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

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Police said investigators did not find physical evidence of a shooting after they processed a school transportation van that appeared to have been hit by an object, shattering its rear window with students inside. It was originally thought that the back window of a school transportation mini-van with three students on board was shot at Tuesday morning. No one was injured. The students were reportedly being taken to Cleveland School of the Arts at the time. The shooting happened as the van was […]

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

    MENTOR, Ohio — A man charged in the death of a 1-year-old boy in Mentor was issued $1 million bond in court Monday. Anthony Francisco Garcea, 23, faces a charge of murder in the death of 1-year-old Khalil Abbasi. Garcea cried while talking to the judge in court. The child’s mother was in the courtroom for Garcea’s arraignment Monday, holding her baby’s blanket and a stuffed animal. Dozens of family members and friends were in court. According to a release from Mentor police, […]

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

    PARMA, Ohio-A man arrested for ethnic intimidation is expected to be in court this morning. According to Parma police spokesman Lt. Kevin Riley, the man showed up at the Islamic Center of Cleveland on West 130th Street Thursday and claimed he wanted to join the mosque but then began calling members “pedophiles.” Hasan Saleh witnessed the incident and told FOX 8, “He had asked about registration the gentleman said no need for registration you`re welcome to come in. He said […]

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    Truck driver killed in I-271 semi crash

    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Local lanes on Interstate 271 are open again after a fatal crash involving two semis. The only lanes that still remain closed are the southbound express lanes. The crash happened at about 9:21 a.m. Both semis caught fire. Fire officials said one of the semis was carrying hair products, including bleach and coloring. The other was carrying furniture. Canadian company XTL Transport identified the deceased as 63-year-old Alain Leduc from the Quebec Area. He worked for the company for 18 […]

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    Investigation determines RTA officer was justified in pepper spray incident

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Regional Transit Authority has released the findings of an investigation into a July pepper spray incident involving an intoxicated boy and a group of people attending a Black Lives Matter event in downtown Cleveland. A team put together by the inspector general of the RTA has spent hundreds of hours going through texts, closed circuit TV, body cameras and video posted on Facebook to determine whether a transit officer was justified when he fired pepper spray to disperse […]

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    Officer fatally shoots Twinsburg man accused of killing son, refusing to put gun down

    TWINSBURG, Ohio — Authorities say a Twinsburg police officer shot and killed a 76-year-old man accused of shooting his own son and refusing to put his gun down when police arrived. The shooting happened at 2425 Sherwin Dr. at just before 6 p.m. Tuesday. Twinsburg officers were called to the home after reports of an “active shooter” and “active domestic situation.” A press release states that when officers arrived at the home, they found the body of a man, identified as Scott […]

  • Police: Man shoots ex-girlfriend, her grandparents before taking own life

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – We now know the identity of the man who police say shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her grandfather in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night. According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Kevin Wardzala, 30, of Cleveland, shot and killed Brittany Reid, 24, along with her grandfather, Robert Clark, 66, before turning the gun on himself. It happened at about 9 p.m. Sunday night at the grandparents’ home in the 16000 block of Laverne Avenue. Police […]

  • 1 dead, 4 hospitalized in late night shooting

    CLEVELAND — A 47-year-old man is dead and four other people, including a pregnant woman,  are in the hospital after a late night shooting on Cleveland’s west side. It happened in the 3600 block of Bosworth Road, which is between West 105th Street and West 117th Street, at around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. The  Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased as Michael D. Matthews, 47. One of the victims is a 22-year-old pregnant woman who was brought to the […]

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    ‘I got a very troubling phone call’: Man calls 911 reporting possible double homicide, 3 found dead

    CLEVELAND — Three people are dead in an apparent domestic-related double homicide-suicide on the city’s west side. Early Tuesday morning, one body was taken from a home in the 7000 block of Memphis Avenue, another body from a home a few doors down and a third body from a vehicle parked in one of the driveways. A call was placed to 911 by a man reporting that his brother had called saying he’d killed two people. “I got a very, […]

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    Hit-skip driver accused of killing 5-year-old boy sentenced to 1 year in jail

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A hit and run driver who hid from police for nearly a year was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail. Jerome Lee was the driver in the crash that took the life of 5-year-old Israel Thornton, who was struck and killed at the corner of West 37th Street and Denison Avenue. Thornton was walking to the school bus with his older cousin at the time. For nearly a year, the identity of the driver remained a […]

  • FOX 8 exclusive: Man wrongfully convicted of murder says he still faces injustices

    AKRON, Ohio- He spent seven and a half years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The trauma of that time behind bars left Clarence Elkins with a lifetime of repercussions and PTSD. Now, nine years after his release, Elkins said he’s suffering again at the hands of the same system that did him wrong. Fox 8’s Stacey Frey spoke exclusively with Elkins about the injustices he still endures.

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    Sam Mullet resentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for Amish beard-cutting attacks

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community are being resentenced in Cleveland this afternoon after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crimes convictions. Sam Mullet Sr. and 15 of his followers were convicted more than two years ago of cutting off the hair and beards of rivals in their community. Mullet, who originally received a 15-year sentence was resentenced to 129 months, or nearly 11 years in prison. He’s currently serving time in a federal prison […]