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


Recent Articles
  • Suspected thieves steal wallet from injured motorcyclist, use credit cards to go shopping

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police need help identifying two suspects accused of stealing a man’s wallet who was hurt in a motorcycle crash. According to the department, the accident happened on I-71 and W. 25th around 3 p.m. on June 30. A witness said as good Samaritans were trying to help the victim, a man and woman got out of a car nearby and took his wallet. Police said his credit cards were used not long after at a Target store […]

  • Reports of shots fired causes lockdown at Case Western Reserve; police find no threat to campus

    CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University has lifted a lockdown after an incident off campus on Saturday. According to an alert on Twitter, there were reports of shots fired near Murray Hill and Paul Avenue around 10:00 p.m. Police checked out the area and did not find an immediate threat to the school. This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 8 for updates. CWRU Alert: University Circle and CWRU police have toured the area and did not find an […]

  • Parents charged with child abuse for missing follow-up appointments after baby had liver transplant

    Santa Fe, NM (KOAT) — A child who had a liver transplant missed several doctors’ appointments and didn’t get his medication, and now his parents are charged with child abuse. According to court documents, Kyla and Jason Witterman were arrested Monday for failing to take their 1-year-old son to his medical appointments after he had a liver transplant in April 2018. Court documents said the boy’s parents also didn’t give their son his medications, which transplant experts say is critical […]

  • Cleveland police looking for suspect caught on camera stealing car from gas station

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect caught on camera stealing a car. According to the department, it happened at the Shell gas station located at 3870 Pearl Road on June 27. The victim left her 2009 Mercury Milan running while she went inside to make a purchase. When she came back out, she saw someone driving off in the vehicle. Anyone with information should call Detective Flannery at 216-623-5218.

  • Family of 21-year-old man says he died while trying to ration insulin due to high costs

    RAMSEY, Minn. — A 21-year-old man from Minnesota died on Friday as a result of rationing insulin, according to his parents. They spoke with KARE 11 and said Jesimya David Scherer-Radcliff had no choice given how expensive it is. “The cost of insulin is ridiculous. It is hard for me to even go in there and look at his casket. He is gone now. I can’t say, ‘hey let’s go here,’” said his father, David Radcliff. “I just think this […]

  • Ohio launches new tool to help consumers investigate individuals, businesses with problematic pasts

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio consumers now have a new way to investigate individuals and businesses with problematic pasts. This week, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost launched an online tool that will allow them to search a database with all of the civil lawsuits and criminal indictments filed by his office. “President Reagan was fond of saying ‘trust, but verify,’” Yost said in a press release. “This tool will allow Ohio consumers to verify, then trust.” It will also include links […]

  • Pottery Barn to unveil ‘Friends’ collection in late July, which will feature Rachel’s apothecary table

    LOS ANGELES, Cali. — If you’re a true fan of the show “Friends,” then you know all about the episode featuring Rachel’s apothecary table. Well guess what? Soon, you’ll be able to buy your very own at Pottery Barn. According to People.com, the store is launching a limited-edition “Friends” collection later this month. Everything is inspired by the 90s sitcom, which will include accessories, furniture and table top items. PopSugar.com said prices range from $12.50 to $1,099.  

  • Dunkin’ Donuts manager accused of hiring fake employee, then cashing their paychecks

    LARGO, Fla. — A Dunkin’ Donuts manager is charged with grand theft after allegedly scheming the business out of money. According to FOX 13, police said Markia Nelson pretended to hire a fake employee and then kept the paychecks for herself. She has been reportedly clocking in and out as the person for the last two months, logging close to 235 hours. The company who runs that location eventually caught wind of what she was doing and started investigating. They […]

  • Known drug dealer in Florida caught hiding crack, heroin, pills and other drugs in buttocks

    FLAGLER COUNTY, Fl. — A routine traffic stop leads to the arrest of a known drug dealer in Florida. According to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy pulled Derick McKay over for speeding on July 11. When he started talking to McKay, he noticed that he seemed nervous and that there was a smell of marijuana. McKay claimed he didn’t have anything illegal in his custody, but that turned out to be a lie. After he was brought to […]

  • Two boaters rescued after vessel takes on water near Kelleys Island

    ERIE COUNTY, Ohio — Two people were rescued after their boat started to take on water near Kelleys Island. According to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, the mayday call came in around 12:25 p.m. on Saturday. The sheriff’s office marine patrol along with the Coast Guard responded to the scene and pulled the pair to safety. Deputies remind boaters to make sure they are familiar with their safety equipment. They are also encouraged to wear a personal flotation device at […]

  • 12-year-old boy on mission to give shelter cats and dogs stylish look for adoption photos

    NEWARK, N.J. — A 12-year-old boy is on a mission to help cats and dogs look more stylish in their adoption photos. He figures by having them pose in cute and colorful bow ties, people will be more likely to want them. Darius Brown got the idea a few years ago and has been sewing custom bow ties ever since. His business is called “Beaux and Paws” and everything he makes is donated to shelters across the US and overseas. […]

  • Caught on camera: Deputy saves baby’s life during routine traffic stop in South Carolina

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. — A deputy from South Carolina is being recognized for his heroic actions to save a baby. According to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Deputy Kimbro pulled a car over for speeding on June 11. The driver immediately got out and yelled that the passenger’s newborn had stopped breathing after drinking a bottle. Deputy Kimbro’s body camera was recording as he ran over and performed first aid on the infant. After a few minutes, he […]

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