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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
  • 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 […]

  • Kevin Golec

    911 calls released, bond issued at $1M for dad in stabbing death of son

    AKRON, Ohio — Bond was set at $1 million for an Akron father accused of stabbing his son to death. Kevin Golec, 52, faces charges of murder and felony domestic violence. In a 911 call, Golec told dispatchers that his son, Brian, 22, was in a cult and that a group of people came and attacked him. **To hear the raw 911 calls, click on the video players at the bottom of this page** But Akron police say Golec is […]

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    Officer sustains gun powder burns on face in close call with burglary suspect

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A close call with a burglary suspect nearly cost a Cleveland police officer his life Wednesday night. According to police reports, it all happened after a homeowner in the 1400 block of East 61st Street came home to find a man had broken into his home. The suspect fired shots at the victim and then fled the scene in a tan pick-up truck. A little over two hours later at 7:20 p.m., two officers spotted a truck […]

  • ‘Nothing I could do': Neighbor tried to help when woman’s home caught fire

    ELYRIA, Ohio — An Elyria home was destroyed and the homeowner is dead after a Sunday fire that crews struggled to put out. The woman’s cars that are left outside where the home stood are filled with so much junk that there’s hardly room for a driver; neighbors said that’s what it was like inside the home as well. Firefighters said after they responded to the scene, they tried to get inside the home to fight the fire, but they […]

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    AT&T: Services being restored after pipe burst

    AT&T services have been restored in several spots, but are sporadic in others after a power outage in the downtown central office in Akron last night. The outage caused 911 systems to go down throughout several counties including Summit, Medina and Portage and Stark. The outage was caused by a burst steam pipe in a switching office, and affected wireless and wire line services. A company spokesperson said technicians have been working on the problem and services have begun to […]

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    Firefighters: Gas leak allegedly caused house explosion, fire in Canton

    CANTON, Ohio — Firefighters were called to a home in Canton early this morning after reports of a house explosion. According to authorities, crews were called to the home in the 1100 block of Fulton Road N.W. at around 6:30 a.m. When they arrived, there was a heavy fire in the home, and a wall had collapsed in the rear of the building. Firefighters believe the cause of the explosion was a gas leak. The home is a rental property, […]

  • ‘Not sure what I’ll I’ll do': Woman knows she’s likely to get breast cancer

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, but Fox 8 — in partnership with University Hospitals — is stressing that it’s something women need to think about all year long. Over the last couple of weeks, Fox 8’s Stacey Frey has talked about the importance of getting yearly mammograms and doing self checks, and also about the game-changing new 3-D mammogram. Friday, Stacey introduced us to a woman who isn’t even 30, but who is facing some tough odds when it […]