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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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    Fourth teen charged as adult in rock throwing that hurt teacher

    It’s a story that has gained national attention and the support of strangers for the victim and her family. A fourth teenager is now charged as an adult in the rock throwing incident that left a Northeast Ohio teacher in critical condition, FOX 8’s sister station WNEP reported. The charges include aggravated assault and reckless endangering.  One teen is 18, the others are all 17. Sharon Budd is out of intensive care and has been upgraded from critical to serious […]

  • Stacey Frey’s journey: Surviving breast cancer

    FOX 8’s Stacey Frey shares her story below about her personal journey on surviving breast cancer. Nearly two years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a mastectomy a month later and today, my journey has finally come to an end! and I say with great joy, I never thought I’d look like this again! That was the first thought I had after seeing my new nipple for the first time. What the doctor took during my mastectomy […]

  • Fox 8 Recipe Box: Stacey’s Southwest Tortilla Soup

    For the next few months, we'll be sharing favorite recipes from Fox 8 News in the Morning personalities and their families. Our first recipe comes from Stacey Frey. She shared her recipe for tortilla soup with the staff and it became a hit. Many staffers make it for their families on a regular basis. Now, Stacey is sharing the recipe with you!

  • Investigation continues at site of house explosion

    ORWELL, Ohio — Investigators returned to the scene of a house explosion Thursday. The accident killed a 27-year-old woman and critically injured her boyfriend. The couple had been smelling gas at their Montgomery Road home in Orwell for weeks. There is a well on the property and natural gas would sometimes seep into the water system. Around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, the man who lived there lit a cigarette and the house blew. The man was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center.  […]

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    Council to consider proposed gun offender registry, other changes

    CLEVELAND — Gun owners in Cleveland are up in arms over the mayor’s attempts to rewrite the laws the city has on the books. The mayor says it’s necessary at a time of escalating violence.  Gun owners worry it will trample on their rights. On Tuesday, Jackson presented an entire rewrite of Cleveland gun laws to city council. The proposed measures include a gun offender registry, similar to the a sex offender registry. Anyone convicted of a gun-related crime will […]

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    Lakewood hit-and-run: Suspect’s attorney cites road conditions

    LAKEWOOD, Ohio — An accused drunk driver pleaded not guilty to drunk driving and vehicular homicide charges Monday. William Galvin is accused of running over his neighbor on July 4 after a night of drinking and leaving him in the street to die. David Nageotte, 36, was hit and killed crossing the street right in front of his house in Lakewood. Galvin lives right down the street on Cook Avenue. In court, Galvin’s lawyer hinted at what might be part […]

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    The Decision 2.0: When will LeBron decide?

    CLEVELAND — It’s The Decision 2.0  as we wait for LeBron James to make up his mind. Will he come back to Cleveland? James sat down with Heat president Pat Riley in Las Vegas Wednesday. They met for nearly 90 minutes and James left, according to Yahoo Sports, without committing to a new contract with Miami. He hasn’t given any indication when he will make up his mind. As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, players could officially sign free agent contracts […]

  • Twister trouble: Cleaning up after the storm

    MEDINA COUNTY- The morning after a tornado touched down in Medina County, the cleanup begins for people across the area. On Tuesday, a tornado that originated in Lorain County struck Valley City, went back up and then came down again in Hinckley. The twister struck Valleaire Golf Course in Hinckley uprooting trees and sending parts of nearby businesses across the green. “We were trying to putt through on the 11th hole and Mother Nature had other ideas for us,” said […]

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    RNC recommends Cleveland for convention host city

    CLEVELAND — The chairman of the Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that it recommends Cleveland to be the host city of the 2016 Republican National Convention. “The Republican National Committee has chosen Cleveland and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Reince Priebus live on FOX News around noon. “It’s a city that’s on the rise.  We’re excited about it, they’re building the entire thing front out and I gotta tell, you if you haven’t been to Cleveland lately it’s a […]

  • Teen last seen in state park found miles away at video store

    ANDOVER, Ohio — The 15-year-old who disappeared during a family camping trip in Pymatuning State Park was located at a Pennsylvania video store Monday, about 60 miles from where he was last seen. Investigators said Caleb Denlinger, 15, was unharmed. About 50 people were involved in the search for Denlinger, which began after he was reported missing around 10 a.m. Sunday. His family said he went for a bike ride around 6 a.m. and never returned. It was the family’s […]

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    Police: Drowning victim recovered in Springfield Lake

    SPRINGFIELD TWP., Ohio — A body was recovered just before noon in the search for a swimmer who went under the water in Springfield Lake Tuesday, according to authorities. According to Sgt. Eric East with the Springfield Township Police Department, the missing swimmer was Camden Cole, 16. “I would like to express our support to the Cole family,” East said earlier in the day. “The prayers of the entire community go out to them and all of those touched by […]

  • Officers in deadly chase plead not guilty to criminal charges

    CLEVELAND — Six officers involved in the double fatal police shooting that happened in November 2012 were formally charged Friday. Officer Michael Brelo, who faced two manslaughter charges, said he had no comment as he walked into the courtroom. His attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.  Bond was set at $10,000 and he is due back in court on June 20. Brelo’s attorney Pat D’Angelo said his client is not guilty and will prove it during his […]