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 on 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 cats.
Have a story idea? Email her at Brittany.Harris@fox8.com
AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — Akron police are investigating after a 31-year-old man was shot and killed. According to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, it happened in the 900 block of Concord Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim sitting in the driver’s seat of an SUV with multiple gunshot wounds. His name is not being released pending notification of next-of-kin. This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 8 for updates.
ELK RIVER, Minn. (WJW) — An Arby’s in Minnesota is facing some criticism after the staff there posted a sign giving parents an ultimatum. According to KARE 11, Christine Hemsworth was getting ready to walk inside with her two kids when she saw the message. It was taped to the front door and read, “Notice: Only well behaved children who can keep their food on their trays and their bottoms on their seats are welcome. If you can’t do this […]
***Cleveland police have safely located Ta’Jianna Hobson.*** CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — Cleveland police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing endangered 12-year-old girl named Ta’Jianna Hobson. According to the department, she is a resident at the Jane Edna Hunter building owned by Cuyahoga County’s Children and Family Services. She reportedly told the staff on Monday that she wanted to stay with her uncle and then walked south on East 40th Street. Ta’Jianna was last seen wearing a scarf, […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns topped the Buffalo Bills, 19-16, in Sunday’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns running back Kareem Hunt made his 2019 debut for the team after serving an eight game suspension for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. Hunt hadn’t played in almost a year since being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. In the first quarter, Baker Mayfield threw a 17-yard pass to Jarvis Landry for their first touchdown of the game. (6-0) Austin […]
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (WJW) — Two people are dead after a Porsche launched into the air and smashed into the second story of a building, police said. According to FOX News, the sports car was traveling at a “high rate of speed” on Sunday when the driver lost control. No one was inside the building at the time. The victims names have not been released. Investigators are still trying to determine how the vehicle went airborne.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (WJW) — A police officer from Arkansas is off the job for a month after he was caught on camera dancing naked at a nightclub last month. According to KATV, Officer Cebron Hackett was suspended without pay for 30 days and ordered to complete remedial training. He was reportedly off-duty and appeared to be highly intoxicated when he took off his clothes at the club and started dancing. “Your actions have brought discredit and embarrassment upon the […]
***Watch video from Herndon at the Boston Marathon above*** CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — The Cleveland Browns had a very special guest lead them out of the tunnel on Sunday. USMC veteran Micah Herndon held the flag as the players followed close behind. The Tallmadge native may look familiar. He made headlines earlier this year when his legs gave out and he crawled across the finish line at the Boston Marathon. He was running in honor of his fallen comrades. F-16s […]
MANCHESTER, N.H. (WJW) — A precious photo of a two-year-old boy hugging a police officer is sure to make you smile. Elliot Hospital and Health System shared the image along with the back story on their Facebook page. They said the boy thought a hug from a police officer would ensure he’d feel all better and wouldn’t leave until he got one. So, staff made sure that happened and arranged for Officer Tony from the ER to stop by for […]
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJW) — The University of Maryland is now offering a first of its kind master’s degree in marijuana. According to the school’s website, the two-year program specifically focuses on the study of medical cannabis. Students will learn basic science, clinical uses, adverse affects and public health considerations, and federal and state laws and policies. “The program blends online instruction with face-to-face experiences to provide students with the knowledge they need to support patients and the medical cannabis […]
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WJW) — First responders jumped into action after a man was found hanging onto a log in the Niagara River just above the Niagara Falls. According to WGRZ, a visitor and tour guide were walking when they spotted him Thursday morning and quickly called for help. The man was in the water for nearly two hours before he could be reached and brought back to shore. Firefighters attempted to grab the man, but he reportedly fought them […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — The Cleveland Monsters paid tribute to a local WWII veteran during their game against the Laval Rocket on Saturday. Dick Klein is the last surviving Northeast Ohio member of the 101st Airborne that jumped into Normandy on D-Day. He also has a Bronze Star and is a Purple Heart recipient. The crowd roared with cheers when he was introduced out on the ice. “Thank you for joining us, Mr. Klein. We are honored,” the team wrote […]
***Warning: The details of this story may be upsetting for some readers*** MORROW COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) — The Humane Society of Morrow County is offering a $1,300 reward for information that can help them solve a heartbreaking case of animal cruelty. According to the shelter’s Faceboook page, a cocker spaniel named Moxie was found on SR 42 in Mt. Gilead on November 7. “This dog had endured long term neglect. Deprivation of consistent food and water led to medical conditions […]