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.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (WJW) — Topgolf is the hottest new sporting attraction in Greater Cleveland, but an icy bogey supplied by the winter storm caused a two-hour delay in tee times at the Independence facility on Monday morning. Topgolf customer Ryan Killeen of Medina tells FOX 8 News when he and a group of friends arrived at 9 a.m., they were told that Topgolf would not open until 11 a.m. because of “technical difficulties.” Killeen said it was then he noticed […]
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW)– Newly-released police dash camera video is shedding light on a Shaker Heights police pursuit of a stolen car on Wednesday morning. It ended when the fleeing suspects crashed into a building on Cleveland’s east side. Shaker Heights police said the incident began to unfold at 6:45 a.m. when a resident caught a group of young men trying to get into his car. Investigators said the suspects then threatened the 69-year-old man at gunpoint, forcibly entered his […]
MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW)– A young mother is demanding answers after discovering that her 4-year-old daughter was left behind at a Cleveland museum during a school field trip. Latoya Jackson said her daughter, Londyn, was looking forward to the trip to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Tuesday. The first clue that something went wrong came when the bus returning Londyn Jackson and her preschool classmates to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Maple Heights was an hour late. “So […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A Cleveland man, who used surveillance cameras to catch nursing home employees abusing his elderly mother, is now pushing for a new state law that would allow cameras in all nursing homes. When Esther Piskor, 78, began showing signs that she was being abused at a skilled nursing home, her son decided to set up a camera in her room, and even put up a sign warning employees they were being recorded. The camera revealed that […]
MASSILLON, Ohio (WJW)– Deputies with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office say a Massillon woman was struck and killed by a car when she tried to save an injured animal in the road. Investigators said 55-year-old Tina Marie Icenhower spotted an injured cat on Route 241 just outside Massillon on Friday night. Icenhower stopped her car partially in the roadway, got out and was trying to save the injured animal, when she was struck and killed by a car. Detectives said […]
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) – A Cleveland Heights teenager and a group of his friends are in hot water after staging an armed robbery of the teen’s mother. Police say the 17-year-old’s idea of playing a prank on his mother was to conspire with three of his friends, put on ski masks and confront the 40-year-old woman in her driveway. Investigators say the suspects ordered the woman into her house, where they pointed a gun at her head, told her […]
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Cleveland Public Power says a power outage in an east side neighborhood was caused by mylar balloons coming into contact with power lines. The family and friends of a woman killed in a car accident on Superior Avenue created a small memorial for the victim that included the popular balloons. Community activist Art McKoy, who has organized hundreds of vigils over the years, told FOX 8 that balloons have become powerful symbols. “When the balloons go […]
WICKLIFFE, Ohio (WJW)– The mayor of Wickliffe says his police officers are wasting time issuing misdemeanor marijuana citations and he wants them to focus on stopping more serious crimes. Mayor John Barbish, who also serves as the city’s safety director, said a Jan. 2 incident involving a convicted felon found sleeping in his SUV, is the kind of policing he wants his officers to focus on. Investigators said 26 year old James Cassel refused to comply with police commands to […]
ELYRIA, Ohio (WJW) — An Elyria woman, who was left paralyzed from a terrifying attack in a Lorain County Metropark 12 years ago, has passed away after a long illness. Now authorities must now decide if the man convicted of the crime should be charged with murder. Northeast Ohioans were shocked and angered by what happened to 43-year-old Shawn Stevens as she walked through the Carlisle Reservation in May 2008. Stevens encountered a stranger who fired a bullet into her […]
AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — A driver’s license can be the key to employment opportunities for many students. So, when Akron Public Schools concluded that masonry students at Buchtel High School were missing out on jobs because they could not drive, the district decided to enter into a partnership with Driving Schools of Ohio to offer a driver`s education program on the Buchtel campus. “It is a barrier for many of our kids, that is to be able to have a […]
CLEVELAND (WJW) — The dawn of a new year means new laws that Northeast Ohioans have to obey and tax code changes. Here’s a breakdown of some of the new laws and changes coming to Ohio in 2020. Plastic Bag Ban In Cuyahoga County shoppers may find themselves looking for a new way to carry their groceries. Certain stores, like Giant Eagle, are selling reusable shopping bags to comply with the county’s ban on single-use plastic bags that went into […]
MOHICANVILLE, Ohio (WJW) — A Northeast Ohio man, whose dog disappeared five months ago, says he considers it a Christmas miracle that the puppy has been safely returned home to him. Mark Krichbaum says he now keeps a tight grip on his dog’s leash and with good reason. I In July, the silver Labrador retriever named Lucy was playing with another dog on Krichbaum’s farm in Ashland County when she vanished, apparently frightened by the sound of gunfire from a […]