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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    First on Fox: Surveillance footage shows moment plane crashed in Akron

    **Warning: The video below is disturbing to watch** AKRON, Ohio — First on FOX, Fox 8 has received surveillance video that shows the moment a plane carrying nine people crashed into an apartment building in Akron. The twin-engine jet went down on approach at Akron-Fulton Airport just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. It crashed into an apartment building on Mogadore Road. The plane and the building burst into flames. Cameras at J. Bowers Construction in Akron captured the plane falling out of […]

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    Employer of 7 victims killed in Akron plane crash releases statement

    AKRON, Ohio — The company whose seven employees were killed in yesterday’s plane crash in Akron has released a statement about the incident. The real estate investment company is called Pebb Enterprises, and it is based in Florida. “Our hearts are broken this morning with the news of the tragic accident that took the lives of two principals and five employees of Pebb Enterprises. We are shocked and deeply saddened for the families, colleagues and friends of those who perished. Our first […]

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    Family identifies Florida woman as victim in Akron plane crash

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    Family: Man pulled from west side house fire has died

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    Responsible Ohio says ‘the campaign starts anew’ today to legalize pot

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    Arrest made after windows smashed out at several downtown Cleveland businesses

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    Everlasting love: Local family uses unique process to keep loved one’s tattoos forever

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    Four-year-old stable after being shot in shoulder

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    Video: Suspects smash vehicle into Lakewood business, make off with ATM

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    Update: school transportation van with 3 students on board not shot at in Cleveland, but window shatters

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    Man cries in court, faces murder charge in death of 1-year-old Mentor boy

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    Court hearing scheduled for man accused of causing disturbance at local mosque

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