FOX 8 is proud to welcome Cleveland’s own Brittany Harris! Brittany joined the news team as a reporter in June of 2013.

She grew up right here in Northeast Ohio.

After graduating from Solon High School, Brittany went on to earn her degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College in Chicago.

During her time in the Windy City, Brittany interned for WMAQ-TV, WBBM-TV and 103.5 KISS FM.

She also worked as a Production Assistant for Bill Kurtis Productions.

Brittany landed her first job at WHIZ-TV in Zanesville, Ohio.

While she was there, she won an Ohio Associated Press Award for “Best Investigative Reporting.” Her story uncovered how budget cuts forced the city jail to release some inmates early, making the community more vulnerable to crime.

She eventually moved on to Springfield, Illinois to become a Statehouse Reporter for WCIA-TV.

She covered political news daily and interviewed many of the state’s top leaders.

She also got the chance to interview Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann.

It’s always been Brittany’s dream to get back home, and now she’s finally here!

When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her cat Miles, and catching up on all her favorite TV shows.

She looks forward to getting to know the area again too!

Recent Articles
  • Kick it for cancer awareness: Last day of school takes on special meaning for students in Chagrin Falls

    CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio– Students in Chagrin Falls celebrated their last day of school with a giant kickball tournament. But, the game wasn’t just for fun. FOX 8’s Brittany Harris shows you how the kids are raising money to battle childhood cancer.

  • Is it dangerous if your dog eats a cicada?

    AVON LAKE, Ohio — It’s no secret that dogs will eat just about anything, and with cicadas coming back to town, some pet owners are a little worried. They want to make sure those noisy bugs aren’t poisonous. Fortunately, they’re not. Dr. Frank Krupka from the Avon Lake Animal Clinic said cicadas are harmless. “It’s really not a risk. It’s a big crunchy bug. Our reptiles eat lots of bugs as a part of their standard diet, so if your […]

  • Old Brooklyn baseball field dedicated to coach who passed away from cancer

    OLD BROOKLYN, Ohio — Diamond #4 at Loew Park now has a new name. On Saturday, the baseball field was dedicated to TJ Taylor, a little league coach who was known and loved by many. “I met TJ probably 14 years ago. I was coaching his sister-in-law and his daughter was in t-ball. It was a good time. He was a really good guy. Spent as much time here as anybody,” said Michael Burmeister. TJ passed away on Christmas Day […]

  • Thousands of fans brave the rainy weather for Cleveland Browns Fan Fest

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The wet weather didn’t put a damper on the Cleveland Browns Fan Fest. Thousands packed FirstEnergy stadium where both the rain and a sense of hope filled the air. “I’ve been a Browns fan since way back in the cardiac kids days in ’78, so we love the Browns,” said Joe Geer. He drove in from Columbus with his family and said he’s had a blast. He said the kids enjoyed meeting Swagger, checking out the field […]

  • Cleveland Teachers Union rejects fact finding report; More contract talks this summer

    CLEVELAND– It’s back to the drawing board for the Cleveland Teachers Union and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education. They’ve been negotiating a new labor contract since last year and still can’t reach an agreement. On Friday, the union voted to reject the fact finder report, which essentially was a contract proposal put together by an arbitrator. The board of education wasn’t satisfied with the report either and voted it down earlier this week. Both parties are now […]

  • Boston Marathon bombing survivors visit Cleveland school

    CLEVELAND– A group of Boston Marathon survivors is turning their tragedy into a positive. “We started in Boston, Massachusetts on April 18th and once the marathon was over, we started from the finish line and ran back to the start line and have been heading west ever since,” John Ortiz said. He and the rest of the runners from the One World Strong Trek made a pit stop at Riverside Elementary School in Cleveland. There, they talked with the kids […]

  • Several police officers honored at Lorain County Memorial Service

    WELLINGTON, Ohio – Several officers were honored on Thursday at the Lorain County Memorial Service in Wellington. “We talk about her daddy quite often and his pictures are always on display in our home,” said Holly Miktarian. She lost her husband Josh in 2008. The Twinsburg officer was killed during a traffic stop. “It’s very important to me keep my husband’s memory alive, so I’ve kind of found it my job to speak about him. I do it to local […]

  • Aliza Sherman’s family hosts Mother’s Day event to help other families

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio — It’s been three years since Aliza Sherman was murdered in downtown Cleveland, and this Mother’s Day her children decided to honor her memory by hosting a benefit brunch. “We’re very excited. We sold out of our tickets and we’re doing a brunch obviously for my mom to raise money for the ‘Harboring for Hope’ fund. It offers families who have failed one round of IVF another chance at having their miracle baby,” explained Aliza’s daughter, Jennifer Sherman. […]

  • Local woman hears for the first time thanks to cochlear implant

    ALLIANCE, Ohio — Lisa Best can’t even begin to describe how incredible this week has been for her mom Nora. She can finally hear after 64 years of silence. “My mom has been deaf her entire life. And the people that we’ve met, they’ve had hearing aids up until 40 or so and then when that doesn’t work anymore they get the implant. Well for my mom, she’s never heard anything her entire life, like ever,” Lisa said. That all changed […]

  • FDA extends tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — On Thursday, the F.D.A. made a major announcement concerning e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. They’ll now be regulated just like cigarettes. “They’ve always talked about regulation of the e-cigarettes. We’ve heard that before with hookah tobacco,” recalls Mike Allison, owner of Record Revolution. His store in Coventry sells e-cigarettes. He said he doesn’t mind that the government is getting more involved. “I think that anything that someone puts in their body should be looked at scientifically and […]

  • Runners hit the road to raise funds for Chardon’s Living Memorial Park

    CHARDON, OH —  It might have been raining outside, but that didn’t stop many devoted runners from taking part in the Chardon Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday. “We’re donating some of the money to the schools and then we are also trying to help raise money for the Chardon Living Memorial Park, which they’ve been trying to fund since the school shooting over four years ago,” said Race Director J.T. Whittman. “It’s really focused on remembering the victims of that day and […]

  • Browns, Sea of Blue host flag football tournament for local kids

    CLEVELAND – More than 150 kids got to play flag football at FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday, They were coached by local police officers and firefighters. “It’s really cool. Yeah. Really cool!” said Benjamin Demming and Nick Safranek. They couldn’t believe they got to play football on the same field as the Cleveland Browns. Sea of Blue organized the event. Their goal is to promote peace between the community and law enforcement. “I just think it’s fun. The boys are having a […]

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