Brittany Harris rejoined the FOX 8 family in 2018 as an assignment editor and digital journalist.
She previously reported on air for the station a few years ago before making her way down to Orlando, Florida where she continued her career at WKMG-TV.
While there, she covered many major breaking stories including the Pulse nightclub shooting, the murder of singer Christina Grimmie, and Hurricane Matthew. She had the opportunity to cover the visit of President Obama and President Trump as well.
Brittany has also worked in Zanesville, Ohio and Springfield, Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
When she’s not digging for news, the Cleveland native enjoys catching up on her favorite TV shows, going out to dinner and spending time with her husband and their three cats.
Have a story idea? Email her at Brittany.Harris@fox8.com
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is proposing a new way for the federal government to collect student loan payments. In a recent speech, he pitched the idea of having payments taken directly out of the borrower’s paycheck each month, just like federal taxes. This would be done in one of two ways: The repayment plan would be income based and would never require the borrower to make payments of more than 10% of their discretionary income. If […]
BURBANK, Calif. — If you were a kid in the 1990s, then you’re sure to be excited about Nickelodeon’s latest announcement. This summer, the television network will bring back sketch-comedy series “All That” featuring a new cast plus some members of the old one. Kenan Thompson, who now stars on Saturday Night Live, is also set to executive produce. The good news doesn’t stop there. Nickelodeon is also reviving “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” which will premiere in October. […]
SILVER SPRING, Maryland — The staff at Silver Spring Library received a surprising package in the mail recently: an overdue book from 73 years ago. According to the library’s Facebook page, the sender explained that her parents had borrowed “The Postman” when she was a toddler back in 1946. The family then suddenly had to move on short notice and the book was packed up with the rest of their belongings. The library said they’re happy to have the book […]
CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are sharing more details surrounding the case of a three-year-old found wandering alone on Sunday. According to the police report, a woman was walking her dog when she first saw the child on East 124th Street. She became concerned and called police. That’s when an SUV pulled up and the female driver, who had no relation to the child, got out of the vehicle. The report states another neighbor allegedly saw that same driver knock on […]
CLARK COUNTY, Ohio — Multiple fire departments responded to the scene of a terrifying crash involving a car and a semi-truck on Sunday. It’s unclear how it happened, but the Bethel Township Fire Department did share some photos of the aftermath online. You can see the front end of the car pinned between a barrier wall and a semi-truck somewhere along I-70. Fire officials tell FOX 8 one person was hurt. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this […]
CLEVELAND — Cancellations and delays are starting to trickle in at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. According to the airport’s website, several arriving and departing flights from cities including Chicago and New York City have been impacted. The FOX 8 weather team is keeping a close eye on the snow, which is coming from the southwest and heading towards the northeast. This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 8 for the latest.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Wilmington police are searching for a driver who was caught on camera hitting a woman with her car and then posting a photo of the damaged vehicle on social media. According to police, the crash happened on Wednesday as the victim was walking with a man. The video, which was shared with WABC, shows a black car speeding towards them. The man is able to move out of the way, but the woman was struck and reportedly […]
DALLAS, Texas — The Dallas Municipal Court is hosting a can drive initiative with hopes of encouraging defendants to resolve their cases. According to a flyer on the City Hall’s website, the drive will take place from February 9-13. Defendants can bring three canned goods to court for credit, which will eliminate the $50 warrant fee per case. That only applies to cases where no plea has been entered yet. The court said those coming in wanting to resolve their […]
CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland is making some changes to the drop-off and pick-up locations at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. According to a press release, capital improvement projects will impact current passenger drop-off and pick-up locations and as a result, the city is revising the airport’s ground transportation system. Starting the week of February 18th, passenger drop-off and pick-up will once again have access to the upper and lower roadways. ***Read the entire press release, here.*** This isn’t the […]
BAYSVILLE, Ontario — It’s not often you read an obituary and wind up laughing, but that’s exactly what the children of Sybil Marie Hicks hoped to achieve when they published hers in the Hamilton Spectator this month. They decided to write the piece in first person to truly reflect the 81-year-old’s comedic personality. Some of the more memorable lines include Sybil affectionately calling her late husband Ron a “horse’s ***” and describing humorous quirks about each of her children whom […]
THOMPSON, Ohio — Firefighters rescued a man trapped in a grain elevator at the top of a corn solo on Saturday night. According to the Thompson Fire Department, the victim had to be flown by UH MedEvac to the hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. Multiple fire departments assisted on scene, including Middlefield, Concord and Leroy.
TAMPA, Fla. — An expecting mother from Florida is making headlines for her recent maternity shoot, which featured an alligator, a gun, a case of beer, a pack of cigarettes and a state of Florida flag. Yes, you read that right. Lindsey Tuttle posted a photo from the shoot on her Facebook page with the caption: “Last minute practice for baby. Alligators don’t like to bottle feed, apparently. Didn’t try to breastfeed.” WTSP interviewed Tuttle about her unique choice of props. “I wanted […]