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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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    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 […]

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    Exclusive interview with Vice President Joe Biden: ‘Authenticity doesn’t mean you have to be rude’

    CLEVELAND – Vice President Joe Biden spoke in Cleveland and Warren on Thursday, campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In Warren, he said that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cannot be trusted with nuclear codes. He reiterated those feelings in Cleveland, saying that Trump is not a representation of America. After both speeches, he spoke with Fox 8’s Stacey Frey, talking about his authenticity, his legacy and more. Check out the entire interview above. **More on the race for the White House here**

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    Suspect in Solon crash, murder case pleads not guilty in court

    BEDFORD, Ohio- New details about the man accused of murdering another driver after a car crash early Saturday morning. 29-year-old Matthew Desha is being held on one million dollars bond for the death of Debbie Pearl. According to a police report, Desha was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Solon and Richmond Roads, when he suddenly swerved around them and sped through the light, slamming into Pearl’s car. That’s when witnesses say, Desha got out of his vehicle […]

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    Family identifies man found shot to death in Sheffield driveway

    SHEFFIELD, Ohio — A newspaper carrier found a man shot to death in a driveway of an apartment complex this morning in Sheffield. A woman who says she is the victim’s mother told Fox 8’s Stacey Frey his name is Stephen Dukes, but everyone called him Antonio. He was 26 years old. According to police, the man was found at about 4:30 a.m. in the 5640 block of Waterford Circle. When police arrived at the scene, they found the house had […]

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    Ex-Brown Reggie Rucker sentenced to 21 months in prison for charity theft

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former Cleveland Brown Reggie Rucker has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for using charitable donations to pay his gambling debts. He was also ordered to pay $110,841 in restitution. Before sentencing Wednesday, Rucker told Fox 8 photojournalist Ali Ghanbari that he apologizes to his fans. Rucker also said he needs treatment for his concussions. Prior to his sentencing, he prayed with family and friends. According to a plea deal reached months ago, Rucker will spend between 21 […]

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    Steel barricades arrive as RNC set-up continues in downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland is less than one week away from the Republican National Convention, but hundreds of delegates are already in town. Sets have also been installed, lights are up and everything soon will be draped in red, white and blue at Quicken Loans Arena. Barricades have been delivered in the area around the Q. They’ll soon be set in place to block off traffic around the arena and in the secure zone where only credentialed guests and those directly associated […]