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
  • Authorities identify officer shot, suspect killed in Uniontown police-involved shooting

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio — Stark County authorities have identified the officer hurt in a police-involved shooting in Uniontown. They also identified the suspect, who was shot and killed by police. Sgt. David White was the officer shot at least four times during the incident Sunday night, according to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. It all happened after police were called to a home on Lela Avenue N.W. When they arrived, they were confronted by Ryan Allen Probst, 28, who had a […]

  • Authorities expected to release more in search for missing Middleburg Heights woman

    ELYRIA, Ohio — Authorities are expected to release more details Tuesday morning in the search for Tierra Bryant, the teen who vanished two years ago from Middleburg Heights. Bryant, 19, disappeared after spending the night at a hotel with Rashad Hunt. Monday, investigators brought him to a heavily wooded area off of Mussey Road in Elyria. He was led, handcuffed, into the woods and then back out again a short time later. A backhoe was then brought in. Bryant disappeared […]

  • Death of Otto Warmbier sparking outrage from all levels of government

    Ohio — The death of an Ohio college student who returned from North Korea in a coma is sparking outrage from the highest levels of government. Otto Warmbier, 22, only intended to spend five days sightseeing in North Korea, but he was arrested last year for trying to steal a propaganda banner. He was sentenced to 15 years hard labor. Warmbier was returned home last week in very bad shape. His doctors told reporters that he’d lost much of his […]

  • ‘He died a hero’: Family learns about Elyria sailor’s final moments after USS Fitzgerald collision

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The uncle of a U.S. Navy sailor from Elyria who was killed over the weekend in Japan says he “died a hero.” Stanley Rehm, the uncle of Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., shared with Fox 8 Monday what the family has learned about his nephew’s final moments. Gary, an Elyria native, was on the USS Fitzgerald or the “Fighting Fitz” as it’s known. The sailors on board the Navy destroyer lived up to that […]

  • Charges still pending in triple homicide as vigil is planned for mother, two daughters

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — Police still haven’t formally charged the man accused of killing a mother and her two college-aged daughters in North Royalton.  However, an arrest warrant was issued for George Brinkman, 45, in the shooting deaths of a Lake Township couple, for whom he’d been house sitting. Rogell John, 71, and his wife Roberta, 64, were found shot to death inside their home Monday afternoon. They were found in bed after their son contacted police after not having […]

  • ‘We are devastated’: School district releases statement after police ID students involved in crash that killed 16-year-old

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — A 16-year-old girl was killed, and three other people were sent to the hospital after a one-car crash Wednesday night. Kailee Mayher, 16, of Strongsville was killed when the crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at 22659 Albion Road. Police said the vehicle, which was carrying a total of six teens, went off the roadway and struck a tree. Sydney Rosenthal, 16, was driving the vehicle and was not hurt. Morgan Dabran, 16, was in the […]

  • Two local women claim their breast implants made them sick

    A variety of symptoms and no diagnosis. Women across the country, including two from our area,  suffering from ailments doctors can’t explain. The root of their problem, they believe, is their breast implants. FOX 8’s Stacey Frey has the story in the video, above.

  • Cleveland police searching for driver of dark SUV that hit, killed couple crossing street

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two people are dead after a hit and run crash on Cleveland’s east side early Monday. It happened less than one mile from the Fourth District Police Department, at the intersection of East 93rd Street and Kinsman Avenue. A couple was leaving a club, walking across East 93rd Street when a black SUV hit them. The couple was killed, and the suspect fled the scene. A witness said it happened very fast, and the two pedestrians had […]

  • ‘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, […]