’s east side says the whole thing was just a big misunderstanding. But a judge issued Roscoe Hilliard, who faces abduction charges, $50,000 bond in court Monday. On Jan. 17, the Cleveland Division of Police released surveillance video from a convenience store on Woodland Avenue on Jan. 12. The video shows a man dragging a woman and forcing her into an […]

  • Road crews prepare for first major snow of the season

    Road crews are preparing for the first major snow of the season.  A LAKE-EFFECT SNOW WARNING is in effect for Geauga and inland Ashtabula counties beginning this evening at 6 p.m. and ending Saturday at 4 p.m. A LAKE-EFFECT SNOW WATCH is in effect for Ashtabula lakeshore, Lake, and Cuyahoga counties beginning this evening and ending Saturday morning. While some areas will just be getting a dusting, other areas could get as much as a foot, and then there’s more on the way after that. […]

  • Man arrested in 9-year-old’s sexual assault killed woman in 1999

    MASSILLON, Ohio — Police made an arrest in the sexual assault of a 9-year-old little girl — and records show it’s not the first time the suspect has been accused of a serious crime. Dennis Menefee, 46, on Wednesday was arrested in Fairfield County, which is south of Columbus, after someone who knows him saw his vehicle on TV and called police. Menefee was arrested on first degree rape, kidnapping and aggravated menacing charges. He was accused of snatching a 9-year-old […]