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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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    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 […]

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    Photos: Police believe curtain, blanket may help solve murder of Amy Mihaljevic

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Investigators Thursday revealed new evidence they believe will help solve the kidnapping and murder of Amy Mihaljevic.  **See the blog below for more** It was October 27, 1989 when Mihaljevic, 10, disappeared after meeting a man at the Bay Village Shopping Plaza right across the street from the police station. Her body was found three months later in a rural Ashland County field. During Thursday’s press conference, police showed a curtain and a blanket found near where Mihaljevic’s body […]

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    Police search for man who rammed police cruisers

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Police are looking for a man who rammed his car into two police cruisers early Thursday morning. An RTA cleaning crew called police to report a man sleeping in a car with his foot on the brake at East 30th Street and Euclid Avenue, police told Fox 8’s Stacey Frey. When officers arrived, one cruiser parked in front of the car. A second parked behind it. Officers approached the car and spotted a gun on the […]

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    Gas station shooting victim is nephew of Glenville football coach Ted Ginn Sr.

    EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — The victim shot and killed at an East Cleveland gas station Wednesday night has been identified as Diamond Russell, a senior at Ginn Academy. Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville High School’s football coach, confirmed to Fox 8’s Jack Shea that Russell is his nephew. Russell was a football player set to graduate from high school on Sunday. Police say the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Shell station at Euclid and Superior avenues. Gas station workers say Russell […]

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    Trump’s convention manager: ‘He’s excited about Cleveland’

    CLEVELAND – With the Republican National Convention just about two months away, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of the planning, sending his convention manager and other members of his campaign to Cleveland Friday. This is the first time that the Trump campaign and the committee in charge of the convention are meeting face-to-face. Paul Manafort arrived in town to begin the specific plans for the July convention. He was accompanied by Jeff Larson, the […]

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    Donald Trump’s camp in Cleveland ahead of the RNC

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    3 years later: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus give update today on Dr. Oz

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — One week from Friday marks the anniversary of the day Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped from a home on Seymour Avenue.  Three years of freedom the young women thought they might never have again. Berry and DeJesus appeared on The Dr. Oz Show Friday for an update on how everything is going. They reflected on their time in captivity and the very simple things that helped them get through some of their darkest days. Berry […]

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    People lining up to put down payment on new Tesla

    LYNDHURST, Ohio — All over the world, people are lining up to put down a deposit on a car they have not seen. It’s the first Tesla that aims to be affordable, and it is the car that Tesla has been gearing up for ever since it started more than 10 years ago. The car will be unveiled online at just before midnight tonight. Our Stacey Frey was at the Tesla Motors on Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst this morning, and […]

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    Sea of green: Celebrating Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Clevelanders had a gorgeous day today to enjoy the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown, this year was the 149th year for the parade. The yearly festivities, which has been going on since 1867,  involved nearly half a million people, and plenty of planning goes into making everything work. Construction in Public Square made things a little difficult for police, but the parade was a success with no major issues. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>well, the parade wrapped up with […]

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    Donald Trump rallies at Columbus airport with Chris Christie

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