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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
  • Woman caught on video attacking teenage girl with shovel gets two years in prison

    CLEVELAND — A Cleveland woman, who was caught on video attacking a teenage girl with a shovel, has been sentenced to two years in prison. It was on May 22 that Monique Gardner, 39, showed up at the RTA rapid station on West 65th Street with a shovel, and ordered her 16-year-old daughter to fight a 14-year-old rival. Gardner was arrested after cell phone video showed her joining the melee, and striking the teen with the shovel three times. But […]

  • Campaign underway to help family of 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy get wheelchair accessible van

    PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — An inspirational campaign is underway, to raise funds to help a local family buy a wheelchair accessible van. Ten-year-old Braxton Martin is a fifth grader at Glenwood Intermediate School in Stark County’s Plain Township. Braxton was born with cerebral palsy, but his mother said it has never limited his dreams and aspirations. However, for his parents, lifting him in and out of his wheelchair and loading the chair in the family minivan is becoming a bigger […]

  • Twinsburg not pursuing lawsuit after controversial girls soccer game against Strongsville

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — The Strongsville High School girls soccer team played for the state championship Friday night, but there is a cloud of controversy hanging over the Lady Mustangs.  Parents of the players that lost the game, the Twinsburg Lady Tigers, believe they were cheated out of a chance to win, but the school has decided it will not fight the outcome of the game. The referees did not notice it, but in the second half of the state semi-final […]

  • Soccer controversy after Strongsville girls team wins semi-finals with extra player on field

    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — It was a classic match-up between two undefeated girls soccer teams, with a trip to the state championship on the line.  It was decided by one goal, but parents and school officials on the losing side are now crying “foul,” claiming their opponents had an unfair advantage. The Strongsville High School Lady Mustangs won the Ohio Girls Soccer State Semi-Final on Tuesday, by defeating the previously undefeated Twinsburg Lady Tigers one nil. Now, Twinsburg parents say video […]

  • Panel of judges determining fate of man who pleaded guilty to triple murder in North Royalton

    CLEVELAND– The taped confession of a convicted killer takes center stage Wednesday, as a three judge panel decides if he should be executed. George Brinkman, 45, pleaded guilty to killing a woman and her two daughters in their North Royalton home. Statements are expected from a detective, the step-father and two FBI agents. Brinkman’s confession was played in court. On June 11, Suzanne Taylor, 45, was found dead in her house on Ridge Road, along with Taylor Pifer, 21, and Kylie Pifer, 18. […]

  • ODOT installs new wrong-way detection system at notorious exit ramp

    CLEVELAND– Collisions involving wrong-way drivers on the highway are terrifying and often prove deadly. That’s why the Ohio Department of Transportation is trying out a new detection system on a notorious exit ramp. As part of an ODOT pilot program, work crews installed a wrong-way detection system on the West 28th Street ramp on the Shoreway, just west of downtown Cleveland. “Typically involving people that are possibly lost, under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, things of that nature. So […]

  • Family speaks out after WWI veteran’s headstone found in Lakewood

    LAKEWOOD, OH — It started as a quest by a Lakewood homeowner to find out how the gravestone of a World War I veteran ended up in his backyard, and now Fox 8 News has helped solve the mystery. U.S. Army Private Charles Joseph Stary served in a machine gun unit during The Great War, and his service was a source of pride for his large family on Cleveland’s west side. His great nephew, Jerry Stary, who contacted Fox 8 […]

  • Boy gets special prosthetic so he can play cello in school orchestra

    ELYRIA, Ohio– Those who know Jordan Harris of Elyria know that when he sets his mind to something, he is going to do it and do it well. But when he decided he wanted to play the cello in the Eastern Heights Middle School orchestra, they had to wonder, how is he going to do it? Born without a lower left arm, Jordan is now able to play the cello with a bow mounted on a specially-designed prosthetic arm, and […]

  • Nursing Home Abuse: A son’s battle to keep his mom’s attacker behind bars

    **We want to warn you the video above is disturbing** CLEVELAND, OH –  Mitzi Piskor was the loving matriarch of a Cleveland family, but in her 70’s, Mitzi began to suffer from the effects of Alzheimer’s.  Her son placed her in the care of the Prentiss Skilled Nursing Care Unit at MetroHealth Medical Center, and soon began to notice injuries that could not be explained, so he set up a hidden camera in her room. What the camera captured was […]

  • Cleveland’s ‘lottery liar’ talks about massive Mega Millions jackpot

    CLEVELAND– Fourteen years ago, she was called the “lottery liar.” Now, she says she’s turned her life around. Elecia Battle, of Cleveland, falsely claimed she picked the winning numbers for a big jackpot, but said she lost the ticket after she dropped her purse outside a South Euclid store. The story made headlines in 2004 with frantic Clevelanders searching for the golden ticket. Battle filed a lawsuit, asking the courts to award her the jackpot. Her claims were quickly discredited […]

  • Firefighters, tree service rescue cat dropped in tree by hawk

    A small fire department in Stark County rescued a kitten that was stuck at the top of a tree after it was apparently grabbed by a hawk. Ellen Albert said she was concerned when she discovered that her kitten Fluffy was at the top of a pine tree near her home in Navarre on Friday. “She wasn’t going to make it,” Albert said. “She was going to die up there and she was all alone, the trees are swaying.” People […]

  • Unraveling the mystery behind the WWI headstone found in Lakewood

    CLEVELAND — A local historian is helping unravel the mystery surrounding the discovery of an old gravestone in the backyard of a home in Lakewood. After watching Fox 8’s story about the discarded headstone, the archivist for the Cleveland Grays Armory began research on the background of the Cleveland man whose name is on the granite monument. Bill Stark says he learned that Charles Joseph Starry served in the U.S. Army in World War I from 1917 to 1919, even […]