Jack has been a general assignment reporter at Fox 8 since 1995.

In 2009, Jack Shea received an Emmy Award for Fox 8’s live coverage of the Cuyahoga County Government corruption raids.

Among other honors he has received, first place in the country from the National Headliners Awards, for leading Fox 8’s coverage of the Huron County
“Kids in Cages” Story.

Jack has received a number of other awards during his career, including two WICI Crystal Awards for his coverage of the impact of NAFTA in Mexico and the U.S., and a series on illegal political fundraisers.

Jack is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Toledo, where he was President and Prudential of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.

Jack recently fulfilled a lifelong dream by making a pilgrimage to County Kerry Ireland, the homeland of his grandfather before he immigrated to America.

Jack and his family live in Avon Lake.


Recent Articles
  • Family, friends say goodbye to missing 17-year-old in unsolved murder case from 1974

    AKRON, Ohio — The family and friends of a missing 17-year-old gathered at a funeral home in Akron on Thursday to say goodbye more than 44 years after she vanished. Akron Police and Linda Pagano’s family searched in vain when she disappeared in September 1974 after an argument with her stepfather at his apartment. Linda’s brother, Michael Pagano, told Fox 8 “She was not just my sister.  She was my best friend.  After her disappearance, I was lost.” No one knew […]

  • Two Minerva Middle School wrestling coaches charged for what happened that left young wrestler injured

    MINERVA, Ohio — Two wrestling coaches at Minerva Middle School are facing charges for their conduct that left a young wrestler injured. An investigation by Minerva police began when the parents of the then 12-year-old student reported that their son had been assaulted by his middle school teammates during wrestling practice on December 14 at Minerva High School. Village Prosecutor Caitlyn Schneider says the probe revealed that one of the wrestling coaches allegedly ordered 16 members of the team, all […]

  • ‘We’re scared every minute’: Cleveland Mr. Hero robbed 3 times

    CLEVELAND–The owner of a Cleveland fast food restaurant says she and her employees fear for their lives after three armed robberies in recent weeks. The terror for workers at Mr. Hero on West 130th Street began on December 1, when three suspects wearing masks barged into the store at lunchtime. One of them had a gun and ordered an employee to open the cash register. He demanded to know if there was any other money, and when the employees said […]

  • Local city taking action to stop teen vaping ‘epidemic’

    NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio —  The Food and Drug Administration calls the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices by teenagers an “epidemic.” Now, a local city is taking a stand against the use of devices by juveniles. Under a law passed by North Olmsted City Council, it’s illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to possess or use any electronic cigarette or vaping device. Violators could face a $100 fine and will be placed in a youth diversion program. Michael […]

  • Social media helps police track down suspect in armed robbery at gas station

    LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — The Lake County sheriff says a gunman, who held up a gas station on Monday, has been arrested. Investigators say it was social media that allowed them to identify the man, then track him down. The gunman is accused of holding up a Marathon gas station in Painesville Township Monday afternoon, before fleeing with a bag of cash. After the sheriff’s office posted photos on its Facebook page, a number of people were able to identify […]

  • Woman accused of stealing ambulance when she couldn’t find ride home from hospital

    CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Employees of a Northeast Ohio ambulance company were bewildered to discover someone stole their ambulance outside TriPoint Medical Center. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said two employees of Tri-County Ambulance had been dispatched to the hospital to pick up a patient for transport to the Cleveland Clinic. They left the ambulance running to keep it warm and left the door unlocked. At the same time, a Painesville woman was leaving the hospital and authorities said she […]

  • Fight at Rocky River nail salon caught on video

    ROCKY RIVER, Ohio– Surveillance cameras were rolling at a local nail salon when an irate customer threw a tantrum and ended up arrested. Investigators say the customer showed up to get her nails done and became angry when she was told she had to wait. It happened at River Nails and Spa on Detroit Road in Rocky River. Police said 41-year-old Meredith Mae Whitlock, of Lakewood, started yelling at an employee and the owner approached her to ask her to […]

  • Driver accused of crashing into Akron home has 27 license suspensions

    AKRON, Ohio– A speeding SUV went across lawns and slammed into an Akron home Thursday morning. Jason Cooper, 42, of Akron, has five drunk driving convictions and his license has been suspended 27 times, but he will not be charged with operating a vehicle under the influence in this case. Akron police and paramedics were called to Brown Street in the city’s Firestone Park neighborhood after the speeding SUV careened out of control, hurdling across six yards and hitting several […]

  • Video shows terrifying measures suspect takes to get drugs at store in Brunswick Hills Township

    MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities in Medina County are investigating armed robberies that left employees shaken at two businesses. Police said a gunman walked into the Discount Drug Mart in Brunswick Hills Township on Saturday just after 5:15 p.m. and handed the pharmacist a note, demanding prescription drugs and warning employees that he would begin shooting if they contacted law enforcement. After filling the bag with narcotics, the suspect fled out the front door of the store; it’s unknown how […]

  • Dozens of graves submerged in mud, water at Avon cemetery

    AVON, Ohio– The family of a woman who passed away earlier this month is calling the conditions at the cemetery “disgraceful.” They paid for the plot at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon for their loved one in 1990 and were shocked to see how the cemetery has fallen apart in recent years. The final resting place of Doris Fiesler is one of dozens of graves submerged in mud and water. “You just lost someone, your heart hurts, your head is […]

  • Soldier surprises family with unexpected holiday visit at Plain Township school

    PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A local school teamed up with a soldier to help him surprise his family this holiday season. “I’m nervous,” said U.S. Army Private Zackery Douglas, as he embarked on the first secret mission of his military career. Pvt. Douglas, a 2018 graduate of Perry High School, walked into Oakwood Middle School in Plain Township on Thursday, as part of a secret Christmas homecoming to surprise his two favorite cousins. One of the girls, 12-year-old Kairi Cota […]

  • Community rallies behind sick homecoming queen in Richland County

    SHELBY, Ohio — Neighbors in one Richland County town are rallying behind a popular high school student who is being treated for an illness that landed her in intensive care. 17-year-old Lindsey Gies is considered a shining star at Shelby High School. Lindsey, the daughter of Shelby High Principal John Gies, was homecoming queen this fall, and participates in athletics and theater at the school. Shelby Schools Superintendent Tim Tarvin told Fox 8,  “whether you want to know Lindsey or not, […]