Bill Sheil is an anchor for FOX 8 and a member of its award-winning I-Team.

An attorney, Bill is the recipient of the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton – broadcast journalism’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.

Bill’s stories are known for their impact and their depth. Some examples include:

1. A series that helped expose pedophile priests in the Cleveland area, and the pain they had caused over decades.
2. Reports on a terrorist who was the initial connection that brought Osama bin Laden’s organization to the United States. He was ultimately deported.
3. A series on the foreclosure crisis in Cleveland where Bill was asked to testify before Congress about his findings. The series was credited with helping Ohio receive an extra $172 million in foreclosure relief funds to help people stay in their homes.
4. Two series of reports over three years on the deepening heroin crisis – one that foretold how the problem would worsen, and one that helped search for answers to an epidemic that now kills more people in Ohio than car accidents.
5. The first story, nine months before an FBI raid, on the possibility of massive corruption inside county government in Cleveland. Federal prosecutors ultimately charged more than fifty people.

In addition to the duPont, Bill has won nine National Headliner Awards, two national Public Service Awards from NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists), and the RTDNA’s (Radio Television Digital News Association) Unity Award, as well as many regional Emmys.

Bill is a former regional “Big Brother” of the year, as awarded by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.

He is a member of the Cleveland Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Recent Articles
  • ‘It’s a miracle I’m here’: MetroHealth Medical Center doctor finds new purpose after accident

    CLEVELAND – Since he was a young man, Brian Miller has had a dream. “It was very much, ‘I want to be an ER doctor,'” he says, “my focus was on how to become an ER doctor.” Leaving his family’s pasta business in Fredricksburg, a small town in Wayne County, he earned his GED, before going on to the University of Akron, and then to medical school at Ohio State. He was hired to work in the emergency room at […]

  • Ohio making progress in battle against opioid epidemic

    CLEVELAND — Some progress has been made in Ohio’s continuing battle against the opioid epidemic. It comes on two fronts. First, overall, many doctors are prescribing fewer opiates. For example, MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, announced earlier this year that its doctors prescribed 3 million fewer opiate pills over an 18 month period. The second area has to do with making people feel that it’s okay to come forward and ask for help. Drug Court Judge David Matia has called for […]

  • Honoring veterans in the shadow of murals that reflect their sacrifice

    AMHERST, Ohio– On a cold, but sunny day, a large group of people paused on this Veterans Day to say thank you to all who have served. But, in Amherst, they did so in front of an extraordinary series of murals that depicts the sacrifice of so many down through the generations. Artist Mike Sekletar has painted separate murals, side-by-side, to honor those who served in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, as well as in Iraq and […]

  • Cuyahoga County printed extra ballots as voter turnout swelled

    CLEVELAND – With some suburbs reporting voting levels close to numbers usually seen only in presidential elections, Cuyahoga County elections officials printed ballots on this Election Day and then sent them out to precincts. Election Board Director Pat McDonald said ballots were taken to about 45 precincts in the county. No precinct ran out of ballots as voters were waiting. More election results here “We were able to triage the situation,” McDonald said. In the 2006 and 2010 midterms, the voter […]

  • Cuyahoga County voter turnout tops 2014 midterm election

    CLEVELAND– Voter turnout in Cuyahoga County topped the numbers from the 2014 midterm election Tuesday afternoon. A little more than 50 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots, as of 6:15 p.m., according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. That number includes Election Day and absentee ballots. The county currently has 899,326 eligible voters. You can track Cuyahoga County voter turnout live here Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Director Pat McDonald said officials predicted 50 percent turnout on Monday, […]

  • The ‘Angel of Tremont’ honored at special mass

    CLEVELAND – Music filled the church, and worshipers filled the pews at a special mass on Sunday that honored a nun who has helped the poor and hungry in Cleveland for half-a-century. Sister Corita Ambro retired in late September, and on this Sunday, her community came to honor the nun who has become known as “The Angel of Tremont.” Sitting in the front pew, Sister Corita, who is 83, listened and laughed as her longtime pastor, Father Joe McNulty, recalled […]

  • Jimmy Dimora wants to appeal judge’s ruling denying him a new trial

    Former Cuyahoga County commissioner Jimmy Dimora wants to appeal a judge’s ruling denying him a new trial. Dimora is serving 28 years in prison on more than 30 corruption-related convictions. He had hoped a Supreme Court decision narrowing the definition of corruption might earn him a new trial. But, a judge ruled Dimora’s corruption was so widespread the ruling didn’t really apply to his case. His attorney says they’re disappointed with the ruling and plan to appeal. Watch a past […]

  • Judge denies latest appeal from ex-Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora

    CLEVELAND– Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora lost his latest appeal. There was the McDonnell decision, where the Supreme Court narrowed the definition of corruption down to basically what are known as official acts. That means someone has to take official action in exchange for a gift or cash for it to be bribery or corruption. In a 65-page opinion, Judge Sara Lilo, who oversaw Dimora’s trial, ruled it is easy to distinguish Dimora’s case from the McDonnell decision. Dimora […]

  • ‘Walk for Freedom’ draws large crowd in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – Many people came to listen and they came to learn, as Cleveland joined more then 400 cities worldwide to host a “Walk for Freedom” in an effort to combat human trafficking. Organizers said that Gina DeJesus, one of three Cleveland women held in captivity for about a decade, was scheduled to be at the walk. Amanda Berry, one of the other women held with Gina, was seen taking part in the walk. The walk goes for a mile, […]

  • Hugs and thank you’s for the ‘Angel of Tremont’ as she retires

    CLEVELAND – Sister Corita Ambro received hugs and well-wishes as she retired on Sunday, after spending 48 years feeding millions of meals to the homeless in Tremont at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. The meals program she started will continue, but Sister Corita says some of the homeless have expressed concern that she won’t be there every day. “I keep telling them, ‘I’ll be around if you need me,'” she said. Now at 83-years-old, Sister Corita said the physical toll of […]

  • The ‘Angel of Tremont’ retires

    CLEVELAND – Sister Corita Ambro, whose food program in Tremont has served millions of meals to the homeless, will retire this Sunday after 48 years at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. “It was God’s plan, and I loved every single minute of it,” she says. Sister Corita, who looks to be about 60 years old, but is actually 83, didn’t start out wanting to be a nun. “I use to cry myself to sleep because I thought I didn’t want to […]

  • Assist the Red Cross in hurricane efforts with money, blood donations

    CLEVELAND — Red Cross volunteers from northeast Ohio have been dispatched to the Carolinas to help with disaster relief efforts, once the storm passes. And, the Red Cross says it’s important to remember what type of help the organization needs and what type it doesn’t. Blood donations are a top priority – especially because donation centers across the eastern seaboard are already closed because of Hurricane Florence. In addition, the Red Cross says it can always use financial donations to help […]