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
  • Two men hop onto train, call 911 when they can’t get off

    Hitching a ride on a freight train is always a bad idea, and two Northeast Ohio men who hopped onto a CSX train Tuesday morning discovered they could not get off. So, they called 911.  “I’m on the train and it’s going really fast and I don’t know where it’s going. OK you’re following a what, a vehicle or? No, I’m on a train.” Wayne County sheriff’s deputies say two men from Huron County hopped onto the freight train in […]

  • Video released of traffic stop involving Elyria murder-for-hire suspects

    BROOKLYN, Ohio– Newly-released police dash camera video is shedding light on how police were able to quickly identify two gunmen involved in the Elyria murder-for-hire. Police said the two men were pulled over for speeding in Brooklyn less than two hours after the murder and they were in a car owned by the plot’s mastermind. Brooklyn police stopped the car Friday night. The driver, 29-year-old John Paul Sullivan, admitted he was driving on a suspended license and he has an […]

  • City taking additional action after more vehicle break-ins at Cleveland fire station

    CLEVELAND- For the second time in two weeks, thieves have broken into the vehicles of firefighters at a Cleveland fire station and stole whatever they could. It happened at the Number 17 station at East 66th and Chester. After the break-ins on June 22, the City of Cleveland’s response was to repair the lighting in the parking lot. The city told FOX 8 News in addition to the lock on the gate leading to the parking lot and the replacement […]

  • 2018 high school graduate killed during violence in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – The 4th of July proved to be a deadly holiday in Cleveland’s Fourth Police District as detectives are investigating five separate murders.  FOX 8’s Jack Shea learned one of the victims was a young woman who had just graduated from high school. Cleveland police were called to East 103rd and Sandusky Avenue early Thursday morning after a July Fourth altercation between neighbors escalated into a violent confrontation. When it was over, Ronisha Orr, a 2018 JFK High School […]

  • Heat wave leads to warning from Coast Guard about Lake Erie water temperature

    The heat wave is prompting a warning from the United States Coast Guard, reminding boaters and swimmers that the water temperature in Lake Erie is still relatively cold. Three people have lost their lives on the lake in the past week, and the Coast Guard says cold water may have played a role in each of those cases.  The water temperature in the lake is a relatively cool 70 degrees and it’s colder the farther you get away from the […]

  • New information surfaces about sex offender caught breaking into area schools

    HUNTING VALLEY, Ohio – New charges are being leveled against a registered sex offender who was arrested in connection with a series of nighttime burglaries at schools in Cleveland’s eastern suburbs. The new charges against Jon Titter are related to a break-in at Gilmour Academy. Titter is being held on a $750,000 bond currently and is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday. Fox 8’s Jack Shea has more information on the suspect and what has police so concerned about his […]

  • Registered sex offender arrested for breaking into east side schools

    EUCLID, OH  – Fox 8 viewer Ted Makowiecki says he was watching the news when he saw coverage of a series of nighttime break-ins at schools in Cleveland’s eastern suburbs. When Makowiecki saw surveillance photos of the suspect sporting a so-called “man bun,” he instantly recognized the man as his neighbor, 38-year-old Jon Charles Titter. “Wow! That’s the guy, I’m sure of it and I wanted to be helpful and I called in and they asked me how sure are […]

  • Police release new pictures of car suspected in deadly hit-and-run of 15-year-old

    CLEVELAND, OH –  A memorial on Union Avenue on Cleveland’s southeast side is a sad reminder of how 15-year-old David Bourne Jr. died on June 13th. Surveillance video from a nearby company shows David walking on the sidewalk late that afternoon. Witnesses say it appears that David stepped toward the street to avoid a dead animal in the middle of the sidewalk, and that’s when he was hit by a white car that never stopped and continued on toward Broadway […]

  • VIDEO: Man leads Alliance police on wild chase that ends in crash

    ALLIANCE, Ohio — A Portage County man led Alliance police on a wild chase that ended when he crashed his truck into a set of railroad tracks. It happened on Wednesday morning, when police tried to pull over a pick-up truck for speeding. But, police said William Earl Hoschar, 41, of Deerfield, had no intention of stopping. “He was speeding; he was driving up into yards, on the sidewalks in a residential area. It was early in the morning; however, […]

  • Lorain police officer fired after traffic stop involving his daughter’s boyfriend

    LORAIN, Ohio — A Lorain police patrolman has been fired following an internal investigation into a traffic stop involving the boyfriend of the officer’s daughter. Investigators say the traffic stop was an “abuse of power.” There is video of the incident.  “You can get out. For what? You’re going to jail. For what? Get out. For what? Have a seat in my car. We’ll make (BEEP) up as we go.” It happened April 16, when Lorain police patrolman John Kovach […]

  • Owner says therapy pig has special ability to connect with people

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio — 25-year-old Autumn Hogan says her mini pot-bellied pig, Oliver, has always been a ham, and has a special ability to connect with people. “He was an attention hog. He really likes the camera when the breeder was taking pictures and videos of him and I thought this seems pretty fun,” Hogan said. Hogan enjoys taking Oliver to places like the park, library or nursing home. “When he would interact with the elderly or children or sometimes […]

  • Fox 8 cameras confront Akron firefighters accused of making porn at fire station

    AKRON, Ohio – Fox 8 news reporter Jack Shea tracked down the two Akron  firefighters who were placed on leave after allegedly posting pornographic videos they made of themselves at a city fire station. Fire Lieutenant Art Dean and his girlfriend, Provisional Lieutenant Deann Eller, were placed on administrative leave amid allegations that they produced the videos at an Akron fire station and then posted them to various porn websites. The Akron Fire Department is conducting an investigation to determine […]