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
  • Accused Ashland serial killer Shawn Grate pleads guilty to several charges

    ASHLAND, Ohio — Testimony in the trial of accused Ashland serial killer Shawn Grate is finished. Jurors are due back in court Monday for closing arguments and will then begin deliberations. Grate, who is accused of killing two women, pleaded guilty to several charges that will put him behind bars for decades. He is accused  of killing 29-year-old Elizabeth Griffith and 43-year-old Stacey Stanley. According to court documents, Shawn Grate pleaded guilty Wednesday to 15-of-23 charges against him including rape […]

  • Body of missing 98-year-old Wadsworth woman discovered in closet of home

    WADSWORTH, Ohio — Wadsworth police confirm they found the body of a missing 98-year-old woman in a “hidden location” in her home. The Fox 8 I-Team confirms the body of Margaret Douglas was found in a closet, and her death is considered suspicious. Douglas was reported missing from her home on Portage Street around 9 a.m. Monday. An out-of-town relative called police after learning that Douglas’ friends had not been in contact with her in nearly four days. Officers determined […]

  • Seven Hills bans short-term home rentals after wild New Year’s party

    SEVEN HILLS, Ohio — A drunken free for all New Year’s weekend has prompted a ban in Seven Hills. No more short-term rentals will be permitted while city council figures out how to prevent that kind of chaos from happening again. Passage of the emergency resolution was a unanimous decision by Seven Hills City Council. A one-year ban on short-term property rentals like those booked through Airbnb. The party made headlines after police say a man rented out a home […]

  • I-X Indoor Amusement Park opens today! But there are some new rules to keep the peace…

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Spring break is about to begin for schools across Northeast Ohio, and that means it’s time for the IX Indoor Amusement Park. This year, there will be some new rules following last year’s melee, which shut down the park. A large fight involving teens broke out at the event. Witnesses said they were throwing chairs and flipping tables. Three adults and two juveniles were arrested. No injuries were reported. In an effort to prevent a repeat, a major new rule […]

  • ‘Someone has to know’: Father of 13-year-old seriously injured in hit-skip asks for help finding driver

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The father of a teen who suffered major injuries in a hit-and-run crash last week is asking for help finding the driver responsible. Jadan Paolino, 13, suffered major injuries when he was hit by a car last week. It happened during a police chase. Jadan has a serious head injury, multiple bone fractures, and a partially collapsed lung. Doctors say it’s still too early to know his prognosis. Fox 8’s Stacey Frey spoke with Jadan’s father, Maurice Paolino, […]

  • Family: Elderly woman killed in Maple Heights house fire

    MAPLE HEIGHTS-An elderly woman has died after being pulled from a house fire in Maple Heights. The fire broke out  in the kitchen at a home on James Avenue before 6 a.m. Thursday. Valerie Lingro was inside the home with her grandmother when the fire broke out. Valerie said, “I got up this morning, I smelled smoke it was about 5:30 and when I came out of the bedroom everything was full of smoke. I couldn’t get upstairs to get […]

  • Teen arrested in weekend shooting death of 12-year-old appears in court

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 15-year-old boy arrested in the death of a 12-year-old over the weekend appeared in a Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Tuesday morning. Amir Taylor faces  25 counts against him, including  aggravated murder and attempted murder. Taylor was previously taken into custody with the help of tips from people who saw  and heard what went on Friday night.  A group of teenage boys was standing at East 117th and Buckeye when someone started shooting. Five people were struck. […]

  • Supporters of Cleveland Heights mother of four protest deportation

    BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio– A mother of four who has taken sanctuary in a Cleveland Heights church could be deported soon, but her supporters are hoping to get a stay. The group protested outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Brooklyn Heights Monday morning. Lenor Garcia has been living at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church since early September when ICE informed her she was going to be deported and fitted her with a GPS ankle bracelet. She applied for […]

  • Euclid police identify driver accused of hitting child

    EUCLID — Euclid police are investigating an early morning hit-skip involving a child. Euclid police Lt. Mitch Houser said it happened at around 7 a.m. in the 800 block of Babbitt Road. Police say they have identified the driver, who is cooperating with police. There is no condition available on the child. Stick with Fox 8 and for more.

  • Purpose after devastating loss: Local parents who lost baby work to prevent future tragedies

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — No parent should ever have to endure the death of a child. When it happened to a local couple, they found in their loss, there is life and there is purpose. Their baby girl, Molly, died after being put down for a nap. Meagan and Jeff Gries, on the Molly Ann Gries Foundation website, say what they first suspected as SIDS was later determined to be ‘positional asphyxiation.’ When they found out her death was preventable, […]

  • 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 […]