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
  • ‘Possum guy’ talks about video that went viral during Browns’ big win

    CLEVELAND- Two strange things happened at FirstEnergy Stadium Thursday night: The Browns won, and a brave fan captured a possum that was on the loose in the stands. Greg Pleasant said it looked like the possum was heading for the field and he knew someone had to do something before the animal got hurt, so he Googled “how to capture a possum.” “So you look on YouTube, the first way to grab a possum is by the tail, and that’s […]

  • Grafton man sentenced in murder-for-hire plot after would-be hit man backs out

    ELYRIA, Ohio– A Grafton man was sentenced on Wednesday to four years in prison in a murder-for-hire plot. Seljami “Sam” Idrizi, 40, pleaded guilty earlier this year to murder conspiracy charges. Lorain County prosecutors said he paid a would-be hit man to kill a longtime friend who threatened to expose an affair. “The victim had been trying to get the defendant to stop having an affair and stop seeing a woman that he was seeing. And the defendant got so […]

  • Red Cross helps Amish family after house destroyed by fire

    MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio– Firefighters from Middlefield and surrounding communities responded to a blaze at an Amish home on Kinsman Road. The 15 people who live there, six adults and nine children, were able to get out before it was fully engulfed in flames. Homeowner John Miller later told fire investigators his wife was cooking on a kerosene-fueled stove when it sprung a leak that caused it to explode. “By the time they got everybody out and called the department, the fire […]

  • 94-year-old woman dies after violent home invasion, police provide description of suspect

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 94-year-old woman died after a violent home invasion early Monday. According to Cleveland police, it happened at just before 1:45 a.m. in the 6200 block of Gertrude Avenue. According to police, the suspect entered the home through a window and confronted the 94-year-old woman and a 74-year-old woman who were sleeping in a bedroom. He then physically assaulted both women and took property from their home. The women were taken to the hospital. The 94-year-old, identified […]

  • Police stop drunk driver going wrong way on interstate

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police say they stopped a drunk driver, who was driving the wrong way on I-77 early Wednesday morning. Newburgh Heights police responded to 911 calls from frantic drivers about a pick up truck traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-77 at 3:30 a.m. The officers risked their own lives to pursue the wrong way driver and were able to box him in before he collided head on with a car or truck. The driver, 34-year-old Phil […]

  • Cleveland police cruiser taking up two lanes on I-90

    CLEVELAND– There’s buzz on social media on Tuesday about a video posted by a local truck driver showing a Cleveland police cruiser hogging two lanes on Interstate 90. Joe Gerhart said he was traveling east on I-90 towards downtown Cleveland on Sept. 7 when he noticed a police car get onto the highway at West 117th Street Street. He said the cruiser jumped into the center lane of traffic and almost immediately began straddling two lanes of traffic while traveling […]

  • Solon police, shop owner make sure boy gets new bike after his is stolen

    SOLON, Ohio — A 10-year-old boy says he was heartbroken when someone stole his bike. But, Solon police and the owner of the bicycle shop were not about to allow the thief to rob the boy of his loving, caring spirit — so they made sure he got a new bike. FOX 8’s Jack Shea has the uplifting story in the video, above.

  • Erie County sheriff helps free fox caught in bear trap

    BIRMINGHAM, Ohio– A sheriff and his deputy freed a fox in Erie County after the animal’s head became caught in a trap. A golden retriever named Abby alerted her owner to the fox attempting to free himself in a yard of her home in Birmingham. “She was barking and I came outside. And there was a fox right here and it had a trap on its head. And then it went over to the neighbors and laid down, and I […]

  • Cook caught working while receiving worker’s compensation, ordered to repay $46,000

    VALLEY VIEW, Ohio — An undercover investigation catches a Cleveland cook with his hand in the cookie jar, and now the double dipping cook is now being forced to give back a lot of “bread.” 58-year-old Walter Patterson of Berea was reportedly breaking the law just by working at a tavern in Valley View. According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, Mr. Patterson had an industrial accident for which he filed a claim with the Bureau of Workers Compensation that […]

  • Local company files patent for cutting-edge robots

    In the wake of school shootings across the country, a local company has filed a patent for cutting-edge robots that can actually detect weapons. The robots were developed by Intellitronix, a technology firm based in Eastlake to assist with curriculum at schools. The company says the robots already had face recognition technology, and concern about mass shootings prompted programmers to add a weapon detection function. **Watch Jack Shea’s report above for more**

  • Superintendent reinforces safe driving after rollover accident ends student’s high school football career

    GREENWICH, Ohio — Just one week before the start of the high school football season, a promising senior at a local school, is being treated for severe injuries he suffered in a rollover car accident. Now, a close knit community in Richland County is coming together to support the young athlete and his family. The Ohio State Highway patrol says 17-year-old Gavin Lowe, a Crestview High School student and a 14-year-old passenger were driving after football practice at the school […]

  • Family of 13-year-old who drowned in creek petitions for warning signs

    RITTMAN, Ohio — The tragic death of a 13-year-old boy earlier this year, prompted the victim’s family to seek new safety measures along a creek where their loved one drowned. On May 28, dive teams recovered the body of 13-year-old Gavin Griffith from Chippewa Creek in Rittman, one day after he decided to go swimming in the rain swollen creek with two friends. Wayne County authorities say Gavin drowned when he jumped into the creek and was pulled under. Now, […]