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
CLEVELAND — Reports of damage are starting to come in as storms make their way across Northeast Ohio. A tornado warning was issued for several counties but has expired. We received dozens of photos from viewers across Northeast Ohio showing the aftermath of the storm. See the gallery below.
AKRON, Ohio — Akron police are investigating after a man shot his girlfriend, who is also the mother of his child, and then killed himself. According to a press release, the shooting happened near East Exchange Street and South Arlington Street on Sunday. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, a 23-year-old woman, with a gunshot wound to her back. She was taken to the hospital where she is listed in serious condition. Witnesses told police that the victim was walking […]
EUCLID, Ohio — Euclid police are investigating after three people were reportedly stabbed on Sunday. It happened around 4 p.m. at Indian Hills Apartment located off E. 193rd Street. According to the fire department’s Facebook post, a 61-year-old man was stabbed in the head and a 55-year-old woman was stabbed in the hand while trying to break up an assault. A 55-year-old woman was also stabbed. They were all transported to UH Case Medical Center. Police have arrested a suspect […]
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A father drowned while trying to rescue his three-year-old child on Saturday. According to FOX 9, deputies said the child had fallen from a bridge into Dead Shot Bay around 8:30 p.m. The father jumped in after and began to struggle while holding the child up above water. The TV outlet reports that bystanders were able to bring the child to shore, but the man never resurfaced. He was eventually found and taken to the hospital […]
FLORENCE, Ala. — Police in Alabama are looking to identify a woman who is accused of stealing from weddings in the area. According to WHNT, the suspect was caught on surveillance camera at one couple’s wedding taking money that was supposed to be donated to FOXG1 Syndrome research. The bride and groom’s daughter suffers from the condition. “She walked by us, she walked by my child in a wheelchair. She walked through my family to steal from us,” Anna Perez […]
DANVERS, Mass. — Hundreds of firefighters are showing support for one of their own by attending his 11-year-old son’s baseball game. According to WFXT, Glenn Preston is battling cancer and couldn’t make it to Jake’s game, so his fellow firefighters decided to go in his place. “He’s devastated that he can’t be here and I told him that we would get it done and not to worry,” said Boston fire Lt. Roger Kendrick told the TV outlet. “I think it […]
UPDATE: Police cancelled the alert for Wendell Jackson on Sunday, June 16. MANSFIELD, Ohio — Mansfield police are looking for 73-year-old Wendell Jefferson, who suffers from dementia. He left his house in his electric wheelchair on Sackman Street on June 15 and never returned home. He is 5’9″, 220 lbs, and has grey hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants, white thermal shirt, black jacket and black shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
MERRIMACK, N.H. — A woman is accused of pushing her golden retriever into the water and watching as it drowned. According to WFXT, police said it happened at Naticook Lake on June 8. Witnesses reportedly saw the 11-year-old dog struggling and attempted to rescue it, but it was too late. The AP reports Merrimack Police Chief Denise Roy called the incident “disturbing.” Nancy Bucciarelli was arrested on a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge.
CANAL FULTON, Ohio — Sources tell the I-Team that an officer was shot in the foot in Canal Fulton. The incident happened at an apartment complex on Waterside Road Saturday night. Officers reportedly went there to conduct a welfare check. The suspect then barricaded himself inside the building. Multiple agencies responded to the scene. Sources say the situation is now over. This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 8 for the latest.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A five-year-old cancer survivor is getting ready to make a big donation to childhood cancer research. According to WTSP, Caroline Gallagher recently raised $13,000 with her lemonade stand. She was one of thousands to take part in “Lemonade Days” hosted by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. “It blew past any of our wildest expectations,” Caroline’s dad, Charles, told the TV outlet. Caroline was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just 18 months old. She is now in […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Tim Burchett of Tennessee is proposing a new plan to cut pay for members of Congress. According to WATE, he thinks their salaries could be slashed each year that they fail to pass a budget. “Am I doing it just as a messaging bill? No. I’m dead serious about it. I’ll vote for it,” U.S. Rep. Burchett said in an interview. As of 2019, the base pay for the U.S. House and Senate is $174,000. […]
HAMPTON, N.H. — A new study from Planet Fitness claims “dad bods” are more popular than ever with the ladies. According to the SF Gate, researchers say nearly seven of 10 found a few or 20 extra pounds to be attractive on men. “Our survey results show the majority of people think positively about dad bods, and men who identify as having them are proud of who they are. That’s exactly how we want all of our members to feel […]