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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.

Recent Articles
  • ‘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 […]

  • Death of Otto Warmbier sparking outrage from all levels of government

    Ohio — The death of an Ohio college student who returned from North Korea in a coma is sparking outrage from the highest levels of government. Otto Warmbier, 22, only intended to spend five days sightseeing in North Korea, but he was arrested last year for trying to steal a propaganda banner. He was sentenced to 15 years hard labor. Warmbier was returned home last week in very bad shape. His doctors told reporters that he’d lost much of his […]

  • ‘He died a hero’: Family learns about Elyria sailor’s final moments after USS Fitzgerald collision

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The uncle of a U.S. Navy sailor from Elyria who was killed over the weekend in Japan says he “died a hero.” Stanley Rehm, the uncle of Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., shared with Fox 8 Monday what the family has learned about his nephew’s final moments. Gary, an Elyria native, was on the USS Fitzgerald or the “Fighting Fitz” as it’s known. The sailors on board the Navy destroyer lived up to that […]

  • Charges still pending in triple homicide as vigil is planned for mother, two daughters

    NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio — Police still haven’t formally charged the man accused of killing a mother and her two college-aged daughters in North Royalton.  However, an arrest warrant was issued for George Brinkman, 45, in the shooting deaths of a Lake Township couple, for whom he’d been house sitting. Rogell John, 71, and his wife Roberta, 64, were found shot to death inside their home Monday afternoon. They were found in bed after their son contacted police after not having […]

  • ‘We are devastated’: School district releases statement after police ID students involved in crash that killed 16-year-old

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — A 16-year-old girl was killed, and three other people were sent to the hospital after a one-car crash Wednesday night. Kailee Mayher, 16, of Strongsville was killed when the crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at 22659 Albion Road. Police said the vehicle, which was carrying a total of six teens, went off the roadway and struck a tree. Sydney Rosenthal, 16, was driving the vehicle and was not hurt. Morgan Dabran, 16, was in the […]