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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
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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 […]

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    3 teens charged in Ice Bucket Challenge attack admit to assault & disorderly conduct

    BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Three teenagers accused in the ice bucket challenge bullying attack admitted to assault and disorderly conduct in court this morning. Police say the 15-year-old victim in the case was lured to a home where a group of teenagers poured a bucket of urine and tobacco spit on him. Someone recorded it all. The magistrate said in court today that one of the teen suspects is already on court diversion for marijuana charges. Another is under court […]

  • Structure reinforced after truck crashes into bar, injuring 12

    WESTLAKE, Ohio — Crews worked into the early morning to reinforce the structure of a bar after a pick-up truck slammed into it during a high speed chase. A dozen people were hurt, with injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to more serious. It ended on Detroit near Dover Center when the stolen pickup plowed into Dover Gardens Tavern bar when there were people inside. The stolen truck was being chased by officers in Avon Lake and then crossed into […]

  • Breast cancer awareness: 3D mammograms change everything

    Breast Cancer Awareness month means more than wearing pink. It’s about getting women to take action. Fox 8 News partnered with University Hospitals to remind women to get their mammograms. They really are lifesavers – and now more than ever because of new 3D technology. FOX 8’s Stacey Frey explains they change everything about the way women are diagnosed.

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    The biggest question about 2nd nurse’s Ebola case

    The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and was diagnosed with the virus after flying from Cleveland to Dallas. Ebola patients are not considered contagious until they have symptoms.  The virus is spread through direct contact with bodily fluid. Still, the revelation of another Ebola infection has raised alarms, and many of them right here in Northeast Ohio. The biggest question on people’s minds — why was this […]

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    Teen sentenced for murdering foster mom

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A handcuffed 19-year-old played with tissues as she waited to hear her sentence Monday. Sabrina Zunich was convicted of aggravated murder for stabbing Lisa Knoefel to death in Willoughby Hills in November 2012. Zunich admitted it was a plan she and her foster father came up with in order to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance money. A judge ordered Zunich to spend life in prison with the eligibility of parole after 30 years. It […]

  • Dead body found during missing woman investigation, family fears worst

    CLEVELAND — The family of Michaela Diemer says police notified them about a body that could be that of their loved one. The Cleveland Division of Police confirmed a body was recovered an open field West 41st Street and Train Avenue overnight while they were investigating Diemer’s disappearance. The body was found around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police would not confirm the sex of the victim. Diemer just came home to Northeast Ohio this summer after living in California. The 32-year-old […]

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    NTSB examination of students’ plane could take days

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — It could take days for National Transportation Safety Board investigators to finish examining the wreckage of a plane crash that killed four Case Western Reserve University students. It will take even longer for a final report to be completed, but an investigator released some  information about the final moments the plane was in the air. A senior air safety investigator said the pilot, William Michael Felten,19, of Saginaw, Michigan, experienced some trouble climbing and requested to […]